Teaching & Research Assistantship Guide

Stevens Institute of Technology is able to offer a select group of students funding in the form of teaching or research assistantships. The material provided and discussed in this section is for information purposes only, and is offered as a guide.

Assistantships are graduate funding opportunities that can take many forms. A student awarded a research or teaching assistantship may receive tuition and fees for up to three courses per semester during the Fall and Spring semester plus a stipend; or some combination of tuition, fees, and stipend. In exchange for the predetermined funding, the student must work up to a maximum of 20 hours per week during the semester, and maintain a satisfactory academic performance. Stevens does not provide what is commonly known as "tuition waivers"; for example, the tuition and fee costs cannot be waived.

The number of assistantships awarded each year is limited. If you do not receive an assistantship for your first year at Stevens you can pursue an assistantship within your department after you arrive. It is important to note that each department identifies and awards assistantships to students, while the Registrar's Officeadministers the process.

Departmental Contact Information

Contact your specific academic department for more information concerning assistantships.

Appointment Procedures

Procedures and requirements for assistantships.

Teaching Assistantships

A Teaching Assistant (TA) is usually designated by the department director to assist professors in the department with undergraduate classes, labs, recitation sessions, grading homework etc. It is essential that an international student who is a TA demonstrate adequate English speaking abilities, as well as a working knowledge of the U.S. higher education system.

Research Assistantships

A Research Assistant (RA) is usually chosen by individual faculty members within a department or research center. Funding is contingent on current research activity and support. The number of RA appointments vary based on research initiatives of professors and departments. If you are given a RA appointment, you will be expected to assist a faculty member or group of faculty members in performing research related to your field of study.