PhD students who matriculate in Summer 2020 and after are guaranteed to have funding support from the University of Chicago, external sources, or a combination of the two for the duration of their program. The funding package includes the following:
- Full tuition coverage
- Annual stipend
- Fully paid individual annual premiums for UChicago's student health insurance (U-SHIP, the University Student Health Insurance Plan)
- Student Services Fee (beginning in Autumn 2022)
The goal of the University’s commitment to ensuring that students are supported is to allow students to prioritize their studies and prepare for rewarding careers. We expect students to remain in good academic standing and to be making progress toward completing degree requirements.
Students in the Division of the Humanities who entered their PhD program in Summer 2016 or later, and who are still enrolled in 2023-2024 will be fully incorporated into this new funding model, and will receive at least the guaranteed stipend level (subject to applicable taxes), full tuition coverage, fully paid health insurance premiums, and Student Services Fee (beginning in Autumn 2022) for the duration of their program. Students are expected to remain in good academic standing.
Students who matriculated before Summer 2016 will receive at least the funding they were offered at the time of admission and may be eligible for additional funding, such as dissertation completion fellowships. These students will also have the Student Services Fee covered beginning in Autumn 2022. Over the past several years, the Division of the Humanities has increased investments in funding to support students in degree completion.
Additional fellowships and awards are available to support language study, conference travel, and research travel.