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Information for School of Computing Graduate Students Seeking Financial Aid


NOTE: School of Computing (SoC) TA and RA applications open on February 1, 2023 for fall 2023.  Qualified, current and new 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.   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.

Presidential Graduate Fellow Award (Nomination deadline: January 2023)

Graduate School Doctoral Fellow Award (Nomination deadline: February 2023)

Graduate School Master’s Fellow Award (Nomination deadline: February 2023)

Dissertation Completion Award (February 2023)

Graduate School Scholarships and Fellowships ( April 2023)

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.

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. 

For Placement Levels see:

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 .  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

Also see


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