There are several funding options available to students. Most of our students are on assistantships with the department but others have a private or university fellowship or are funded by their government to study at the University. For those students funded by the department, the funding is guaranteed for four years assuming normal progress towards a degree. In most cases, tuition is waived for students on assistantship or university fellowship.
Students that are on assistantships are required to work 13.2 hours weekly for the department. Some students are teaching assistants for the Electronic Platform classes (Microeconomics and Macroeconomics). Others are graders for more advanced economics courses. Still other students are research assistants for professors from the department. In addition to hours as a TA or RA, students are required to proctor exams throughout the semester.
Awards and Travel Grants
The department strongly encourages students to excel in both the classroom and research. As incentives to those students who exhibit dedication to excellence the department has established various awards distributed throughout a student’s career at the University.