Financial Support

We support BME graduate students who don’t have full external fellowships through Internal Fellowships and Graduate Student Instructor and Research Assistant positions, all of which include health insurance, a monthly stipend and tuition.

All BME PhD students are guaranteed full funding.

More information

Office of the Registrar - Information on tuition and fees
U-M Office of Financial Aid - link to financial aid site to apply for need-based financial aid
BME Fellowship / GSA Pay Dates


All Ph.D. applicants are considered for a fellowship when applications are reviewed; no additional forms are required. Fellowship recipients are notified by the Department.

Ph.D. track students with an excellent academic record are also eligible to apply in their senior year for a three and four year National Science Foundation Fellowships to support their doctorate studies in Biomedical Engineering.

GSI positions

Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) applications are accepted for the fall and winter terms. Current graduate students in the BME Department receive an email application in the term prior to the one in which they would be teaching. The Department Chair, Associate Chair, Class Instructor, and Department Manager make GSI selections.

GSRA positions

Our faculty decides whom they will hire as Graduate Student Research Assistants (GSRAs). Applicants interested in a GSRA position should contact the faculty members with whom they are interested in working and ask about available positions.