The Graduate programs in English offer both merit-based and need-based fellowships. Fellowships for full-time and part-time study are awarded for two years and may be renewed by re-applying. Both new and current students are eligible to apply for these fellowships.

  • NEW students applying to the program may submit a fellowship application with their general application materials (see the deadline and decision information below; additional guidelines can be found on the online application form).
  • CURRENT students may apply by submitting the following: 1) a personal statement of approximately 500 words discussing eligibility for a fellowship and what you believe you can contribute to the English department; 2) a writing sample from a course taken in the graduate program; and 3) a letter of recommendation from a professor of a course taken in the graduate program. Student materials may be submitted electronically to the department program coordinator following the deadlines listed below.

Students may apply for fellowship awards by any of the following deadlines: January 1, March 1, August 1, and October 1. Normally, fellowship applications will be reviewed and awarded at only at the March 1 and October 1 deadlines. This means that applications for fellowships that are received by January 1 or August 1 will not be considered until the March and October review periods. Those who are admitted to the program in January and August will therefore not be eligible for a fellowship during their first semester at UST. However, this is not always the case. Please contact the graduate English office to inquire about fellowship availability after the above deadlines.