The Department of Electrical Engineering offers financial aid to qualified graduate
degree applicants in the form of Fellowships, Teaching Assistantships and Research
Assistantships. The levels of financial aid are set so that they cover tuition (in the form
of a tuition waiver), fees and living expenses.
All forms of financial aid are very competitive and are awarded to the best qualified
candidates. Typically, all admitted PhD students receive financial aid from the
Department in some form.
Financial Aid for PhD applicants: The EE Departmentís policy is to favor PhD applicants
when awarding financial aid. Most applicants who are admitted into the PhD program
are guaranteed financial aid as long as they remain full-time students in good standing.
Qualified BS degree holders whose aim is to enter the graduate program with financial
aid are encouraged to apply directly to the PhD program. Typically, in their statements
of purpose, successful applicants for financial aid would clearly state 1) their area of
research interest, 2) their research goals and 3) faculty members whom they would like
to work with and why.
Financial aid for MS applicants: MS degree applicants will receive financial aid only on
rare occasion and under special circumstances. Qualified BS degree holders whose aim
is to enter the graduate program with financial aid are encouraged to apply directly to
the PhD program. MS candidates who are interested in financial aid are encouraged to
take the GRE exam.
Application procedure for financial aid: There is no application process for
financial aid. All PhD applicants will be automatically considered for financial aid
in the form of Fellowships, Teaching Assistantships and Research Assistantships.
Financial aid for minority students: A small number of Fellowships and Assistantships
are available to qualified minority students. Applicants are encouraged to contact Native
Hawaiian Science and Engineering Mentorship Program for information and details