Graduate School Ph.D. fellowship stipends are merit-based stipends provided without a service obligation. They are also referred to as “non-service stipends.”
Students may be appointed to a Graduate School Ph.D. fellowship for a full academic year (August through May) or for a single semester. Students holding a Graduate School Ph.D. fellowship appointment in one semester of an academic year may be appointed to a Graduate School Ph.D. assistantship the other semester.
Please review the detailed Financial Support Policies and Procedures page, especially the Recipient Obligations Statement posted to that page.
- Details & Restrictions
- Payment Schedule
- Taxes and IDs
- International Tax Documentation Check-List
Ph.D. Stipend Rate (Academic Year 2023-2024): $38,000
- Fall Semester (August – December): $19,000
- Spring Semester (January – May): $19,000
- Summer Semester: Not Guaranteed (Departmental Discretion)*
* Some academic programs may independently provide a summer stipend. Please contact your program for more information.
Academic programs award fellowships based on merit and not financial need.
- Students may not work at Georgetown or hold a Ph.D. assistantship for the duration of the Ph.D. fellowship award.
- Students must make satisfactory progress toward a Graduate School degree, as determined by their academic program and the Graduate School.
- Students are required to be enrolled full-time as a condition of their Ph.D. fellowship award.
Unsatisfactory degree progress or violations of academic integrity may result in termination of your Ph.D. fellowship stipend and retroactive revocation of any scholarship for the current semester. In other words, you may become responsible for the full tuition and fees for that semester.
Ph.D. fellowship awards (non-service stipends) are distributed at the beginning of each semester. Further details regarding distribution can be found in the merit-based financial aid award letter.
Taxes and IDs
For information on taxes and stipends, visit the Tax Department’s website.
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
Fellowship stipends for U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents will not be reported to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by the University.
No W-2 or other document will be distributed for the non-service awards. The only records you will have of the award are:
- Your Graduate School award letter
- Your bank statements
Georgetown University is required to report Ph.D. fellowships for international students to the Internal Revenue Service. International students are required to meet with the Tax Department to complete all necessary tax paperwork. Reference this Tax Department page on the Office of the Chief Financial Officer’s website in preparation.
International students may also be required to obtain either a U.S. Social Security Number or IRS Individual Taxpayer ID number. Check with the Office of Global Services and the Tax Department.
International Ph.D. Fellowship Tax
Please remember to:
- Visit the Tax Department website to review required documentation
- Scan the following documentation:
- Save signed award letter and all required tax documentation as a PDF file and send to Lawrence Smith labeled exactly as follows:
“[Legal Last Name], [Legal First Name] Graduate Non-Service Stipend” and email to: email@example.com