Graduate Funding

Graduate Financial Aid

The School of Middle East and North African Studies awards financial aid on a competitive basis. Meritorious factors include demonstrated excellence in academics including GPA, progress in the program (for current students), test scores (for incoming students), publication, and professional experience such as a previous assistantship or other Middle East-related experience.

Most funding is awarded in the fall for the academic year, therefore students entering the program in the spring have a minimal opportunity for departmental support. 

    MENAS Awards & Funding:

    CMES Awards & Funding:

    This page does not include information on financial aid available through the UA Graduate CollegeOffice of Student Financial Aid, or other sources outside the administration of MENAS.

    Teaching Assistantships

    MENAS offers a variety of teaching assistantships in general education and language courses.

    Graduate College Fellowship Awards

    MENAS has regularly awarded Graduate College Fellowships to support our students. These fellowships are mainly a recruiting tool, and incoming students are automatically considered for the award.

    Nofal Family Foundation Fellowship

    Thanks to a generous gift from the Nofal Family Foundation, the School of Middle Eastern & North African Studies will be able to offer financial support to incoming Masters students in their first year pursuing degrees in MENAS.

    Conference Travel Support

    Small conference travel support may be available for students presenting at or attending scholarly conferences. Preference is given to students who are presenting, but funding for attending a conference may also be available. Please contact the Program Coordinator for more information.

    Thesis/Dissertation Tuition Waiver

    Thesis/Dissertation Waivers cover nonresident tuition charges only. Recipients must be degree-seeking graduate students who are enrolled for only 1 to 6 units of MENA 910 or MENA 920. You must have a minimum graduate GPA of 3.0. Please contact the Program Coordinator for more information.