Cost of Attendance

Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships

Graduate school can be expensive. Fortunately, there are a multitude of ways to earn scholarships and fellowships (that don’t need to be repaid). Learn more about the kinds of awards available, how to qualify and how to apply.

USF Scholarships

Explore the STARS scholarship database for USF awards you may wish to apply for. Another scholarship source is the USF Foundation, which awards over $5 million in free privately funded scholarships each year. The Office of Graduate Studies also offers fellowship opportunities for new and continuing graduate students.

Fulbright Scholarships

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest exchange program in the United States providing students and young professionals with opportunities to pursue international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching in over 155 countries worldwide. Nearly 1,600 Fulbright grants are awarded every year in a wide range of fields: government, higher education, business and industry, journalism a

Office of National Scholarships

The ONS provides guidance and support for USF’s creative, motivated and academically strong students as they compete for national merit scholarships across all disciplines. They identify, recruit, and mentor students who apply for prestigious scholarships and work with faculty members to recruit candidates, write strong letters of recommendation, review applications and essays, and provide mock interviews for applicants.


Learn more abouts how USF lowers your cost of attendance with our generous , fellowship and assistantship options.