Graduate Financial Assistance

Graduate assistantships

Assistantships provide financial support for many graduate students. Teaching assistantships are funded by the department, and research assistantships are funded by individual faculty research grants. Only doctoral students and master's students who select the thesis option are eligible for teaching or research assistantships. Out-of-state and international students who are funded at least half time are eligible for in-state tuition rates.

To apply for an assistantship, contact MTSE.

Graduate financial assistance

UNT offers more than 38,000 students many opportunities on campus and beyond. Students can find assistance with locating career openings, student employment, internships and financial assistance through the UNT Career Center and the Student Financial Aid and Scholarships office. Additional information on how to pay for college can be found through the Toulouse Graduate School.

Students can also seek information about available internship and career options by speaking with their academic advisors or faculty mentors. These faculty and staff members can often provide insight into industry-specific opportunities.

Financial aid

The University of North Texas provides a traditional college experience and the quality of a private university at an affordable cost. The university has been named one of America's 100 Best College Buys® every year since 1995.

UNT is committed to helping students manage the cost of their education. Types of financial aid students receive include:

  • Scholarships — funds awarded based on merit and/or need; no repayment required
  • Grants — funds awarded based on need; no repayment required
  • Loans — funds that must be repaid at some point

Financial advising

MTSE graduate advisors can discuss financial aid and assistantship options with you. The Student Financial Aid and Scholarships office also offers many resources to help students better understand their financial options.


The Toulouse Graduate School has several scholarship and fellowship opportunities, for which qualified students are encouraged to apply.

The MTSE department also offers the following scholarships to qualified students, and applications for each are reviewed throughout the year:

  • Graduate Assistantship Tuition Scholarship (GATS)

    A number of GATS tuition scholarships are available each year, which will cover all tuition and mandatory fees. No application form is needed from applicants. The department will select nominees based on merit and seek approval from the college and the Toulouse Graduate School.

  • Syed Ian Masood Memorial Scholarship in Engineering

    The Syed Ian Maswood Memorial Scholarship in Engineering is a privately funded scholarship by the family of a former UNT MTSE student, Syed Ian Maswood. The Scholarship will be awarded to one outstanding MSE graduate student each year with a onetime prize of $1000. This competitive award will qualify the awardee for in-state tuition for the awarding period. The awardee should have strong academic achievements and active involvement in ex-curriculum/societal/leadership activities. To be qualified for application, the student must be a full time enrolled MSE graduate student. A current CV, one page statement summarizing qualifications will be needed for the application. To receive full consideration of the scholarship, the applicant must provide all required information in the form.

    Application deadline: October 1, 2023

  • Materials Science and Engineering Graduate Student Scholarship

    The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of North Texas offers student scholarships for outstanding graduate students with strong records in academic, research and extracurricular activities. The number of awards vary, and depend on the availability of funding. Each awardee will receive a one-time $1000 for the academic year, or, a $500 award given in the fall and spring semesters. This competitive award will qualify the awardee for in-state tuition for the award period. To be qualified for consideration, the applicant must be a registered full time MSE graduate student in the current semester, and must provide all information/documents required by this form. A current CV and one page summary of qualifications will be needed for the application.

    All applications will be reviewed based on qualifications and merit. Awards are subject to availability of funds.

    Application deadline: October 1, 2023

Travel grants

Travel grants are available for graduate students interested or required to present their research. The following travel grants are available for graduate students: Raupe Travel Grant and Toulouse Graduate School Travel Grants.