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Financial Support & Scholarships

Financial Support & Scholarships

Graduate Support

Doctoral students play a major role in the research and educational missions of DXARTS. We expect to be able to offer each admitted Ph.D. student a minimum of 2 years of full tuition waiver with a competitive stipend plus an additional 2 years of support contingent upon successful completion of the qualifying critique at the end of the second year and passing the general examination at the end of the third year in the program (see Ph.D. Degree Timeline & Requirements for more details).

Assistantship Appointments 

All funded students will have appointments as Teaching Assistants, Staff Assistants, or Research Assistants and we intend to give each student a variety of such assignments. During their time as funded Ph.D. students they will have assignments assisting in the instruction of courses taught by faculty members, as lead instructors teaching some of our undergraduate courses, as lab assistants helping to run and maintain our laboratories and studios, or as research assistants, working with faculty and guest researcher/artists on major collaborative projects.

Lab and Studio Appointments

An important part of a Digital Artist's education is to learn how to manage an experimental digital studio or laboratory. Graduate Staff appointments are integral to the research program in DXARTS. Students will gain experience learning to build and manage labs and how to work as a team member in such facilities. Graduates from the Ph.D. program will be prepared to take on leadership roles in their future careers based on many of the skills gained through these staff assignments.

University of Washington Resources

Beyond DXARTS own financial incentives, the University of Washington has various resources available on funding your graduate education. For more information, visit:

The University of Washington also offers a variety of Scholarships, Fellowships, and awards for undergraduates. For more information, visit: