University of Chicago Fellowships

University of Chicago Fellowships

To be considered for University fellowship support, simply check the appropriate box in the Financial Data section of the online application for admission and you will automatically be considered for all University fellowship funds for which you are eligible. There is no separate application form for University fellowship support. Applicants are considered for all fellowship aid available at the time of the admission decisions. An applicant's aid package will not be reconsidered after admission, even if other admitted applicants to the University of Chicago decline their fellowship award offers.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is not required to qualify for University fellowships because these fellowships are merit based, not need based. But please note that the FAFSA is required for federal student loans, the federal work-study program, and for many outside scholarships and grants.

For Master's Students:  A limited number of partial-tuition scholarships may be offered to applicants admitted to one and two-year master's programs.

For Doctoral Students:  Students admitted to doctoral study are typically awarded a five-year fellowship package that includes full tuition, an annual living stipend, and medical insurance. Teaching training is a vital part of the educational experience at the University, so all fellowships include a required teaching component. Generally, students focus on their course requirements during the first and second year and fulfill the teaching requirement during the third through fifth year in the program.


December 15, 2017
All PhD programs and MFA in Visual Arts

January 3, 2018
MA program in Middle Eastern Studies
Round 1, Master of Arts Program in the Humanities (MAPH) and MA program in Latin American Studies

April 30, 2018
Round 2, Master of Arts Program in the Humanities (MAPH) and MA program in Latin American Studies

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