International Admissions - Graduate Funding

Graduate Funding Opportunities

Utica Campus

College of Engineering

International Merit Scholarships

International graduate applicants to the Utica campus are considered for various scholarship awards.  Awards are offered at varying levels and are based on a holistic review of your application which takes into account your academic background and preparation for graduate study as well as your experiences outside of the classroom.  These partial tuition scholarships are applied to the total cost of two semesters of full-time study.

Graduate Assistantships

A variety of graduate assistantship positions are available each semester to support SUNY Poly’s faculty.  They include serving as a research, teaching, or lab assistant.  Returning full-time graduate students are eligible to apply for these positions to support their second or third semester of study.  Funding is limited and the selection process is competitive.  Compensation is a stipend and the number of hours and stipend amount vary by position. 

Other On-Campus Employment Opportunities (Student Assistants)

All SUNY Poly students have access to Handshake, a career platform that maintains up-to-date postings of all jobs available on-campus in various offices.  Compensation and required hours vary by position. 


Albany Campus

College of Nanoscale Science + Engineering

Graduate Assistantship Awards

A variety of funding sources and varying dollar amounts may be available to support full-time study in the form of research assistantships and tuition scholarships for students admitted to SUNY Poly CNSE, Albany Campus.

Application Process  
To ensure full consideration for financial support, an application for admission into a SUNY Poly CNSE graduate program should be received by February 1 for fall admission and December 1 for spring admission. Applications received after these dates will be reviewed on an individual basis.

Types of Graduate Assistantships
The research and academic obligations for funded SUNY Poly CNSE Ph.D. and M.S. students (i.e., students who are funded by government, industrial or private fellowships, scholarships, research assistantships through sponsored research projects, etc.) must be related directly to their research projects or to the development of the critical research skill set necessary to carry out their research project.

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