Is a PhD stipend in the USA enough for international students without any other financial support?

In short, you can survive as an international PhD student without any additional support if you are offered full funding for your PhD studies in the US. Full- funding includes (a) Fully waived tuition and other academic fees, and (b) a PhD stipend close to living wage in the area. You can manage to survive ... Read more

The Truth About Average Stipend For PhD Students In USA

Average PhD stipends in the US
Overall average PhD stipends in the US lie between $23000 to $33000. However, the PhD stipend amount varies among different areas of study, universities/ departments, and cost of living around the campuses. You can see the table and graphs below to get a quick idea of average PhD stipends by broad fields of study. Also, ... Read more

25 Highest PhD stipends in the US

In a nutshell, the highest PhD Stipends in the US are offered in Computer and Information Science Geophysics and Space Physics Chemical and Biological Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering Economics, Accounting, and Finance Biomedical and Biological Sciences Business Analytics, Management Environmental Sustainability Mechanical Engineering and Material Sciences Human Ecology and Development Statistics and Data Sciences ... Read more

Do PhD students make a lot of Money?

NO, PhD students actually make much less than their counterparts in the industry. There are several reasons for lower compensation of PHD students. However, most common reasons are intense competition for PhD positions and no incentive for employer (university/ department) in increasing the PhD stipend. PhD stipend may feel handsome on paper to most international ... Read more

Range of PhD stipends in the US by field of study

Range of PhD stipends in the US is minimum $12000 to maximum $62000. PhD stipends in US varies depending on the field of study, university, and living area in the US. Highest stipend – Computer Science ($62000) Lowest stipend – Psychology ($9,220) Highest median stipend – Biomedical Engineering ($31,000) Lowest median stipend – Political Science ... Read more

Do all PhD students get a stipend in the US?

Short Answer No, not all PhD students get the stipend in the US. In fact, PhD students in the US vary from “getting full tuition waived and a generous stipend” to “no tuition waived and no stipend”. Fellowships are the best form of funding and provide a generous stipend to PhD students in the US. ... Read more

Why PhD students are paid poorly?

A PhD student once told me sarcastically that “PhD stipends are low because universities want to train these PhD students for the poverty that will follow for a long time after they finish their PhD”. However, there are many other reasons for lower compensation of PhD work. In short, the PhD students are paid poorly ... Read more