Financial Support Overview
Through a combination of departmental and university fellowships and graduate student employment, the Center for and Department of Middle Eastern Studies offer students many resources to finance their graduate education.
Approximately 90% of Department students (MELC) and 50% of Center students (MES) receive receive funding. Students who are not funded are sometimes able to secure financial assistance through external awards and academic employment in other departments across campus.
Students will be considered for academic employment through TA/AI-ships based on annual academic review conducted by the faculty. DMES prioritizes its own PhD students for its TA/AI-ships, and the majority of these serve language courses. CMES TA-ships are fewer in number and serve large Middle Eatern Studies courses.