Graduate fellowships

Thanks to fellowships, the U of M competes globally for the most talented students

Why fellowships matter

The recruitment of high-quality graduate students is key to maintaining and advancing a primary purpose of the University of Minnesota: deepening what we know about our world and ensuring that new knowledge becomes available to policy makers, community leaders, and the public at large. 

"With [fellowship] assistance, I am able to do the work I am passionate about. The fellowship is more than paying for tuition; it comes with a lot of resources and support that enhance the classroom experience."     
Suado Abdi, master's degree student in urban and regional planning

At the U of M, as at any major research institution, there is profound interdependence between stellar faculty and their talented graduate students. Under the direction of top scholars, graduate students in dozens of disciplines create knowledge while contributing greatly to the University's thriving intellectual community. They conduct research, lead outreach efforts, and complete project-based learning activities while developing into experts in their fields.

Give now

When you give to fellowships, you are helping make Minnesota the first choice for the world's brightest minds. Make a gift to support graduate students.