Graduate Financial Support

All current full-time students in our doctoral program are being financially supported. Support usually consists of the following:

  • A University Fellowship: a stipend of $26,256 for 11.25 months (in the 2019-2020 academic year) plus a full-tuition scholarship (tuition remission). For first year students, this fellowship requires minimal duties; all first-year students receive a University Fellowship.
  • If you qualify for financial support and if you make normal progress toward your degree, the aid will usually be renewed for a total of five years.

Other forms of support are:

  • Research Assistantships
  • NSF support 

It is important to recognize that financial support should not be a major concern when you are considering graduate study towards a PhD in the Washington University in St. Louis Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Generally speaking, if you are admitted to our PhD program, you will be supported. Note that not only is the financial support we give on the high end of what other universities offer, but St. Louis is a fairly inexpensive place to live.

University Fellowships and Awards

  • The Olin Fellowship

    This fellowship is awarded as a result of an annual competition open to all women who intend to commence graduate studies at Washington University in St. Louis. The Olin Fellowship carries a stipend for four years and full tuition.

  • The Chancellor's Fellowship

    This fellowship is designed to facilitate training for students who would contribute to the diversity of graduate education at WashU. Students should have a strong interest in becoming a college or university professor.

  • The McNair Fellowship

    The McNair Program is a national effort to encourage first-generation college students of a specified income level, and students from other groups under-represented in graduate education, to pursue doctoral degrees and careers in college or university tea