Graduate Students

Funding Opportunities for Future Graduate Students

How to Apply

Welcome to the UTSA-ECE webpage dedicated for future engineers and researchers. UTSA’s Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate and undergraduate programs are both recognized as one of the best in the state of Texas and this nation. Our professors conduct research at the highest standards in various research areas such as cyber-physical systems, energy, photonics, communication, computer engineering, and many more.

This webpage introduces future graduate students to the scope of opportunities that are available for future students. The ECE department and its faculty provide financial support and funding opportunities for their graduate students (Master’s and Ph.D.) in various forms. Funding is available in three forms: (A) Graduate Research Assistantships (GRA), (B) Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTA), and (C) Fellowships and Scholarships.

Please click on the these three links to learn more about funding opportunities, after reading the following important note:

Important note regarding tuition and fees—International graduate students admitted to UTSA’s graduate ECE program (Master’s or Ph.D.) may qualify for in-state tuition, which costs significantly lower than the out-of-state tuition and fees. Click on this link to check the tuition and fees for in-state and out-of-state graduate students: https://www.utsa.edu/fiscalservices/docs/GRAD%2016-17.xlsx. To qualify for in-state tuition and fees, graduate students must have one of the following:

  • GTA appointment
  • GRA appointment (20 hours/week)
  • Competitive scholarship

Click on the links for the three funding sources (GTA, GRA, Scholarships) to learn more about these opportunities.

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