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Charles E. Schmidt College of Science


Graduate Fellowships for Fall 2016

The Department of Physics will grant one Provost Fellowship and one Presidential Fellowship to incoming students of the Fall 2016 semester. All applicants to our PhD Programs are eligible (no additional application is needed). The Provost and Presidential Fellowships are designed to assist departments with the recruitment of superior doctoral students. In addition to the graduate research or teaching assistantship, the recipients of the Provost Fellowship will receive $2,500 for one academic year, and the recipients of the Presidential Fellowship will receive $5,000 for one academic year renewable for a second year.

Financial Aid

All our incoming Ph.D. students are offered Graduate Teaching Assistantships for the academic year. The Assistantships currently total $15,050 for the Fall and Spring semesters, and an additional support of $5,000 is almost always available for the Summer. Students also receive matriculation fee waivers for the Fall and Spring semesters which will total approximately $16,696 for non-resident of Floridas and $5,467 for Florida residents. Waivers are also likely to be available for the Summer semester as well in the amount of $5,566 (non-residents) and $1,823 (residents).

Graduate Application and Evaluation Process

The Physics Admissions Committee will review the applicant's documents on a preliminary basis to assess the chances of acceptance prior to submitting an official application and paying the application fee. Based on this preliminary review, the Physics Department will inform the applicant whether or not to proceed with the official application process with FAU's Graduate College. If the applicant receives a favorable recommendation to proceed, the applicant must apply online at www.fau.edu/graduate. To contact an individual faculty member in the Department of Physics, please visit the faculty pages on our website at physics.fau.edu.

  • Step 1: Directions for Preliminary Review by the Physics Department:

    What to submit:

    1. Our Physics Application form.

    2. Unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate (if available) transcripts. If not in English, the transcripts have to be translated to English.

    3. Unofficial copy of your Degree Diploma (also in English).

    4. An unofficial copy of your GRE scores (General and Physics). The physics subject test is not officially required, but strongly encouraged.

    5. An unofficial copy of your TOEFL score (International students).

    6. A brief Statement of Purpose outlining your research interests.

    7. Three letters of recommendation.

    These documents can be sent by mail, fax or email to:

    • Mail the package to:
      Chair, Graduate Student Selection Committee
      Florida Atlantic University
      Department of Physics
      777 Glades Rd.
      Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA

    • FAX: (561)297-2662

    • Email the files to: admissions@physics.fau.edu (with full name of student in the subject line)

    It is requested that these documents be received by January 15, but later applications will be considered as possible.

  • Step 2: Directions for Official Application to FAU's Graduate College:

    If you are recommended to proceed with the official application to the Graduate College, the deadlines for fall admission are July 1 for domestic applicants and February 15 for international applicants (supporting documents may arrive shortly after this deadline). The complete applications instructions, as well as the application itself, can be found at http://www.fau.edu/graduate/.

    Fill out the online application. Paper applications are not accepted.

    Pay the $30 application fee online or by mail. The fee may be submitted in the form of a check, money order, or U.S. traveler's check. All checks must be drawn on a U.S. bank.

    Send official GRE scores to Florida Atlantic University (school code is 5229).

    Send official, sealed transcripts by mail to the Graduate College (domestic and international students)

    All degrees awarded from institutions outside the U.S. must be professionally certified with a "General" evaluation from one of the organizations listed on the NACES website www.naces.org. The certified documents must be sent to the Graduate College. (A "Course-by-Course" evaluation is not required).

    Inernational students must submit official TOEFL scores to Florida Atlantic University (school code is 5229).

Send the official documents to:

    Florida Atlantic University
    Graduate College
    SU-80, Rm 101
    777 Glades Road, PO Box 3091
    Boca Raton, FL 33431

    The Graduate College Phone number is: 561-297-3624.

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