Funding and Fellowships

The mission of the Engineering Systems and Environment Department is to prepare systems and civil engineering leaders to solve the most difficult challenges in the world today. Part of fulfilling that mission is ensuring that our graduate students in research degree programs have the financial support they need to devote maximum effort to their studies.

In fact, 100 percent of full-time doctoral students at the UVA School of Engineering and Applied Science are fully funded.

Typical funding sources include research and teaching assistantships, external fellowships, and School or program fellowships. The Department of Engineering Systems and Environment also offers two special opportunities:

For more information and helpful links related to financial assistance, please visit the Cost & Aid page or contact the department at