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Information for School of Computing Graduate Students Seeking Financial Aid

NOTE: School of Computing (SoC) TA and RA applications will open on February 16th, 2024 for fall 2024 consideration.  Qualified, and accepted School of Computing graduate  students can apply for Teaching Assistantship. School of Computing current and prospective students ( accepted and prospective) can apply for Research Assistantship.  International students must provide qualifying English proficiency score 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 or duplicate entries. Your TA/RA application must be submitted as complete.  Be prepared to upload your most recent English proficiency score.  Please Note: A US Masters degree does not waive the English proficiency required for TA ship.  PhD students are priority, then MS students will be considered. Students will be notified to their UGA email, until department needs are met. 

ITA-TEP Testing Program 

Revised TA Policy (Feb.2024)-see Guide to Demonstrating English Language Proficiency (PDF)-effective Fall 2024

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

Note: If you are an international student (1) from a recognized English-speaking country (as determined by the Graduate School), or (2) who has completed a four-year undergraduate degree at an accredited institution in a recognized English-speaking country no more than four years prior to beginning your degree at UGA, then you do not need to demonstrate English language proficiency. Instead, you need only complete the TA Orientation training and GRSC 7770 requirements to comply with the TA policy.
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. Current and prospective graduate School of Computing students may apply. 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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