Teaching and Research Assistantships
These assistantships require a student to assist faculty in their teaching or research. The School automatically considers for appointment to both teaching and research assistantships all students whose applications are approved for admission. For incoming students, these assistantships are awarded on the basis of academic promise. Graduate students who hold an assistantship (requiring at least one-third-time service) receive a tuition waiver. All decisions concerning financial support are made by the Graduate Admissions Committee upon recommendation by the faculty and the School's director.
The School may also apply for Institute-wide fellowships for students with excellent academic credentials. Current and prospective graduate students are also encouraged to apply for fellowships from organizations such as the National Science Foundation. In addition, as a part of its NIH training program, the Cognitive Aging Program provides several pre-doctoral fellowships for graduate students in aging.
Institutional and organizational scholarships provide funds on the basis of academic promise. Students are encouraged to apply for scholarships as soon as they have been accepted into the program. Georgia Tech’s Scholarship Homepage
Outside Resources for Financial Aid
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For International students
- International Education Finance Corporation
- AAUW Scholarships
- EduPASS guide to studying in the US
- MacArthur Foundation
In addition to graduate assistantships and fellowships, internships at corporate and research settings both within and outside Georgia Tech are available for advanced students. Students work for one term, most often during the summer to gain valuable work experience and to practice and apply what they have learned in their program. Georgia Institute of Technology Internship Program
The Graduate Student Government Association, College of Sciences, and School of Psychology also provide funds for graduate students to present their research at conferences. Please see the SGA Conference Funds and CoS Travel Supplement Form links below. For additional information regarding the application process, please speak with the School of Psychology's finance office.