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Graduate Stipends

Published November 9, 2017

UB is committed to providing graduate students with excellent academic and professional experiences that will advance their education and careers. The talent, dedication and intellectual vitality brought to our campus by our graduate students is greatly valued by the university.

Graduate students who receive assistantships at UB are awarded a total financial package averaging about $38,000 annually.  This includes a stipend, a tuition scholarship and free health insurance, in exchange for 20 hours of service per week during the nine-month academic year in the student’s field of study.

Additional data:

  • The average stipend awarded at UB is competitive nationally at $17,343 for the nine-month academic year. This ranks UB 12th among 23 public universities in the Association of American Universities. UB’s average stipend figure is derived from official payroll data for 1,429 doctoral students who received stipends from UB departments in 2016-17.   
  • UB’s financial package for graduate assistantships is nationally competitive and reflects a university investment of more than $48.5 million in 2016-17.
  • UB’s investment in stipends and tuition scholarships has grown by $7.4 million over the past four years.