What Funding do we offer?
We offer a financial guarantee to students admitted to both the Spanish and Portuguese programs, for both Masters and PhD levels. There is no separate application for the financial guarantee; the details of the guarantee are written in the offer of admissions letter for each individual.
Multi-Year Funding Package
If you apply to the Department of Spanish & Portuguese and are accepted, most often you will be offered a multi-year support package, which begins in your first year. The support guarantee for incoming Masters students is typically for two years, or four semesters. For continuing MA to PhD students, the support guarantee is for six years, or twelve semesters. For incoming PhD students, the typical guarantee is five years, or ten semesters. The guarantee is, of course, contingent on satisfactory progress and performance. Our guarantee is in the form of a graduate assistantship, which in our Department is most often a Teaching Assistantship (TAship). All of our TAships provide tuition remission, health insurance benefits, and a stipend. The stipend amount varies depending on the percentage of the TAship. Additional funding could come from Project Assistantships (PAships), when available, or fellowships.