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Title: Quality Education with Financial Support at Florida International University

Quality Education with Financial Support
atFlorida International University
  • Presented by
  • Dr. Khokiat Kengskool
  • Associate Professor and
  • FIU College of Engineerings Representative for
    International Programs in Thailand

FIU at a Glance
  • FIU is a Public Research University of the State
    of Florida established in 1972.
  • FIU is the 25th largest university in the United
    States and the largest one in South Florida.
  • Currently, FIU has more than 38,000 students and
    1,000 full time faculty members.
  • 95 of the Universitys full time faculty hold
    doctorates or the highest degree attainable in
    their field.
  • FIU offers more than 200 bachelors, masters,
    and doctoral programs in 17 colleges and schools.

National Recognition
  • Ranked as a Research University with the High
    Research Activity category by the Carnegie
  • Over 92 million of the research funding.
  • Ranked among the 100 Best Values in Public
    Colleges in the USA?. ( 1 )
  • Ranked among the top 50 nationally for
    in-state students and
  • Top 100 nationally for out-of-state and
    international students. ( 1 )
  • (1 ) Kiplingers Personal Finance magazines 2006

National Recognition(Continue)
  • Ranked 7 in the Nation for undergraduate
    international business program and
  • Top 20 of the Nation in Graduate programs by US
    News and World Report in 2006
  • Named one of the 10 Cool Colleges for
    Entrepreneurs by Fortune Small Business Magazine
    in 2006.
  • Ranked 1 in Florida for the Executive MBA
    program by Financial Times.
  • The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
    has been recognized as one of the Nations top

Academic Programs
College of Architecture and the Arts           
School of Architecture            School of Art
and Art History            School of Theatre,
Dance, and Speech Communication           
School of MusicCollege of Arts and
SciencesCollege of Business Administration      
      School of AccountingCollege of
EducationCollege of Engineering and
Computing            School of Computing and
Information SciencesSchool of Journalism and
Mass CommunicationCollege of LawCollege of
Medicine (2009) College of Nursing and Health
SciencesCollege of Social Work, Justice, and
Public Affairs            School of Social Work
            School of Criminal Justice
            School of Public Administration 
School of Hospitality and Tourism
ManagementStempel School of Public Health
  • In the Fall of 2009, the university plans to
    welcome its first medical school classes.

3 Main Campuses one Center
  • 344-acre University Park campus in western
    Miami-Dade County.
  • 200-acre Biscayne Bay Campus in northeast
    Miami-Dade County.
  • 40-acre Engineering Center, a major research
    facility, located near the University Park
  • The Downtown Center, located in downtown Miami,
    offers graduate level business courses for busy

College of Engineering and Computing at a Glance
  • Offering 31 Degree Programs for BS, MS and Ph.D.
  • School and Departments
  • School of Computing and Information Science
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Civil Environmental Engineering
  • Electrical Computer Engineering
  • Industrial Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Material Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Over 3300 undergraduate students, 450 Master
    students 250 Ph.D. students
  • 120 full time faculty members

Research Activities Graduate Financial
  • Focus on Research Activities.
  • 65 of faculty members are working on funded
    research projects.
  • 16.5 Million of the current endowment funds.
  • 17 Research Centers including a state-of-the art
    NANO Lab.
  • 95 of full time Ph.D. students receive a full
    stipend and full tuition waiver.
  • 60 of full time Master students receive either
    full or partial financial support.

Institutional Financial Aid Opportunities for
Graduate International Students
  • Graduate Assistantships
  • Financial aid with assigned working duties in
    Teaching (TA) or conduction Research (RA)
  • Will receive monthly stipends and partial or full
    tuition waiver
  • Scholarships
  • Based upon academic excellence, talent and/or
    field of study
  • Scholarships vary in dollar amount and number of
    years covered
  • No assigned working duties and no required
  • Fellowships
  • Available for exceptional entering full time
    Ph.D. students
  • Strong recommendation provided by faculty member

Graduate Assistantships A) Research Teaching
Assistantships (RA TA)
  • Admitted as a full time graduate student
    (9 credits/Fall Spring
    semester 6 credits/summer)
  • Outstanding GPA gt3.0, GREgt1000 TOEFL gt550
  • Benefit for full support working 20 hrs/week
  • Receive 11,500/Fall Spring for Master Students
  • Receive 13,000/Fall Spring for Ph.D. Students
  • Full tuition waiver ( 6526.80/ 9 credit hours)
  • Students pay only 342.18/semester other fee of
  • Benefit for partial support working 10 hrs/week
  • Receive up to 5000/ Fall Spring Semesters
  • Non-resident tuition waiver ( 4531.41/ 9 credit
  • Students pay 2337.57/semester other fee of
  • Note The current Tuition rate is 6868.98/9
    credit hours or 763.22 /credit hour for
    international graduate student.

Graduate Assistantship B) Faculty Development
  • This program has specially been designed to
    support active engineering faculty, including
    Thai Government officials and Corporate s
    employees to obtain an advanced Ph.D. degree in
    the College of Engineering Computing at FIU
  • Admission Requirement
  • Satisfy all graduate admission requirements/intere
    sted area of study
  • The sponsoring institution is required to sign a
    contact with FIU detailing the academic,
    administrative and financial responsibilities of
    both institutions.
  • Financial Support
  • Award amount is approximately 31,934/calendar
    year. This amount includes a stipend of
    15,000/year to defray living expense in Miami
    and the cost of 24 credits hours per year at the
    current tuition rates

Details of Faculty Development Program
  • Student Responsibilities Requirements
  • Engage in classroom lectures teaching of one
  • Required to complete the required course work and
    pass the qualifying examination within 2 to 3
    semesters at FIU
  • Complete 60 credit beyond masters degree to earn
  • Of those 60 credits, 30 credits are for course
    work and another 30 credits are for dissertation
  • 6 credits of course work may be transferred from
  • Select a research topic and a dissertation
    advisor and then
  • Return to Thailand to pursue their dissertation
  • FIU will pay for the air travel of FIU s
    dissertation advisor to visit the participated
    Thai University prior to the dissertation
    research and once a year thereafter.
  • Dissertation committee may be selected from the
    participated Thai University, if qualified.

Graduate Engineering Tuition Scholarship
  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Be an International students or out of state
    students only
  • Admitted into a full time graduate program
  • GPA gt 3.2 on 4.0 scale
  • Award Amount
  • For GPA gt3.8 will receive a tuition scholarship
    of 400/ credit.
  • For 3.5 lt GPA gt 3.79 will receive a tuition
    scholarship of 275/ credit.
  • For 3.2 lt GPA gt 3.49 will receive a tuition
    scholarship of 150/ credit.
  • Any International Students can apply in advance
    for this Scholarship. The application form is
    available on line at
  • www.eng.fiu.edu/html2003/scholarships/GETS_Applica

Presidential Fellowships
  • Award to exceptional new entering full time Ph.D.
  • Very Competitive
  • Students have to be Nominated by the School or
  • Amount granted 20,000/year and continue for 3
  • Full Tuition waiver
  • Be responsible for an assigned academic task of
    20 hours/week
  • Recipients will be subject to an annual review
    of academic and scholarly progress.
  • Requirement
  • GRE scores (verbal and quantitative) gt 1300 or
  • GMAT scoresgt 640
  • Enroll full time

Graduate AssistantshipsC) Presidential Enhanced
  • Awarded to exceptional new entering full time
    Ph.D. students
  • Very Competitive
  • Students have to be Nominated by the school or
  • Amount granted 5000 to 10,000/semester and
    continue for 4 years
  • Full Tuition waiver
  • Be responsible for an assigned academic task of
    20 hours/week
  • Recipients will be subject to an annual review
    of academic and scholarly progress
  • Requirement
  • GRE scores (verbal and quantitative) gt 1300 or
  • GMAT scoresgt 640
  • Enroll full time

Other Financial Aids
  • Additionally, there are several other Financial
    Aids available at FIU such as
  • Dissertation Year Fellowships which provide a
    stipend of 20,000/12 month.
  • University-Wide Graduate Scholarships. The award
    amount is ranging from 1000 - 25,000. Minimum
    GPA required 3.5 and demonstrate financial
  • Charles Perry Graduate Scholarship (10,000)
  • General Scholarship (8,000)
  • Adolfo Henriques Scholarship (4,000)
  • Next Generation Scholarship (1575)
  • New Donor Matching Scholarship ( 10,000)
  • Etc.
  • Details of any interested Financial Aid may be
    provided upon request or may be seen at

Special Program for Undergraduate StudentsDual
Degree Program
  • Students will earn 2 Bachelor Degrees, from FIU
    and Participated Institutions in Thailand
  • Agreement between FIU and Participated
    Institutions has to be initiated
  • Required TOEFL Scores gt 500
  • Full time enrollment is required.
  • Students pay Tuition at the discounted rate of
    400/credit hour
  • The current full tuition rate is 517.60/ credit
  • Students may transfer up to 90 credit hours (only
    C or better) to FIU.
  • Typically, the total credit hours required to
    complete the Bachelor Degree is 128 credits
  • International students may spend approximately 3
    semesters to complete this Dual Degree Program.
    (complete 38 credits hours at FIU)
  • The maximum credit hours allowed to take/semester
    is 15 credits
  • Syllabus in English of all transferable courses
    to FIU have to be provided by the home
    institutions once a year.

Contact Information
  • More Details of Financial Aid Programs may
    be found at http//www.fiu.edu
  • Contact Information for the College of
    Engineering and Computing
  • Mailing address FIU College of Engineering and
  • 10555 West Flagler Street
  • Executive Deans Office
  • EC 2460
  • Miami, Florida 33174
  • Graduate Affairs Coordinator Amy Diaz

    Phone 305-348-3526, 305-348-1890
  • Fax 305-348-6142
  • Email diazam_at_fiu.edu
  • Admissions Counselor Elizabeth
    Rodriguez Phone 305-348-0548,
  • Fax 305-348-6142 Email
  • Personal Contact Dr. Khokiat Kengskool
  • College of Engineering and Computing s
  • Email kengskool_at_fiu.edu

Short Tour Around Campus
Ziff Education Building
Green Library
Short Tour Around Campus
Graham Center
Short Tour Around Campus
Primera Casa
Short Tour Around Campus
Ryder College of Business
Wertheim Center for the Performing Arts
Short Tour Around Campus
Student Housing
Short Tour Around Campus
Recreation Center
Short Tour Around Campus
Engineering College
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