University Fellowships

University of Cincinnati fellowships are financial awards that include tuition scholarships and stipends with no associated duties. The purpose of a fellowship award is to allow the recipient to concentrate exclusively on his/her studies; therefore, multiple appointments and/or employment by the University of Cincinnati are not permitted for students receiving fellowships.

The appointing program sends offers of fellowship awards in writing, including information about the amount and duration of the award; a general description of the academic obligations accepted by the student as part of the award; a reference to sources of information about academic requirements for degree completion; a description of the conditions under which either the student or unit may terminate the award prior to its end-date; and criteria for reappointment.

Students receiving fellowships should check with Student Financial Aid to be informed about the potential impact on their eligibility for aid. Income received that is not for services rendered (whether it be in the form of a fellowship, grant, or award) will be calculated in whether a student meets the Cost of Attendance for the University of Cincinnati.

If an awardee does not meet his/her enrollment obligation of at least 12 graduate credits toward his/her degree, the fellowship will be cancelled and the student is responsible for the tuition balance based on the date of cancellation or withdrawal. Graduate students who have accumulated more than 174 graduate credit hours (or 140 if their master’s degree is from another institution) are not eligible for fellowships. (See 174 Graduate Credit Rule).