Generous funding opportunities for our MA and PhD candidates include fellowships, tuition reimbursement, health insurance assistance and stipends for Teaching Assistantships and Graduate Part-Time Instructorships.

The department will offer five-year PhD fellowships, which will include a tuition waiver, teaching exemption in the first year, and competitive monthly stipend.  Beyond these department funding opportunities, graduate students may also apply for awards, grants and fellowships through the Center for Asian Studies and the Graduate School.

Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP)

The Chinese and Japanese graduate programs at CU have been selected for inclusion in the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP). Through the WRGP, graduate students who are residents of 15 participating states may enroll in certain distinctive programs at public institutions on an in-state resident tuition basis.

The following states currently participate in the WRGP: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

If you are currently a non-resident of Colorado and believe you are eligible and would like to apply for the WRGP benefit, answer 'yes' to the WRGP question in the Supplemental Information section of the online application, or email the Tuition Classification Officer, in the Registrar's office: