Graduate School Financial Aid from Brown University is, for the most part, merit based. This means that a student’s academic profile (and not necessarily financial need) will be considered for Brown funding. International students are considered equally as students who are U.S. Citizens.

Master’s students/applicants apply for financial aid consideration through their application for Admission. All funding decisions are administered by the department or program. For more information please visit the Graduate School’s Funding and Support webpage.

PhD candidates who are accepted into the Graduate School are guaranteed five years of support.

Financial aid for Master’s students varies among programs. Thus, students should consult with their individual department to determine how funding recommendations and decisions are made. Certain programs, like Masters in Teaching (MAT) and the Masters in Fine Arts (MFA/Trinity Rep.) may consider financial need in their funding decisions. Applications for financial aid for each of these departments is on their respective program specific website. Those interested in the School of Professional Studies masters should review their specific program of interest on the School of Professional Studies website.

Department Based Deadlines 

Most Departments/Programs impose admission application deadlines while others also have specific financial aid deadlines as well. Student applicants are highly encouraged to review the admission/financial aid requirements of their intended program.