Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design: Scholarships & Financial Aid
Applications for financial aid are due February 15.
How do I apply for financial aid?
DID YOU KNOW?
94% of students in our graduate architecture programs received financial support in 2021-22, ranging from $5,000 to $55,586 annually.
Scholarships & Fellowships
UNIVERSITY-WIDE SCHOLARSHIPS (separate applications + deadlines apply)
The Ann W. and Spencer T. Olin – Chancellor’s Fellowship
- Full-tuition remission
- $45,000 annual stipend + $1,500 educational allowance
- An elite cohort of outstanding graduate students with diverse backgrounds and from varied disciplines
The Olin–Chancellor’s Fellowship (OCF) application is submitted along with the program application. Applicants will apply through their program’s admissions platform. If an applicant is eligible for the OCF program, the program application will automatically include the fellowship application prompt. Applicants must submit an essay and resume/CV to be considered for the OCF.
McDonnell International Scholars Academy Graduate Fellowship
- Full-tuition award
- $29,000 annual stipend + travel opportunities
- For incoming graduate students with an exceptional academic record and a desire to solve global challenges
Separate application required
Deadline: January 31
SAM FOX SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS (applicants are automatically considered for these awards; no separate applications required, except where noted)
Director's Full-Tuition Awards
Asian Scholarship Fund
Danforth Scholars Program
Honorary Scholarships for Returning Students
AIA St. Louis Scholarships
Graduate students are eligible for teaching assistantships, but they are not guaranteed. Assistantships are typically awarded to students who have been in the School for at least one semester and have done well academically.
TAs assist our faculty with design, graphics, structures, computer, and lecture courses. Studio teaching assistant positions are filled by students who have been identified as qualified candidates based on their cumulative academic record and design studio accomplishment at Washington University.
Students may apply for assistantships after they have arrived on campus. TA selection is coordinated through the Dean’s Office and is done in the semester preceding the one in which the student will serve as a TA. TAs are paid biweekly as a salary during the semester of the award (i.e., not as a deduction from tuition owed for that semester).
Research assistantships may also be offered annually. The number of positions will vary depending on the volume of current projects being pursued by faculty members.
Key Deadlines For Returning Students
Jan 31, 2023
Summer Semester Deadline for Returning Students
Feb 15, 2023
Fall Semester Deadline for Returning Students