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Information for School of Computing Graduate Students Seeking Financial Aid

NOTE: School of Computing (SoC) TA and RA applications expect to open by Monday, September 11, 2023 for Spring 2024. TA/RA applications for spring 2024 consideration will close on November 30th, 2023. Qualified, current and new accepted School of Computing students may apply. Interested students may apply for SoC Research Assistantship. International students must provide qualifying English proficiency scores in their TA application to be considered for TA.  Duplicate or incorrect entries, or entries with missing information will not be considered. We will not be accepting revisions to TA/RA application documents by email. Your TA/RA application must be submitted as complete.  Be prepared to upload your most recent English proficiency score. For UGA TA Policy, see here. Please Note: A US Masters degree does not waive the English proficiency required for TA ship.  

ITA-TEP Testing Program 

1) Graduate School Awards

To be eligible for School of Computing  nomination for the Graduate School's university-wide awards/assistantships, all general application materials must be received in the Office of Graduate Admissions by January 1st.  See the following Web link for more information.

Graduate School Funding

Presidential Graduate Fellow Award (Nomination deadline: January 2024)

Graduate School Doctoral Fellow Award (Nomination deadline: February 2024)

Graduate School Master’s Fellow Award (Nomination deadline: February 2024)

Dissertation Completion Award (February 2024)

Graduate School Scholarships and Fellowships ( April 2024)

2) Departmental Teaching Assistantships

Several TA positions are available for Fall and/or Spring semesters, as well as, a limited number of positions for the Summer term. The School of Computing  mainly hires Regular TA's. Student must be admitted to the School of Computing, graduate CSCI program, to qualify.   

UGA Teaching Assistants need the following valid English proficiency test scores, to demonstrate English language proficiency ( international students only):

  • TOEFL Speak 26 or greater
  • IELTS Speak 8.0 or greater
  • Duolingo overall 135 or greater
  • Instructor of Record: ITA-TEP Level 4 Placement and completed GSRC 7770 and *additional requirements  ( priority for School of Computing TA ships)
  • Regular TA: ITA-TEP Level 4 Placement and taking GSRC 7770 or Level 3 and completed LLED 7769
  • Limited Duty TA: ITA-TEP Level 3 and taking LLED 7769
  • Lab TA's: Applying for a TA position means you are willing to perform any assigned duties. 

*Additional requirements

English proficiency is waived with valid US Bachelors degree from accredited institution, within last two years, or applicant is from an English speaking country. 

Placement Levels

To be eligible you must apply using the link below:

TA Application Link

3) Research Assistantships

There are research assistantship opportunities from both faculty inside and outside the School of Computing. Student must be admitted to the School of Computing, graduate CSCI program, to qualify. To assist in the process of matching students with School of Computing  RA opportunities, please apply using the link below:

RA Application Link

 Interested students must provide a current resume and letter of interest. 

You should target the answers in your application to your qualifications and interests.  An RA ship may lead to a Thesis or Dissertation.

4) Part-Time Employment

Graduate students have found part-time employment with:

Enterprise Information Technology Services (EITS)

Internships (CSCI 7007) in Information Technology

On-Campus Jobs

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