Last updated February 20, 2020
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 Chemical Engineering. A graduate 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 and an annual stipend or salary for the three to 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 PhD programs in your academic field, including small and lesser-known schools both in the U.S. and abroad.
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Colorado State University, Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering (Fort Collins, CO): Applicants admitted to the PhD program are supported with a competitive stipend and full tuition.
Cornell University, Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (Ithaca, NY): Complete financial support for 5 years is provided for students in the PhD program. This support includes a stipend, a full tuition award, and health insurance. Financial support comes in the form of teaching assistantships, graduate research assistantships, research fellowships, etc.
Imperial College London, Department of Chemical Engineering (London, UK): The Department of Chemical Engineering has a number of fully-funded scholarships available for outstanding PhD applicants. A number of research council-funded studentships are also available to eligible students. Other sources of financial support for PhD students include bursaries and research assistantships funded by industry or the European Union.
McGill University, Department of Chemical Engineering (Quebec, Canada): All PhD students assemble funding through scholarships, fellowships, stipends and other funding opportunities through their research supervisor.
University of Michigan, School of Engineering (Ann Arbor, MI): Students receive a guarantee of full funding at the point of admission and throughout the duration of their four-or-five-year program. This comprehensive package includes tuition, fees, University health insurance and a monthly stipend.
University of Pennsylvania, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (Philadelphia, PA): Students accepted as PhD students in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering are customarily “fully funded,” which means that funding will be provided that includes tuition, health insurance, and a stipend.
Western University, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (Ontario, Canada): Chemical & Biochemical Engineering offers financial support for eligible graduate students through research grants, contracts, scholarships and teaching assistantships. Funding is provided for full-time students for the first four years of the PhD program.
Yale University, School of Engineering and Applied Science (New Haven, CT): All admitted PhD students receive full tuition and fee waiver, a generous stipend, and health insurance.
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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