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Admitted Graduate Students

New Graduate Student Orientation


Penn State Eberly College of Science is proud to include you among our diverse group of graduate students and welcomes you to our engaging community. Graduate studies are an exciting time to explore science more deeply and to build your network of like-minded inquisitive scientists who are dedicated to the pursuit of new knowledge and making an impact on our world. As you prepare to begin the next step of your journey be aware that each department has its own orientation program in addition to the Penn State Graduate School Orientation that is held the week before classes. If you are an international graduate student there is another orientation for you with helpful information specific to international students.


Funding and Support

Most graduate students are supported by a variety of fellowships and by research and teaching assistant supplements. Visit The Graduate School for more information on graduate funding. Visit the Office of Student Loans & Scholarships for information on loans and scholarships. We encourage all graduate student to apply for the National Science Foundations Graduate Research Fellowship Program or NSF-GRFP which is a very generous source of science funding for graduate students.