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Optics & Photonics MS & PhD: CREOL Fellowships

Nationally competitive Graduate Fellowships and Assistantships packages are available at CREOL, The College of Optics & Photonics for qualified PhD students. Students wishing to pursue related PhD degrees at UCF with a college of Optics and Photonics research supervisor may also apply for our fellowships.

CREOL Research Fellowship
Stipend ranges from $22,000 to $28,000 per calendar year. This fellowship allows outstanding students to start their PhD studies in the College and find a research advisor after they arrive. Most of our incoming PhD students are recruited on this type of fellowship.

Applicants for CREOL Research Fellowships should fill out the Pre-application on this web site. For information on how to apply, go to the Application section.

CREOL Foundation Fellowships

  • Northrop Grumman
  • Schwartz Fellowships
  • Suchoski Fellowships
These additional resources are privately endowed fellowship awards for outstanding U.S. citizens and permanent residents. There is no separate application for these fellowships. They are selected by the admissions committee from among optics graduate applicants.

Frances Townes Fellowship

  • Support living and tuition expenses
  • For female student in Optics

Full tuition, estimated at $28,602 per year, is provided to all Fellowship and Assistantship students. Fall Admission, applications should be submitted by January 2. All required application documents must be received by this date. Fellowship applications received after the deadline will be considered, subject to availability of positions. Fellowships are only occasionally given with spring admission.

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