Graduate International Students

Graduate Fellowships and Assistantships

Graduate fellowships, teaching assistantships, and research assistantships are awarded by individual academic departments to a limited number of highly qualified, full-time students (usually at the Ph.D. level) at the time of admission. If you receive a funding award, you will be notified of the award in your official admission letter. Departmental funding is based on merit and not on need, and every applicant is automatically considered upon timely submission of a complete application packet. Review application deadlines to see upcoming financial consideration deadlines. No additional paperwork is required.

NEW Professional Master’s Scholarships for Illinois Tech Alumni

Illinois Tech has established a new scholarship designed to assist university alumni in obtaining professional master’s degrees. This scholarship opportunity will cover $25,000 in tuition costs for all Illinois Tech alumni who enroll in one of our industry-leading professional master’s degree programs, offered both in-person and online. You can choose from a non-thesis or thesis-optional program. Our professional master’s degrees offer you the same high quality of our M.S. degrees—with relevant courses taught by Illinois Tech’s renowned faculty—and do not require a thesis.

ACE Award 

The ACE Award is a partial-tuition scholarship for master’s-level study at Armour College of Engineering that encourages participation in various educational, research, and/or leadership activities and projects that are expected to enhance your educational experience and contribute to your professional competence in your chosen field of study.

This award covers the cost of 3 credit hours per semester and can be used for a total of two semesters. The award cannot be used in the summer term and is not deferrable. The ACE Award is restricted to students studying on Mies Campus. Students who receive the ACE Award who excel in leadership/academics while on campus may qualify for an award for current students called the Armour Master Scholarship. 

Architecture Master’s Scholarship

The Architecture Master’s Scholarship is offered to students seeking an M.ARCH., M.S. ARCH., or M.L.A. The award covers the cost of 3, 4.5, or 5 credit hours per semester as determined by a student’s program of study. The award is available for the duration of the program, with a max of four semesters, and cannot be used in the summer term. Students can defer this award for one semester.

Data Science Excellence Scholarship

The Data Science Excellence Scholarship is awarded to select data science students. Scholarship values vary based on applicants’ GPA, GRE score, and academic/professional experiences. The scholarship can be used for four semesters and can be used in conjunction with other scholarships awarded by the College of Computing. The maximum award value is a flat $4,000 per semester. This award can be deferred up to one year. 

Graduate Housing Scholarship  

The Graduate Housing Scholarship is a two-semester award offered to incoming graduate students who wish to reside in McCormick Student Village (MSV).* To use the scholarship students must enroll in 3 or more credit hours and sign a nine-month lease (fall enrollees) or a four-month lease (spring enrollees). The value of this award varies based on annual contract terms. The award cannot be used during the summer term. If a student’s housing charges are less than the value of their scholarship, the scholarship will be reduced accordingly. 

*Students awarded the Graduate Housing Scholarship prior to the fall 2019 semester can use the award for the duration of their program of study. These students can use the award to cover the cost of living in MSV, Kacek Hall, or Jeanne and John Rowe Village.

Graduate Meal Plan Award

The Graduate Meal Plan Award is a two-semester award offered to graduate students who wish to reside in campus housing.* To use the award, students must enroll in 3 or more credit hours and sign a nine-month lease or four-month lease. The value of this award varies based on annual contract terms. The Graduate Meal Plan Award cannot be used during the summer term. If a student’s meal plan charges are less than the value of their award, the award will be reduced accordingly. Cambridge Education Group students are not eligible for this award.

*Students awarded the Graduate Meal Plan Award prior to the fall 2019 semester can use the award for the duration of their program of study. 

Graduate Pathways 

The Graduate Pathways award is offered to on-spot admits in any master’s program. Eligible students are awarded up to $5,000 per semester for a total of two semesters.* This award can be deferred up to one year and cannot be used in the summer. Students participating in the India Online program are not eligible for this award. 

*Less than full-time students who enrolled prior to the spring 2020 term received prorated scholarships and were permitted to use forgone funding in a third term.  

IIE-Fulbright Scholarship 

The Fulbright Scholarship is offered to Fulbright Scholars in any masters  degree program. The scholarship is awarded for four semesters at a value of $2,000 per semester totaling $8,000. This award is deferrable up to one year and cannot be used during the summer term. It is not stackable with other scholarships.

IIT College Scholarship 

The IIT College Scholarship is awarded to students studying chemistry, applied mathematics, or physics. The scholarship caps out at $2,500 per semester and is renewable for four semesters. This award can be used for summer and can be deferred up to one year. Students participating in the India Online program are not eligible for this award.

International Partners

The International Partners scholarship is available for students enrolled in the IIT Europe partner program. The university guarantees students from this partner program a research experience. The value of this award is based on the student’s home institution. Eligible students receive two total semesters of funding. The award cannot be used for the summer term. Students cannot defer this award.

Stuart School of Business Dean’s Scholarship

The Stuart School of Business Dean’s Scholarship is available for international students studying at Stuart, with the exception of students seeking their Master of Public Administration or Accelerated Master of Business Administration degree. Students can use this scholarship for a maximum of six terms. Scholarship values vary; the maximum award is $5,000 per semester. The Dean’s Scholarship can be applied only toward Stuart tuition charges. This award is prorated based on enrollment, so students taking fewer classes will not be able to use their standard semester value if they enroll in fewer than nine credit hours. This award is deferrable up to one year. Students seeking joint Stuart School degrees are only eligible for one Stuart Scholarship.

Stuart School of Business M.P.A. Scholarship

The Stuart School of Business M.P.A. Scholarship is available to students pursuing a Master of Public Administration. Students can use this scholarship for a maximum of six terms. The value of the scholarship will vary as it covers a fixed percentage of tuition charges from the Stuart School. This percentage varies by applicant; the maximum value available is 35 percent of the Stuart School charges. This award is deferrable up to one year. Students seeking joint Stuart School degrees are only eligible for one Stuart Scholarship. 

TechEdge Scholarship

The TechEdge Scholarship is awarded to selected information technology and management students. Scholarship values vary; the maximum award is $2,500 per semester for a total of four semesters. This award can be deferred up to one year. Students participating in the India Online program are not eligible for a TechEdge Scholarship. The TechEdge Scholarship cannot be used during the summer term.