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Graduate Financial Support

The BYU Mechanical Engineering Department is committed to providing opportunities to help qualified students with the cost of their graduate education. The majority of the ME graduate students receive some sort of financial support, as described below, contingent on the availability of funds and satisfactory student progress in the program. With the exception of some teaching assistantships, most financial support is determined before beginning the graduate program.


Fellowship awards are made to qualified students and are generally intended to supplement other support.

ME Department PhD Teaching Assistant Fellowship
Fulton Fellowship (PhD) – First Year

A limited number of fellowships are awarded to highly qualified first-year PhD students. They are awarded based on academic potential as part of the admission process and no further action is required by the student to be considered for PhD Fellowships.


Research Assistantships
Based on the student's research ability and performance, these assistantships are supported by external research contracts or grants, and offered by the individual faculty member who administers the contracted research. Students may check with individual faculty to determine the availability of research assistantships.


Honors Advisement Center has information on a variety of national highly competitive opportunities. Some applications are due before BYU Graduate school application deadlines, so early planning is a must.

Funding through BYU Office of Graduate Studies includes research, mentoring, traveling, and other awards to BYU Graduate Students.

The BYU Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering & Technology offers information on a variety of graduate and undergraduate scholarship and fellowship opportunities.