Graduate School FUSE Program

The Graduate School seeks to create a more diverse graduate student body at the University of Georgia (UGA) by promoting opportunities in graduate education to all populations. Since 2008, UGA has fostered partnerships with minority-serving institutions to enhance the recruitment and transition for undergraduate students as they learn about applying to graduate school and enroll as a graduate student.

Prospective UGA graduate students who are transitioning from these partner institutions may be eligible to participate in the Graduate School FUSE Program (Facilitating Underrepresented Student Experiences).

To learn more about the nomination process for this program, please review the FUSE Application Checklist or contact

The benefits of FUSE Program participation include an application fee waiver for the University of Georgia Graduate School and consideration for a graduate school assistantship if admitted to the University of Georgia. The assistantship includes reduced tuition (currently, $25/per semester), a monthly stipend, professional development and networking programs, mentorship, and a strong FUSE cohort support system with other students from Minority-Serving Institutions.

As of fall 2024, UGA has established recruitment partnerships with the following six institutions:



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