Stipend & Benefits

Stipend & Benefits

All students receive a stipend (stipends are competitive with peer institutions).  Stipends for the 2013/14 academic year are $26,500 for pre-qualified students and $27,500 for post-qualified students, plus full tuition, and health and dental insurance.  Students who win competitive awards such as NIH or NSF predoctoral fellowships or UVA Merit Fellowships are eligible to receive a merit supplement of up to $3,000 (for a maximum stipend of $30,500 in 2013-2014). A yearly allotment for travel to scientific meetings or courses is available depending on program policies.

Students in the graduate programs are full members of the university community, and have available to them the entire range of university educational, entertainment and recreational opportunities.