FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AID FOR INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE STUDENTS
Florida Institute of Technology Aid for International Graduate Students
(Assistantships and Scholarships)
Graduate assistantships involve a stipend, tuition waiver or both, and are awarded to well-qualified master’s and doctoral students on the Melbourne campus. Awards are normally made on a year-to-year basis. However, not all students receive assistantships, and partial assistantships (such as tuition waiver only) may also be offered. International students are eligible for graduate assistantships in some academic units. In addition to specific academic unit requirements, any student whose home language is not English, whether or not the student has graduated from an English speaking, post-secondary institution, must abide by all Florida Tech policies regarding English language proficiency.
Award of a teaching assistantship requires satisfactory completion of the Teaching Assistant Seminar, generally offered twice each year at the start of the fall and spring semesters. There is no fee for enrollment in this three-day seminar, which is open to graduate students recommended by their academic unit heads, as well as new teaching assistants, who are required to attend.
Teaching assistants must be formally evaluated in writing by their supervisors. These evaluations are required for reappointment. The assistantship application deadline is January 15 for the fall semester. The application should be directed to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
Admitted students are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships of up to $6,000 per year as a quailifed graduate student. These scholarships are awarded at the time at the admission to students who demonstrate strong academic performance.