Graduate Financial Support Information

NJIT awards funding to a select number of qualified full-time graduate students. Ph.D. students may receive support in the form of teaching and research assistantships that normally cover full tuition and stipend. A limited number of MS and PhD fellowships are also available. Eligibility and selection criteria for most types of support are summarized below:


The Louis Berger Graduate Internship & Fellowship

APPLICATION  (Deadline: January 14, 2018 for following Summer Internship & following AY Fellowship)

NJIT student Takudzwa Mugabe receives award from Bob Nardi and Dr. Sotirios Ziavras

Dr. Sotirios Ziavras, NJIT Vice Provost of Graduate studies with 2017 Louis Berger Fellow Takudzwa Mugabe and Louis Berger Group Senior Vice President Robert J. Nardi.


Dr. Sotirios Ziavras, NJIT Vice Provost of Graduate studies with 2017 Louis Berger Fellow Hardik Patel and Louis Berger Group Senior Vice President Robert J. Nardi.

Dr. Sotirios Ziavras, NJIT Vice Provost of Graduate studies with 2017 Louis Berger Fellow Hardik Patel and Louis Berger Group Senior Vice President Robert J. Nardi.



The Louis Berger Group, Inc. an international consulting firm, funds a graduate internship and fellowship program at NJIT that sponsors two NJIT graduate students who are pursuing a Master's degree in the Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Architecture, Engineering Management, Mechanical Engineering, or Industrial Engineering fields.
The program is comprised of a comprehensive fellowship award and a professional international summer internship at one of the world’s leading consulting organizations.  

Fellowship Structure:

  • Year One (Summer Internship): Selected candidates begin full-time summer internship work with Louis Berger after spring semester exams are completed.  Interns will be placed at one of Louis Berger's work site's throughout the world.  Interns receive a salary during the experience, and a certificate of commendation upon completion.
  • Year Two (Academic Fellowship): Selected candidates will receive a scholarship award for the following fall and spring academic year that will be deposited in the recipient’s account in two equal installments (fall and spring semester when timing of gift permits). The recipient may forfeit the scholarship if he/she: does not enroll in the semester/academic year for which the scholarship is in effect; fails to maintain an overall GPA of 3.0; is placed on disciplinary probation; enrolls as a part-time student; and/or fails to maintain satisfactory progress as outlined in university policy for student financial aid.

Qualified students should:

  • Have completed at least 9 credits of graduate study by the end of the fall semester in which the application is due.
  • Be professionally or academically active in the fields of public infrastructure, transportation systems, the environment, energy, program or construction management.
  • Have plans to pursue a career in consulting, project management, public infrastructure development, transportation systems, engineering management or environmental management. Have a demonstrated interest in international development issues or foreign cultures.
  • Both domestic and international students are encouraged to apply.

Application Requirements
Please submit the following items via email to by January 14, 2018:

Questions about the opportunity can be emailed to

Past Recipients: 

2017: Takudzwa Mugabe & Hardik Patel

2016: Amir Goharpey & Prashanth Muralidhar (Download a pdf of their presentations here.)

2015: Walid Bouabid & Said Ouabi (presentation of their internship experiences, photo1, photo2, photo3, photo4)


The Louis Berger International Scholar Award 

The Louis Berger International Scholar Award may support up to $19,000 of tuition and fees in one year. It has been awarded since 1998. 

Recent Recipients:

2017-18: Ludvik Alkhoury 

2016-17: Yuan Zhu

2015-16: Sherry-Ann S. Tim Kee

2014-15: Omoghene Ovuakporie (CoAD) also worked a Summer 2015 Internship in Washington, D.C. at the office of The Louis Berger Group, Inc. 

2013-14: Zhong Sun (MIE)

2012-13: Xiaolu Wang (ECE)


Other Funding Opportunities



Type of Support Contact Who is Eligible
Federal Loans Financial Aid U.S. citizens, permanent residents; full-time or part-time students, based on financial need.
Federal Work study Financial Aid U.S. citizens, permanent residents, full-time students, based on position availability
Industry Co-op Career Development Services Full-time students, based on position availability; master's only
Hourly Jobs Financial Aid U.S. citizens, permanent residents, international students, full-time students, based on position availability. Students must be making satisfactory academy progress according to the requirements of the financial aid office
Scholarships, Fellowships Graduate Student Fellowships Limited number of fellowships for full-time students
Assistantships and Awards Graduate Student Assistantships Full-time, based on academic merit or priorities and on funds available (institution and department based)
Curricular Practical Training Office of Global Initiatives International students, based on INS regulations and industry availability


Note: University policy stipulates only registered students are eligible for student employment. For summer employment, registration is verified for either the summer or fall session to ensure eligibility.