This page includes information on M.A. and Ph.D. program funding. For a general overview of graduate funding, please visit the NYU GSAS Financing Graduate Education page.
Thanks to recent gifts and the university’s commitment to our program, the IFS now offers all admitted students at least one-half tuition remission (and more for our best applicants). 100% of our students receive financial aid, with no teaching or TA requirements. We strongly believe that, at this pivotal moment in their lives, M.A. students should devote all of their time to their intellectual development.
Students admitted to the master's programs in French Studies will receive an Institute of French Studies Scholarship, which covers 50% of tuition (not registration and services fees). Further funding is available on a competitive basis and provides an additional tuition scholarship, covering 62.5%, 75% and sometimes up to 100% of tuition costs.
For students admitted to Joint or Dual Master's programs, our scholarships apply to French Studies credits only. Further funding might be available through our partnering departments.
Students are encouraged to seek out other forms of aid as well. A comprehensive list of fellowships, prizes, and awards appears in the Financing Graduate Education section of the GSAS Application.
There is no specific procedure to apply for scholarships: by applying for admission, candidates are ipso facto applying for the best available scholarships.
TAPIF Scholarship Award: We've partnered with the Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF) to provide scholarships to qualified alumni in recognition of their commitment to language and cross-cultural exchange. We encourage qualified former Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF) participants to study in our Master of Arts in French Studies program. To help defray tuition costs, IFS reserves some of our most generous fellowships to top TAPIF alumni on a competitive basis. These fellowships may cover up to 100% of tuition costs for our most exceptional applicants. Top TAPIF alumni may also receive a $3,000 summer scholarship during our program’s summer session in Paris.
To apply and receive the TAPIF scholarship, submit your application for one of our degree programs by the next deadline. When you apply, please indicate that you're affiliated with TAPIF and include your experience on your resume or curriculum vitae. To waive your application fee, please contact Mariah Harvey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FAFSA: Graduate students are eligible to apply for Federal Student Aid through the FAFSA application.
Diversity Scholarships: Please visit the GSAS Diversity and Access Funding page for more information.
Through the MacCracken Program, doctoral students receive packages for multi-year full funding support. The minimum MacCracken doctoral support package includes:
A four- or five-year award term.
A scholarship for full tuition and registration and services fees for courses required for the degree.
Full coverage of the premiums for mandatory NYU student health insurance for an individual under the NYU comprehensive plan.
A nine-month academic-year stipend for living expenses. Some departments offer either a stipend or research assistantship.
A one-time Dean’s Supplementary Fellowship Grant of $1,000 that may be used at the student’s discretion.
More information on this program as well as other doctoral funding options can be found on the NYU GSAS Graduate School Fellowships and Assistantships page.
In addition to MacCracken funding, Ph.D. students have the opportunity to apply to a wide range of different fellowships and funding opportunities during their time at the IFS. A list of which can be found on our Funding, Fellowships, and Prizes page.
While our department does not offer teaching assistantships nor teaching certification, many of our students have found employment through NYU's Wasserman Career Center.