Scholarship Overview

  • Country: USA
  • Scholarship Type: Merit-based
  • Institutions: University of Florida
  • Funded by: University of Florida
  • Tuition Type: Full tuition
  • Degree Program: PhD
  • Scholarship Amount:  Full tuition, $25,000 annual living stipends, etc
  • Separate Application Required?: Yes
  • Deadline: 1 December, 2024.

Scholarship Benefits

The stipend is $25,000 for a 12-month appointment, plus a tuition waiver each year for four years.

All first-year students receive funding, and those making good progress in the program can access funding for up to five years. Assistantships are granted based on current or potential teaching capabilities, research and technology skills, or other specialized expertise. Graduate teaching and research assistants usually have their in-state and out-of-state tuition fees waived.


Undergraduate Consideration:

  • Completion of at least one statistics course.
  • At least one course in the following Psychology areas:
    • Biological bases (physiological, sensory, comparative)
    • Developmental changes (child/adolescent, lifespan)
    • Learning and cognition (behavioral analysis, cognitive processes)
    • Sociocultural/individual differences (social, personality, abnormal)

Additional Requirements:

  • Recent incoming graduate classes had an average GPA of 3.8 for the last two years. Applicants with an overall GPA below 3.0 will be considered only under special circumstances.
  • Research experience
  • Relevant volunteer or work experience
  • Letters of recommendation
  • A strong match between student and faculty research interests is very important.

How to apply

To apply, please submit the following:

  • The online Graduate Admissions application (indicate your prospective mentor in your statement of purpose).
  • Official transcripts from every college or university attended, sent directly to UF Graduate Admissions, and unofficial transcripts uploaded into the online application.
  • Resume/CV attached to the online application.
  • Three letters of recommendation submitted through the online application.
  • TOEFL or other language test scores for international students, sent directly from ETS to UF Graduate Admissions.
  • Please follow the instructions provided in our online application guide.

Additional Information

The Department of Psychology usually receives more than 350 applications each year for our Ph.D. programs. Our admissions process focuses on specific areas of specialization, including behavior analysis, behavioral and cognitive neurosciences, counseling, developmental psychology, and social psychology.

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