Graduate Student Funding

Graduate Funding

Rutgers University-Camden offers a wide range of funding opportunities tailored for graduate students, including scholarships, assistantships, and fellowships provided by the Graduate School, departments, and the university.


Rutgers, Graduate School, & Departmental Opportunities

This section highlights the diverse range of funding opportunities available to graduate students at Rutgers University. It encompasses scholarships, assistantships, and fellowships offered by the Graduate School, various departments, and the university itself.


The department’s admissions committee and graduate program director award Teaching and Graduate Assistantships to exceptional full-time applicants. These positions come with significant benefits, including full tuition and fee remission, a generous stipend, and health benefits. The programs offering these assistantships are:

  • Childhood Studies – PhD
  • Computational and Integrative Biology – PhD
  • Creative Writing – MFA
  • Public Affairs – PhD
  • Prevention Science – PhD

These scholarships are available to high-achieving students enrolled in our graduate programs. Qualified full-time students have the opportunity to receive scholarships covering up to 50% of in-state tuition. To be eligible, students must be registered for at least six credits.


The scholarship is competitively awarded to incoming domestic master’s applicants who reside outside of New Jersey. It covers the difference in tuition costs between in-state and out-of-state rates for full-time students taking a minimum of 9 credits, up to 12 credits per semester. The scholarship is renewable for up to 4 consecutive semesters, covering 2 academic years, specifically the fall and spring semesters.


The Graduate School International Chancellor’s Scholarships are available to all non-sponsored, international F-1 applicants who meet the requirements and enroll full-time in a master’s in the Graduate School. These scholarships are awarded based on the merit of the candidate.


Graduate Program Directors nominate exceptional candidates from the fall applicant pool for University Fellowships.

Bunche Fellowship

Two Bunche Fellowships will be awarded to two incoming, full-time graduate students representing a diversity population. The fellowship includes a stipend plus tuition remission with a possible reappointment for a second year.

Hazel Vera Dean Fellowship

The Hazel Vera Dean fellowship is a scholarship awarded to one graduate student who is a resident of New Jersey and shows financial need.

Trustee Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences

One Trustee Fellowship will be awarded to a student representing a diversity population and pursuing a master’s degree likely to lead to a Ph.D. in the same field. The fellowship includes a stipend and tuition remission with a possible reappointment for a second year.

Presidential Fellowship

Presidential Fellowships are university wide fellowships for PhD applicants that are awarded to an incoming graduate student in a doctoral program selected for a TA/GA . Exceptional candidates are nominated by their Program Director for consideration.


History (M.A.)

The History Fellowship provides exceptional students with a stipend and tuition remission. The Graduate Program Committee evaluates and selects applicants for this funding.

Psychology (M.A.)

The Psychology Fellowship provides exceptional students with tuition remission. The Graduate Program Committee evaluates and selects applicants for this funding.

Public Administration (M.P.A.)

Coverdell Fellowship: If you are a Returning Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV), please visit the Department of Public Policy and Administration site for more information.