Princeton guarantees funding for its regularly enrolled, degree-seeking Ph.D. candidates for all years of regular program enrollment, contingent upon satisfactory academic performance. The defined Ph.D. program length is generally five years, with a few exceptions of four-year programs.
Over a Ph.D. student’s years of regular enrollment, this funding may come from a variety of sources, which in combination provide a minimum level of annual support that includes full tuition and fees support and a base stipend amount. This base stipend is intended to support the estimated living expenses of a single graduate student during each year of regular enrollment.
The funding for master’s candidates varies by department. In general, the Graduate School does not provide central funding for master’s candidates; however, master’s students are eligible for assistantships in research and instruction.
If you need additional support besides the funding provided centrally or through your department or an assistantship, Princeton also provides a variety of additional resources for which you may be eligible. Please click on the links below to learn more about General Funding Sources and Diversity Related Funding.