Tuition and Financial Aid
Financial Aid and Support
Students receive full financial support contingent upon their satisfactory progression and completion of the PhD program, typically within five years.
The assignment of assistantships and fellowships begins in January for students entering in the fall, and nomination deadlines for University fellowships typically are before December 15. The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy strongly encourages applicants to apply by December 1 to be considered for all graduate school fellowships.
We work to offer all graduate students equal financial support. Consequently, a student's admission into a one of our divisions is contingent upon the available funds.
Departmental Teaching and Research Assistantships
Teaching and research assistantships available to graduate students in the School of Pharmacy provide a stipend of $25,500 ($27,500 starting in fall 2013) plus in-state tuition for twelve months of service (approximately fifteen hours per week), as well as health insurance. Admission offers are made on a competitive basis with consideration given to the applicant’s academic record, Graduate Record Examination scores, and proficiency in the English language.
University Fellowships and Assistantships
The UNC Graduate School provides information and support to students applying for external fellowships, as well as fellowships and other direct financial support to students. The University, the Pharmacy Foundation of North Carolina, and a variety of private organizations and pharmaceutical companies sponsor fellowships for qualified graduate students. Click here for more information.
External Scholarships and Fellowships
Several external scholarship and fellowship programs are available specifically to pharmacy graduate students:
- American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE) Predoctoral Fellowships
- GEM – National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science
- David and Lucile Packard Foundation
- PhRMA – Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation
All applications from prospective candidates for Graduate School awards must be received by December 15. Announcement of Graduate School awards is made in early March.
Applications for departmental awards may be received after December 15. However, the likelihood that funds will be available to support a student is higher when the applications are received early.