Last updated April 18, 2022
In follow-up to my article on How To Fully Fund Your PhD, we began a series on fully funded PhD programs in various disciplines. There are several competitive, external fellowships that fund doctoral study, but if securing full funding is your goal, we recommend applying to PhD programs that offer full funding to all admitted students. When a doctoral program indicates that they provide full funding to their PhD students, in most cases this means they provide each admitted student full tuition and a stipend for living expenses for the four to six year duration of the student’s doctoral studies. Not all universities provide full funding to their doctoral students, which is why we recommend researching the financial aid offerings of all the potential PhD programs in your academic field, including small and lesser-known schools both in the U.S. and abroad.
To view more than 1,600 professional and academic fellowships, including fellowships for doctoral study and dissertation research, sign up to search ProFellow’s fellowships database.
Below is a list of universities that offer full funding to all of the admitted students to their PhD programs in business:
Would you like to receive the full list of more than 1000+ fully funded programs in 60 disciplines? Download the FREE Directory of Fully Funded Graduate Programs and Full Funding Awards!
(Durham, NC): The Fuqua School of Business offers full funding to all admitted doctoral students, including international students. Funding is provided in the form of a fellowship and pays for tuition, a stipend, and single person health fees.
(Grenoble, France): Our doctoral students are normally fully funded, either from GEM (tuition waiver and assistantship) or externally.
(London, United Kingdom): All students are fully funded on admission to the Programme. This includes a tuition fee waiver and generous stipend.
(Columbus, OH): All admitted students into any of the Fisher PhD programs are full funded. The funding may come in the form of fellowships, research assistantships, teaching assistantships, supplemental grants, etc. Applicants to any PhD program do not need to do anything to be considered for funding – if an applicant is admitted, s/he is funded.
(Houston, TX): Full financial assistance will be offered to each admitted student in the Ph.D. program in the form of a research assistantship, where the student must work as a research assistant for assigned faculty members. Admitted students will be offered stipend support of $40,000 per fiscal year.
(Stanford, CA): All incoming doctoral students are provided with financial aid for five years, provided they maintain satisfactory academic progress and meet program milestones. The fellowship stipend and/or research or teaching assistantship for 2021–22 is $47,000.
(Los Angeles, CA): USC provides full financial support to Ph.D. students for four to five years in the form of a fellowship or assistantship. After a student has advanced to candidacy (typically in the third year), the student becomes eligible for additional research awards.
For application tips on applying to a PhD program, see How To Get Into a Fully Funded PhD Program: Contacting Potential PhD Advisors.
Also, sign up to check out our fellowships database to learn about other opportunities to fund graduate and doctoral study.
© Victoria Johnson 2020, all rights reserved.