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Stipend & Knoxville Living

Stipend Information

Students entering our PhD program in the Fall of 2020 will receive an annual stipend over $26,000 with a full tuition waiver.

Benefits Information

UT pays for health insurance for qualified GTAs/GRAs. Spouses and dependents may be covered by Student Health Insurance, but are not eligible for treatment at the Student Health Services.

Click to see details of health insurance offered by UT

Living in Knoxville

Knoxville is a unique location where mountains meet music… art meets adventure… culture meets cuisine… and no one meets a stranger.

Events Calendar
Annual Festivals
Game Days
International Festivals
Music & Concerts
Seasonal Events
Arts & Culture
Family Friendly
Free in Knox
Guided & Self-Guided Tours
History and Heritage
Museums & Galleries
Maker City
Eat & Drink

City Cost of living
Boston, MA +90%
San Diego, CA +69%
Boulder, CO +33%
Gainesville, FL +5%
National average 100%
Lexington, KY -2%
Tuscaloosa, AL -2%
Auburn, AL -6%
Knoxville, TN -9%

Knoxville enjoys a lower cost of living than many university cities around the U.S. The following cost of living comparison is based on 2019 data collected by the ERI Economic Research Institute.

The University of Tennessee owns several apartment complexes that provide on campus housing options for graduate students. UT Housing also provides off campus housing information and services to help you find a roommate. For more information about housing in Knoxville, check out the Knoxville Apartment Guide or Apartment List.

Housing Information Page

For more information about life in Knoxville, please visit the official site of Knoxville or Knoxville Area Chamber Partnership.

Download a presentation about Knoxville

Video credit to Visit Knoxville and the Knoxville Chamber