To help doctoral students focus on their academic work and complete their degrees in less time, the Duke Graduate School provides tuition scholarships for Ph.D. students in their sixth year of study who have no other source of tuition support.
Note: These tuition scholarships are not meant to be replacements for current departmental funding mechanisms, which will be expected to continue. Rather, they will serve as a supplemental resource for the small number of students not covered by the current mechanisms.
2017-2018 Academic Year
For fall 2017 and spring 2018, any sixth-year Ph.D. student who does not have external or departmental tuition support will receive a tuition scholarship.
Distribution for fall 2017: The Graduate School and the departments are compiling a list of students who do not have external or departmental tuition support for fall 2017. The Graduate School will contact those students between August 29 and September 15, 2017, with information about how to receive the tuition scholarship. If you have not received an email from The Graduate School by September 15 and believe that you are eligible for a sixth-year tuition scholarship, please contact email@example.com.
Distribution for spring 2018: The Graduate School will work with the departments to identify students who do not have tuition support for spring 2018. The Graduate School will contact those students in December 2017 with information about how to receive the tuition scholarship.
Fall 2018 and Beyond
Starting in fall 2018, sixth-year Ph.D. students who does not have external or departmental tuition support will be eligible for a tuition scholarship if they meet both of the following criteria:
- The student has applied for external funding or for competitive fellowships from The Graduate School within the prior or current academic year.
- The student was unsuccessful in obtaining external funding or competitive Graduate School funding that provides tuition support.
- Duke Graduate School opportunities
- Continuing Student
- Dissertation Phase
- Biological Sciences
- Physical Sciences and Engineering
- Social Sciences
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