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Duke University Graduate School
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Box 90065
Durham, NC 27708 USA

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Financial Support

Master's Support

Support for masters level students varies by program.  A list of the master's programs for which the Graduate School Financial Aid Office provides support is available.  Prospective and current students are encouraged to speak to the program director for specific details on the financial support packages available.


Work Study

Masters of Arts in Teaching Fellowships

Graduate Liberal Studies

Special Tuition Benefits for Employees

Leo Baeck Summer University - Beginning graduate students are encouraged to apply for a unique program which examines Jewish life in Germany before and after the Holocaust. The Leo Baeck Summer University is an English-speaking six-week summer school at the Humboldt University, Berlin. As a transatlantic bridge and international meeting point for education and exchange, LBSU has a particular focus on the contemporary experience in relation both to a more diverse German society and to Jewish communities in Israel, the United States and worldwide. A limited number of scholarships are available. For more information, please click here.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Graduate & Young Professional Fellowship Program - The Graduate & Young Professional Fellowship Program offers exceptional Latino graduates and young professionals unparalleled exposure to experiences in the underserved public policy areas of health, housing, law, international affairs, and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The fellowship is open to applicants who have earned a graduate degree from an accredited educational institution in the last three years. This competitive program is comprised of a nine-month fellowship in Washington, D.C. including a substantive work placement at a congressional office or federal agency. The International Affairs Fellowship includes three months abroad in Mexico. Travel, health insurance and a $2,700 monthly stipend is provided.

GEM MS Engineering Fellowship Program - Promotes the benefits of a masters degree within industry through two paid summer internships with a GEM employer member, and a portable academic year fellowship of tuition, fees, and stipend. See the link above for more details.

Presidential Management Fellows Program - The purpose of the Presidential Management Fellows Program is to attract to the Federal service outstanding men and women from a variety of academic disciplines and career paths who have a clear interest in, and commitment to, excellence in the leadership and management of public policies and programs. The PMF Program, administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), is the Federal Government’s cornerstone succession planning program to help agencies meet their critical need for leadership continuity.

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans - Based on a single national competition, 30 recipients will be selected from 77 finalists which will include both Master's and Ph.D. candidates. Applicants must be green card holders or naturalized citizens under 31-years-of-age, in their program's first or second year. Selection criteria emphasize originality, creativity, initiative, and sustained accomplishment, with value placed on a commitment to the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. For further information and application detail, please click on the link above. 

The Yellow Ribbon Program - The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008.  This program allows institutions of higher learning (degree granting institutions) in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate.  The institution can contribute up to 50% of those expenses and VA will match the same amount as the institution.