Financial Aid

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Biostatistics

Students admitted to the PhD program (post-master or post-bachelor) in Biostatistics at Boston University as a full-time student will receive five years of financial-aid in the form of fellowship or assistantship support. The financial-aid package will consist of a stipend as well as a scholarship to cover tuition, mandatory fees, and individual basic health insurance. A student may be appointed as a Doctoral Research Assistant (RA) or Training Grant Fellow (TG).

Doctoral Research Assistantship

Eligibility (RA)
: All eligibility requirements for admission must be met. All qualified PhD applicants (international as well as domestic students) who intend to pursue their education as a full-time student are eligible to receive financial aid through a Doctoral Research Assistantship.

How to apply (RA): Eligible individuals who are interested in being considered for Doctoral Research Assistantship must complete the standard online application for the PhD program in Biostatistics by December 15th. No separate application for financial aid is required. Checking “yes” for the question “Do you wish to be considered for Boston University financial aid?” on the Application for Admission serves as an official application for financial aid.

Training Grant Fellowship
We offer a limited number of funding slots through the Interdisciplinary Training for Biostatisticians Program, which is a Training Grant funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences representing several institutes at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Eligibility (TG): All eligibility requirements for admission must be met. Qualified PhD applicants who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and intend to pursue their education as a full-time student are eligible to apply for financial aid through the training Grant Fellowship. The fellowship is designed primarily for students entering the Biostatistics PhD program at the post-bachelor level. Applications from students entering the program at the post-master’s level are considered as appropriate.

How to apply (TG): Eligible students who are interested in being considered for the TG Fellowship must complete the standard online application for the PhD program in Biostatistics by December 15th. Additionally, applicants must submit one page statement indicating their interest in the TG and how this program will enhance their educational and career goals. This statement along with the standard online application for the PhD program in Biostatistics must be submitted by December 15th (Note: the Training Grant Statement must be submitted as a separate document from the Personal Statement which is required for the standard Application for Admission). Click here to learn more about the Training Grant.

Other Financial Aid Opportunities
For more information, please visit GRS’s financial aid page for fellowships and scholarships and BUSPH’s Financing your Education page for additional internal and external funding opportunities.

All requests or questions related to admissions and financial aid should be sent to biostat@bu.edu. Applicants should not directly contact faculty members regarding admissions or funding opportunities.


 

Master of Arts (MA) in Biostatistics

Assistantships are rarely given to students enrolled in out master’s program. Most MA students fund tuition and expenses through savings or loans. Please visit GRS’s financial aid page for fellowships and scholarships and BUSPH’s Financing your Education page for potential internal and external funding opportunities.

All requests or questions related to admissions and financial aid should be sent to biostat@bu.edu. Applicants should not directly contact faculty members regarding admissions or funding opportunities.


Master of Public Health (MPH) with a concentration in Biostatistics

The Office of Student Financial Services (OSFS) at the Boston University Medical Campus is responsible for the coordination of need-based financial aid and federal loans for BU School of Public Health. Students may be eligible for the following:

  • Need based financial assistance
  • Work-study
  • Educational loans

Students seeking institutional and/or federal need-based aid should visit the Office of Student Financial Services website for application procedures.

For more information visit, SPH’s page on Financing your Education.