Doctoral Studies

Funding Program for Full-Time PhD Students

Full-time PhD students without alternate funding sources are eligible for a generous funding package that includes a scholarship and tuition remission.

The Steinhardt Fellows Program

Financial support includes a scholarship for three to five years (depending on your program of study and degree requirements), tuition remission for required coursework, and student health insurance through the third year. Complete details are provided with each offer of admission.

Research Assistantships

Some doctoral students may be appointed to a Research Assistantship. Research Assistants are funded by external grants and work with a principal investigator on a funded research project. Unlike Steinhardt Fellows, Research Assistants agree to work 20 hours per week on an ongoing research project, typically with a team of faculty and other students. For the duration of the assistantship, Research Assistants receive funding that includes tuition remission for required coursework, student health insurance, and a stipend. Research Assistants may not perform additional work assignments such as teaching or grading.

Additional Fees and Expenses

Additional expenses may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Late registration fees
  • Tuition for undergraduate courses, tuition for graduate courses not applicable to your degree, and tuition for courses in excess of the total point requirement for your degree
  • Tuition for courses completed after the end of the third year
  • Tuition for courses and fees used to maintain matriculation after the end of the third year. Students are required to maintain continuous matriculation by registering for one credit per semester until the degree is completed. See more information on tuition, fees, and cost of attendance and about  maintaining matriculation and doctoral student policies.
  • Student health insurance for students beyond the third year (students may purchase health insurance beyond the third year at their own expense). See more information on student health insurance. Note that students who are employed by NYU (such as Research Assistants or Adjunct Instructors) may receive health insurance as an employee benefit.