Rice University

Department of English


All students entering the Rice graduate program in English receive fellowships and tuition waivers. Fellowships of $21,000 were awarded for the 2016-17 year. Fellowship support continues for five years, contingent upon satisfactory progress in the program. Students also have a variety of opportunities for competitive sixth-year funding, based on teaching and research interests. Additionally, funding is available for travel to conferences and for summer research. Our students are regularly selected to receive additional support from interdisciplinary centers and programs. All students receiving a stipend of at least $5,000 a year are granted a full tuition waiver also for five years. Students still enrolled in the program after the fifth year pay reduced tuition. For AY 2015-16, reduced tuition cost $1,155/semester.