Office of Graduate Studies

Graduate Financial Support Information

NJIT awards funding to a select number of qualified full-time graduate students. Ph.D. students may receive support in the form of teaching and research assistantships that normally cover full tuition and stipend. A limited number of MS and PhD fellowships are also available. Eligibility and selection criteria for most types of support are summarized below:


The Louis Berger International Scholar Award 

The Louis Berger International Scholar Award can cover about $19,000 of tuition and fees in one year. It has been awarded since 1998. Read more.

Recent Recipients:

2015-16: Sherry-Ann S. Tim Kee

2014-15: Omoghene Ovuakporie (CoAD) also worked a Summer 2015 Internship in Washington, D.C. at the office of The Louis Berger Group, Inc. 

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At NJIT presentation. From left to right: Sean McGonical (The Louis Berger Group, Inc.), Sotirios Ziavras, Omoghene Ovuakporie (Scholarship recipient), Bob Nardi (The Louis Berger Group, Inc.) Clarisa Gonzalez-Lenahan

2013-14: Zhong Sun (MIE)

2012-13: Xiaolu Wang (ECE)

The Louis Berger Graduate Internship & Fellowship

(Deadline: December 10, 2015 for Summer 2016 Internship & AY 2016-17 Fellowship)



2015: Walid Bouabid & Said Ouabi (presentation of their internship experiences, photo1, photo2, photo3)


Type of Support Contact Who is Eligible
Federal Loans Financial Aid
(973) 596-3479
U.S. citizens, permanent residents; full-time or part-time students, based on financial need. For the most comprehensive location for this info, including FAQs & loan deferment information, please click here.
Federal Work study Financial Aid
(973) 596-3479
U.S. citizens, permanent residents, full-time students, based on position availability
Industry Co-op Career Development Services
(973) 596-3100
Full-time students, based on position availability; master's only
Hourly Jobs Financial Aid (973) 596-3479 U.S. citizens, permanent residents, international students, full-time students, based on position availability. Students must be making satisfactory academy progress according to the requirements of the financial aid office
Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants Graduate Studies Fellowships
(973) 596-3462
Based on funding source, full-time students, often supporting under-represented groups
Assistantships and Awards Graduate Studies Assistantships
(973) 596-3462
Full-time, based on academic merit or priorities and on funds available
Curricular Practical Training International Students
(973) 596-2451
International students, based on INS regulations and industry availability


Note: University policy stipulates only registered students are eligible for student employment. For summer employment, registration is verified for either the summer or fall session to ensure eligibility.

Other Funding Opportunities from Federal Agencies and National Foundations