Fully Funded PhDs in Teaching English as a Second Language

Apr 20, 2021
New York University PhD in Teaching English as a Second language
New York University offers funding to its PhD in Teaching English as a Second Language students

Last updated May 15, 2022

As part of my series on How to Fully Fund Your PhD, I provide a list of universities that offer full funding for a PhD in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL). PhDs in Teaching English as a Second Language are able to find employment around the world in teaching, curriculum writing, various educational positions, and academia.

“Full funding” is a financial aid package for full-time students that includes full tuition remission and an annual stipend or salary for the three to the six-year duration of the student’s doctoral studies. Funding is typically offered in exchange for graduate teaching and research work that is complementary to your studies. Not all universities provide full funding to their doctoral students, which is why I recommend researching the financial aid offerings of all the potential Ph.D. programs in your academic field, including small and lesser-known schools both in the U.S. and abroad.

You can also find several external fellowships in the ProFellow database for graduate and doctoral study, as well as dissertation research, fieldwork, language study, and summer work experience.

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The University of British Columbia (UBC) 

(Vancouver, BC Canada): All full-time students who begin a UBC-Vancouver Ph.D. program will be provided with a funding package of at least $22,000 for each of the first four years of their Ph.D. The funding package may consist of any combination of internal or external awards, teaching-related work, research assistantships, and graduate academic assistantships.

New York University

(New York, NY): The basic full-time Ph.D. funding package includes an annual stipend, tuition remission for required course work, and student health insurance through your fourth year. If you are accepted as a full-time NYU Steinhardt Ph.D. student without an alternate funding source, you are eligible for our generous funding package, which includes a scholarship and tuition remission.

University of Pittsburgh

(Pittsburgh, PA): The Department of Linguistics is able to offer several very attractive funding packages every year to well-qualified applicants for the Ph.D. program. Each full-time financial aid package comes with a fellowship covering all tuition and fees, full medical coverage, and a stipend for two terms of service.

Need some tips for the application process? See my article How To Get Into a Fully Funded PhD Program: Contacting Potential PhD Advisors.

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