Fletcher scholarship aid is distributed on the basis of both need and merit. There are no awards made based on need alone or on merit alone. Need is assessed with the Fletcher Scholarship Application.
No distinction is made between domestic and international students in awarding scholarship funds. All applicants who complete the Fletcher Scholarship Application (included with the application for admission) are eligible for scholarship consideration.
Though rare, full tuition scholarships may be granted to the most outstanding applicants to Fletcher. The Committee on Admissions and Scholarships will select candidates on the basis of both merit and financial need. Emphasis is placed on candidates who exhibit exceptional academic achievement and a strong commitment to international affairs. Both international students and United States citizens are eligible, and all students who submit the Fletcher Scholarship Application are considered for scholarship.
Typically 75% of Fletcher students work part-time during the academic year, in a variety of on- and off-campus positions. Students most commonly work in the range of 8-12 hours per week, at a rate of $12-$16 per hour.
Part-time jobs at many different work sites are available at The Fletcher School and other areas of Tufts University under the regular student employment budgets and, for those who qualify, the U.S. Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program. Information about Federal Work-Study can be obtained from the Tufts University Student Financial Services Office. Campus job postings are available to Fletcher students on Fletcher CORE.
Fletcher students may serve as teaching assistants at Tufts University in the undergraduate departments of Political Science, Economics, History, Romance Studies, International Literary and Cultural Studies, and International Relations. At Fletcher, a limited number of teaching and research assistantships are available to second-year and doctoral students. These hourly waged positions generally provide compensation of up to $1,800 per academic year. Professors choose their own assistants. From time to time financial support is available for specific projects submitted by students or under special research assistantships developed by faculty members.
Proof of funding is not required for the application process, but international students who enroll will need to submit proof of funding as part of the visa process.