The Department of French and Italian

French Studies and Linguistics Financial Support

Though funding packages may vary from student to student, a typical Walther package is disbursed as following. Please note that academic assignments are determined each year and assignments plus funding packages are up to the final approval of the French faculty and the Department Chair:  

1st Year

Julia Emerson Walther Fellowship consisting of $30,000 annual stipend, a full tuition award, and an additional scholarship that may be used to offset the cost of student health insurance. The additional scholarship is usually comparable to the cost of the student health insurance plan.

2nd Year

Teaching Assistantship in which the student assists primary instructors for a maximum annual total of $30,000 : scholarships and the TA stipend totaling $25,000, eligibility for research support scholarship of $5,000**, full tuition awards, and UT insurance benefits.*

3rd Year

Assistant Instructorship in which the student teaches one class per term for a maximum annual total of $30,000 : scholarships and the AI stipend totaling $25,000, eligibility for research support scholarship of $5,000**, full tuition awards, and UT insurance benefits.*

4th Year

Assistant Instructorship in which the student teaches one class per term for a maximum annual total of $30,000: scholarships and the AI stipend totaling $25,000, eligibility for research support scholarship of $5,000**, full tuition awards, and UT insurance benefits.*

5th Year

Julia Emerson Walther Fellowship consisting of $30,000 annual stipend, a full tuition award, and an additional scholarship that may be used to offset the cost of student health insurance. The additional scholarship is usually comparable to the cost of the student health insurance plan.

6th Year

Assistant Instructorship in which the student teaches one class per term for a maximum annual total of $25,000: scholarships and the AI stipend totaling $25,000, full tuition awards, and UT insurance benefits.*

**Note that the Summer Research support scholarships are going up to $6,000 for all eligible graduate students starting in Summer 2022. Therefore, in Fall 2022, all graduate students Walther packages will then be at the maximum amount total of $31,000 instead of $30,000.

*International graduate students will also be responsible for paying a few fees on their tuition bill that originate from Texas Global such as a Health Insurance Admin fee plus Evac and Repatriation fee.

All students are eligible to receive up to $6,000 over 6 years to present work at academic conferences. In addition, each student is eligible for $4,000 in Enrichment Activity Funding.  

To be eligible for Research Support Scholarships, students work with their mentors to develop study or research proposals. These proposals are submitted in early spring for approval by the Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid Committee. The completed projects are reviewed in the fall.

Graduate students in French studies and French linguistics are supported by scholarships funded by a generous bequest from Mrs. Julia Emerson Walther. To learn more about Mrs. Walther, please visit our Endowment page.


  • Department of French and Italian

    University of Texas at Austin
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    Austin, TX 78712-1800
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