Scholarships and Fellowships

The Department of Biomedical Engineering does not currently offer any department specific scholarships or fellowships to Undergraduate or Graduate students but we do participate in a number of school-wide scholarship programs.

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences provides scholarships, fellowships and awards that both Undergraduate and Graduate students may qualify for.

Other University at Buffalo fellowships include the Presidential Fellowship Program and the Arthur A. Schomburg (Schomburg) Fellowship Program. The UB Presidential Fellowship Program helps to fund outstanding graduate students. The Schomburg Fellowship Program is for eligible underrepresented students who will pursue a full-time graduate program at the University at Buffalo.

Teaching and Research Assistantships are typically offered to Graduate students during the admissions process. There is no separate application required and all admitted students are considered for Assistantship positions. The number of Assistantships offered may vary based on departmental funding, but typically they are only available to students in the PhD program.

Limits for Tuition Scholarships:

Students wishing to pursue degrees outside of BME while completing a BME PhD degree should speak with the graduate director about tuition funding: generally BME will not pay for any credits that will be applied to the second program, and students must be prepared to fund those credits themselves. 

The maximum limit for a tuition scholarship for students in the master's program is 30 credit hours (minus transfer credits). The maximum limit for tuition scholarship for students in the PhD program is 72 credit hours (minus transfer credits).  Up to three (3) credit hours of required remedial language may be excluded from the above maximums. The above maximums for the MS and PhD programs include all credit hours of a student's graduate program regardless of the payment source for the tuition. Essentially, the first 30 hours taken toward a master's degree and the first 72 hours taken towards a PhD degree are eligible for a tuition scholarship. Credit hours paid for by another division (other than the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) of the university or by the student are explicitly counted in the maximums.

Out-of-state students receiving a tuition scholarship are expected to apply for and obtain NYS residency as soon as they are eligible; tuition scholarships may be limited to in-state rates (for those students eligible for residency).