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Highest PhD Stipend?

maco0708maco0708 Registered User Posts: 29 New Member
edited August 2012 in Graduate School
Which school and in which program offers the highest stipend for PhD students?
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Replies to: Highest PhD Stipend?

  • momof3sonsmomof3sons Registered User Posts: 5,116 Senior Member
    For which discipline? I believe that the natural sciences offer higher stipends than the social sciences or the humanities.
  • maco0708maco0708 Registered User Posts: 29 New Member
    Any discipline.
  • Blah2009Blah2009 Registered User Posts: 1,337 Senior Member
    Stanford Graduate Fellowships: The Program

    Thats a full 30-32k stipend fellowship with no RA or TA. Probably the best offer anywhere.
  • churchmusicmomchurchmusicmom Registered User Posts: 4,059 Senior Member
    But also probably one of the higher cost of living areas, right?
  • Blah2009Blah2009 Registered User Posts: 1,337 Senior Member
    Not too bad as theres on campus housing.
  • maco0708maco0708 Registered User Posts: 29 New Member
    Is the Stanford fellowship an extremely competitive award that only few students get?
  • RacinReaverRacinReaver Registered User Posts: 6,608 Senior Member
    Their campus housing rates are pretty high, though: 2008-09 Residence Chart

    Best I got when I was doing grad schools was Cornell's offer of $30k with health insurance included and no RA/TA. That's also living in Ithaca, where cost of living is considerably lower than Palo Alto.
  • masta_acemasta_ace Registered User Posts: 114 Junior Member
    A bit out-dated but here is a list for science stipends:


    The stipend for Weill Cornell last year is $30,754. I'm not sure if it's the same this year. Gerstner Sloan-Kettering and Rockefeller also has high stipends , obviously due to location.
  • snowcapksnowcapk Registered User Posts: 338 Member
    Many schools give monetary awards to students who win outside scholarships. For example, Rockefeller pays an extra $5000 (total of $35,000/yr.) to students who win competitive outside fellowships like the NSF or NDSEG. Many schools offer signing bonuses or "recruitment fellowships" like Stanford's as well.
  • MightyGandhiMightyGandhi Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    My fellowship at USC is $30,000/yr, it last 4 years, and the first two years are no TA/RA.

    I believe most schools base the amount on the cost of living. Also, I would venture to guess that private schools will generally give more.

    What is the relevance of this question?
  • RacinReaverRacinReaver Registered User Posts: 6,608 Senior Member
    I dunno, UCSB and Caltech offered me the same amount of money, which was more than CMU pays their grad students, though all of it was less than Cornell.

    I was told Cornell's is so high to make up for the fact that you're living in Ithaca by various grad students when I visited there.
  • astrinaastrina Registered User Posts: 3,029 Senior Member
    For the ‘08/’09 year, Weill Cornell, Rockefeller and Sloan Kettering will be furnishing students with a $31,700 stipend. Columbia, on the other hand, gets a "measly" $29,328.

    This is for biolgy / biomedical sciences.
  • PhD-Bound?PhD-Bound? Registered User Posts: 155 Junior Member
    I have a feeling that private schools in general offers better support than public schools.
  • CWalkerCWalker Registered User Posts: 313 Junior Member

    Your feeling is wrong.
  • snowcapksnowcapk Registered User Posts: 338 Member
    Your feeling is wrong.
    Really? Berkeley (the only public school I applied to) was my lowest offer: solidly eight thousand dollars per year under the top two. I'm a citizen so I have no direct experience with it, but I heard that private schools admit more international students and pay them better than public schools. Is there data on this?
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