Tuition for master’s students depends on the number of courses you are taking. If you’re a doctoral student, you will receive full funding for the duration of your program (including tuition and associated fees, single health insurance, single dental insurance and an annual living wage) as long as you remain in good academic standing.Explore Costs
The Ashton Fellowship was established by Augustus T. Ashton in 1950 to support Penn Engineering graduate students from Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The fellowship offers full funding for five years including tuition, fees, and stipend.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens from Pennsylvania or New Jersey who are younger than 25 with at least one parent or grandparent who was a native born citizen of the U.S.
Complete the nomination form upon accepting your offer of admission, prior to your first semester.
Penn Engineering is a proud partner of the Vingroup Science and Technology Scholarship Program, which supports talented graduate students from Vietnam. Vingroup covers 50 percent of the cost of doctoral student funding (tuition, fees and stipend) for up to six years of graduate study at Penn. (Penn Engineering will cover the rest of the cost.)
This scholarship is intended for Vietnamese students who are 35 years old or less at the start date of the intended Ph.D. degree program. See Vingroup’s web page for additional eligibility criteria.
To apply, visit Vingroup’s website.
Presidential Ph.D. Fellows receive a three-year fellowship, including summer support and funds to support their research. Please visit the President’s Initiative page for details.
This fellowship is awarded to select students who demonstrate exceptional academic promise, contribute to increasing diversity in their fields, have a research agenda that is exceptionally innovative and/or impactful, and demonstrate leadership potential.
You will be automatically considered for this scholarship when you submit your application for admission. No additional application or materials are required.
Penn Engineering generally does not provide financial assistance for master’s-level students, but you may be able to find a teaching assistantship or part-time lab position through your academic department. You can also explore student employment opportunities, federal funding (if you’re a U.S. citizen or permanent resident) or the scholarship opportunities listed below.
The Dean’s Master’s Scholarship provides financial support to Master’s students in order to further the University’s interest in attracting an academically talented and inclusive student body that will be successful in advancing the school’s mission of scholarship, teaching, and research for the public good. Scholars receive a one time $15,000 tuition scholarship for their first year of full time study (or enrollment).
Must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident. Students in the Accelerated Master’s programs, Penn employees receiving tuition benefits, and part-time students are not eligible. Each scholarship applicant’s qualifications shall be considered individually. In awarding the scholarships, consideration shall be given to the applicant’s socioeconomic and educational background, and/or commitment to the school’s goal of an inclusive student body.
Applicants who meet the stated eligibility criteria are automatically considered upon admission. Students are encouraged to include in their application statement how their experience and academic achievements help promote the University’s ongoing commitment to an inclusive student body within Penn Engineering.
This fellowship was generously endowed in 2021 at the recommendation of Penn Engineering Advisor Alex Haidas, C’93, ENG’93, WG’93, PAR’25, and his wife, Thalia Chryssikou, PAR’25, whose commitment to financial aid continues to open doors to Penn Engineering. Awarded to the top incoming Dean’s Master’s Scholar upon admission to Penn Engineering.
Incoming pool of selected Dean’s Master’s Scholars.
All incoming Dean’s Master’s Scholars are automatically considered.
Established in 2012 through the generous support of Jorge B. Rosas, GEE’83, WG’83, and María Rosas, this scholarship supports students who have completed an undergraduate engineering degree from Tecnologico de Buenos Aires (ITBA) and who wish to pursue a full-time master’s degree at Penn Engineering. Scholars receive full tuition and fee coverage for the duration of their master’s program.
Candidates must be earning an undergraduate engineering degree from Tecnologico de Buenos Aires (ITBA).
ITBA nominates one candidate per year to apply for admission to any Penn Engineering master’s program. You will be automatically considered when you submit your application for admission. No additional application or materials are required.
In 2003 and 2004, the late Dr. John J. McMullen and the McMullen Family Foundation established two scholarships that together support two graduates of the United States Naval Academy each year in pursuing master’s degrees at Penn Engineering. A highly esteemed friend of the School, Dr. McMullen was instrumental in forging a relationship between Penn Engineering and the United States Naval Academy. It was Dr. McMullen’s intent to address “the ever-increasing importance of technology in our new Navy” by encouraging outstanding young naval officers to pursue master’s degrees at Penn Engineering. Scholars receive full tuition and fee coverage, as well as coverage for textbooks for one year of study — fall, spring and two summer sessions.
Candidates must be graduates of the U.S. Naval Academy.
Applicants must be recommended by the U.S. Naval Academy and are automatically considered at the time of application for admission. No additional application or materials are required.
Ihsuk Shin, an accomplished and loyal Penn Engineering alumnus, created this scholarship in 2022 to support students who have been admitted to a graduate degree program at Penn Engineering. Before completing his postgraduate work at Penn Engineering, Dr. Shin proudly attended Seoul National University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in 1957. Scholars receive a one-time $12,000 tuition credit for their first year.
In keeping with his wishes, special consideration is given to fellowship candidates in the following order:
Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements are automatically considered at the time of application for admission. No additional application or materials are required.
Penn Engineering is a proud partner of the Vingroup Science and Technology Scholarship Program, which supports talented graduate students from Vietnam. The Vingroup scholarship provides full coverage of tuition and fees, as well as a living stipend, for the duration of the master’s program. It also offers one additional year of funding for master’s students continuing on to a doctoral program.
This scholarship is intended for Vietnamese students who are 30 years old or less at the start date of the intended master’s degree program. See Vingroup’s web page for additional eligibility criteria.
To apply, visit Vingroup’s website.
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