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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Stipends and Fees

Stipends and fees are set annually by the department, college and university.

Research Assistant - for 2019-2020, $29,810 for a 12 month, 50% time appt. Tuition remission and health insurance are included.

Teaching Assistant - $10,250 for one semester, 50% appt. Tuition remission and health insurance are included.

Wisconsin Distinguished Fellowships - Tuition remission, segregated fees and health insurance are included.

Tuition per Semester - Current tuition rates.

There is no formal application process for assistantships. Students who submit their complete application by January 15 have the best chance for consideration. All applicants will be considered for any available assistantships or fellowships.

We follow the Council of Graduate Schools Resolution which allows students until April 15 to make a decision on any assistantship or fellowship offer.

We are not able to provide assistantships for all admitted students.

If you are interested in coming to Wisconsin self-supported, the Office of Financial Aid is a good resource for funding options.