Externally Funded Doctoral Student Scholarship

UNT Scholarship for Externally Funded Doctoral Students

    The UNT Scholarship for Externally Funded Doctoral Students is a one-year $1,000 tuition scholarship to be awarded each academic year to eligible doctoral students who demonstrate academic excellence as determined by a Toulouse Graduate School Scholarship Committee in accordance with established selection criteria. Scholarship recipients will also be eligible to pay resident tuition for the academic year in which the scholarship is awarded.


    All new, fully admitted doctoral students in the Toulouse Graduate School may apply for the UNT Scholarship for Externally Funded Doctoral Students. To be eligible, students must be able to provide evidence of guaranteed support in the academic year of application through a stipend, grant or other source in a total amount equal to or greater than $10,000 from one or more organizations outside the University of North Texas System. The external source(s) of funding may include a:

    • Corporation
    • Government (domestic or international) including veteran's benefits
    • Not-for-profit organization or other foundation not established exclusively for the benefit of the student

    Support will not be considered if provided by the student’s immediate family, a personal trusts or a grant or contract administered through the UNT Research Office or UNT Advancement.

    GPA Requirement:
    A 3.5 or higher overall GPA from the institution awarding the most graduate degree and/or a 3.1 or higher overall GPA from the institution awarding the most recent undergraduate degree.

    Other Requirements:
    Admission to a UNT doctoral program without provisional requirements. In exceptional cases, students only provisionally admitted may be considered and subsequent renewals will require satisfaction of any provisional requirements.

    Students required to attend Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) upon arrival will not be eligible to receive scholarship funds until they have completed the IELI program and are only enrolled in graduate credit hours towards their doctoral degree.

Application Deadlines:

    Eligible students may apply for the scholarship online at the Toulouse Graduate School website.Applications will be reviewed three times prior to each long semester on the first of the month in October, November, and December and February, March, and April.

      The final application deadline for Spring Awards will be December 1st at 11:59 PM (CST)

      The final application deadline for Fall Awards will be June 1st at 11:59 PM (CST)

Application Submission:

    Doctoral students that meet the eligibility requirements will need to apply online for consideration.

Scholarship Requirements:

    Students will enroll in and complete a minimum of 9 semester credit hours of 5000 or 6000 level courses (applicable to the doctoral degree program for which they were admitted to the University of North Texas) during both the Fall and Spring semesters while on the award.

    Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average (for every semester, as well as a cumulative 3.0), satisfactory progress in the degree program for which they were admitted, and meet any departmental criteria for satisfactory performance and progress. These criteria apply for the entire academic year in which the AAS is awarded.

Scholarship Award:

    Students who begin their degree program during the fall semester, will receive half of the scholarship ($500) when they enroll for the required number of graduate semester hours for the fall semester. The other half will be disbursed when students enroll for the required graduate semester hours in the spring.

    This scholarship may be automatically renewed for up to five years, pending semester and annual review by TGS for compliance of Requirements for Scholarship Renewal.

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