Graduate Financial Assistance

Graduate Assistantships

Assistantships provide financial support for many graduate students. A limited number of financial assistantships in the form of Teaching Assistant/Fellow (TA, TF) and Research Assistant (RA) are available in the department to potential new students in each regular (Fall/Spring) semester.  There are generally more opportunities in Fall than in Spring. 

  1. Teaching assistantships are funded by the department, and research assistantships are funded by individual faculty research grants.
  2. Only doctoral students and master's students who select the thesis option are eligible for teaching or research assistantships.
  3. Out-of-state and international students who are funded at least half time are eligible for in-state tuition rates.  Funding levels for these positions may be found here.

Students must submit a completed Assistantship Application Form (available from the CSE department or online at the link below) and make sure their complete admission application has arrived at the university by the appropriate deadline. Once decisions have been made, our department will reach out to you. Because staff has no access to records, there is no need to visit our offices to check application status.

Positions will be posted in Handshake each semester and students will need to complete both the Handshake application AND the department assistantship application.

Assistantship Application Form 


Scholarships for Graduate Students

Listed below are for graduate students only. Please review the undergraduate scholarships page. A few opportunities may be offered to graduate students as well.

Offered by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering

PhD Scholarships for Cyber Security and Information Assurance

MS Student Scholarship

Offered by UNT College of Engineering

Scholarships, Grants, and Funds

UNT Graduate Student Tuition Scholarships - recipients selected by Graduate Committee - no need to apply.

Offered by University of North Texas

UNT Graduate School - Fellowships, Scholarships and Awards

General Scholarship Programs

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program


Graduate Travel Grant

The department will fund up to $500 to an applicant presenting at a conference. We also encourage students to contact the Toulouse Graduate School & the College of Engineering for more travel funding options. Please submit completed form to This form must be submitted prior to travel.

Graduate Travel Grant Request