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Learn about the many reasons the University of Idaho could be a perfect fit for you. Schedule Your Visit

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Alternative Service Break

Travel to Ecuador, Nicaragua or the Philippines during winter break Dec. 27, 2016 to Jan. 9, 2017. Application deadline Sunday, Sept. 18. Apply for ASB

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Parent Orientation

Students and parents can learn their way around campus and discover the many opportunities at UI. Orientation events are Aug. 18-21. Register

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UI Retirees Association

UIRA has a membership of nearly 500 from every part of the University. Learn More

Financial Support

Admitted students typically receive financial support either as a Teaching Assistant (TA) supported by a Departmental Fellowship or as a Research Assistant (RA) supported by the advisor’s external grant funding.

Departmental Fellowships

Departmental Fellowships provide a stipend and pay tuition and health insurance. Non-resident tuition is waived. Departmental Fellows (TAs) primarily provide instruction in lower division biology laboratories.

Research Assistantships

Research Assistantships provide a stipend and waiver of non-resident tuition. Payment of tuition and health insurance are normally part of the RA package, but this can vary with the amount and type of funding available through faculty grants.


All admitted students are reviewed for assistantships. There is no separate application required for assistantships.

Have a Question?

Contact the department office by email or phone for the current dollar amounts for stipends and fees.


Department of Biological Sciences

Physical Address:
Life Sciences South 252

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3051
Moscow, ID 83844-3051

Phone: (208) 885-6280

Fax: (208) 885-7905


Web: Department of Biological Sciences