Fellowship Program

“The Graduate School” offers two types of Fellowship Program as University Distinguished Fellowships and University Enrichment Fellowships. The fellowship program provides financial support for outstanding students who plan to enroll in a doctoral or master of fine arts program. Both the programs have the same stipend, benefits, and period of award.


To be considered for eligible of scholarship, the candidates must meet the following requirement:

  • Departments, programs and colleges may nominate students whom they are admitting for a doctoral or master of fine arts program, and who are external applicants to MSU
  • Students must possess a baccalaureate degree. Only citizens or permanent residents of the United States are eligible
  • Have demonstrated academic excellence
  • Articulate their commitment to research goals well matched to department or program doctoral emphasis areas
  • Show evidence of leadership potential or of the capacity to make a distinctive professional or scholarly contribution
  • Contribute to a diverse educational community, as evidenced in personal history and experience, research goals, or the promotion of understanding among persons of different backgrounds and ideas
  • Have different racial, ethnic, gender, socioeconomic, geographic, and disciplinary backgrounds

How to Apply:

For applying the fellowship, the students must fill the on- line application form. The link of application form is:


Award Amount:

UDF and UEF recipients will receive a 12-month stipend of $27,000. They will also get stipend for health insurance. In addition, tuition and related fees will be waived within some limits.

Application Deadline:

The completed application packet must be submitted on or before December 18, 2015.

Link for More Information:


Contact Information:

For more information about the fellowship program, the candidates can contact to:


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