Last updated January 29, 2023
As part of our series How to Fully Fund Your Master’s Degree, here is a list of universities that fully fund the studies of all or most of their Master’s students in Chemical Engineering. A Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering can prepare you for a career in many different fields including energy, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, water treatment, and academia.
“Full funding” is a financial aid package for full-time students that includes full tuition remission as well as an annual stipend or salary during the entire program, which for Master’s degrees is usually 1-2 years. Funding usually comes with the expectation that students will teach or complete research in their field of study. Not all universities fully fund their master’s students, which is why researching the financial aid offerings of many different programs, including small and lesser-known schools both in the U.S. and abroad, is essential.
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(Cambridge, MA): All Chemical Engineering graduate students in good standing are fully funded by the department. Funding in the Department of Chemical Engineering is available in the form of fellowships, research assistantships, or teaching assistantships. Students receive full tuition, a stipend, and individual health coverage. In the academic year 2022-2023, stipends for assistantships are $3,462 per month for MSCEP students.
(Hamilton, ON): The department provides financial support for Full-time MASc. and Ph.D. students in the combination of a research stipend, a teaching assistantship, a departmental scholarship, and/or a bursary. After paying tuition fees students will receive a minimum net amount of $17,500, as long as they remain in good standing to graduate on time.
(Stillwater, OK): All graduate students admitted to the program are provided financial support, which includes an assistantship, tuition waiver, and subsidized health insurance. Every applicant is automatically considered for financial support. The School of Chemical Engineering also awards a number of scholarships, which are funded by alumni and industry partners.
(Kingston, Ontario, Canada): Every full-time graduate student engaged in research has adequate financial support during his or her graduate program with a guaranteed minimum level of $25,000 for both Master’s and Ph.D. students. As part of the minimum funding package, you may serve as a Teaching Assistant for at least one term per year. Queen’s internal awards are part of the minimum funding package.
(Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada): Most thesis-based graduate students in the College of Engineering receive funding during their studies in the form of scholarships, stipends, awards, research fellowships, and teaching assistantships. Stipends and scholarships for M.Sc. students are $14,000-$18,000/year.
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