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Fellowships: Overview & Selection


The Graduate School’s fellowship program is designed to help graduate programs recruit highly qualified students to Ohio State while advancing the excellence of graduate education at Ohio State. Graduate School fellowships provide one or more years of stipend, tuition, and fees support.

All Graduate School Fellowships provide the following benefits:

  • Provide a monthly stipend
  • Pay a student’s general/instructional fees
  • Pay learning technology fees
  • Pay resident or nonresident tuition
  • Provide the 85% university subsidy of the Student Health Insurance premium

Selection Process

A competitive process is held annually to award Graduate School fellowships in the University Fellowship and the Graduate Enrichment Fellowship programs. A decentralized, college-driven process—the Graduate School College-Level Fellowship Program—is also held annually.

Additional information:

  • Incoming graduate students cannot apply for Graduate School fellowships.
  • Decisions are based on nominations by Ohio State graduate programs.
  • Graduate School Fellowship support is guaranteed for the length of the awarded fellowship only.
  • Since fellowship awardees are considered to be top scholars, the Graduate School expects that programs will provide adequate financial support through the completion of the fellow’s degree program.
  • Graduate programs must inform awardees at the time of the fellowship offer of their willingness to provide (or not provide) additional financial support and the conditions, if any, that need to be met for continued support.
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