Funding Opportunities

The Graduate Studies Office funding opportunities webpage is designed to educate graduate students at the University of Nebraska Medical Center about funding opportunities at the Master’s and Ph.D. levels.

A fellowship is money granted by a foundation, university or agency for advanced study of research. The UNMC assistantships/fellowships page provides comprehensive information of internal funding opportunities.  We encourage you to look through through the UNMC assistantships/fellowships and external funding opportunities subpages for additional information. 

Financial Support Information 

The following information regarding loans, assistantships, fellowships, and traineeships describes opportunities available at the UNMC. Consideration for the assistantships, etc. shall not be denied to any person because of age, sex, race, color, disability, national origin, or religious beliefs.


A limited number of scholarships are available to UNMC graduate students. Graduate students may also apply for Federal Stafford Loans. The Federal Stafford Loan is a need-based loan which considers other available resources. Students who do not qualify for loans based on need may borrow from the Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan (FUSL) or the GradPlus loan, loans are interest bearing. Foreign students are not eligible for any of the above resources. For additional information, students should inquire at the Financial Aid Office, 402-559-4199 or email.