Dual Medical/Philosophy Degree Waiver (Biomedical Research Scholarship Student Waiver)

Program Purpose

To provide a waiver of nonresident tuition for certain medical students in biomedical sciences who enroll in public institutions in Texas while paying the resident tuition rate.

NOTE: This webpage is intended to provide basic information for the public by highlighting requirements that appear in the Texas Education Code (TEC) and Texas Administrative Code (TAC). When reviewing eligibility requirements this exemption program, you should always refer to the relevant statutes and rules. The information on this webpage is to be used solely as a resource and does not override the statute or rules for this exemption program. It is not intended as, and does not constitute, legal advice.

Eligibility Requirements

Students who:

  • Hold a competitive academic scholarship or stipend from their institutions;
  • Are accepted in a clinical and biomedical sciences program leading to a dual doctoral degree in medicine and philosophy; and
  • Are nonresidents or citizens of a country other than the United States of America.

Eligible Institutions

Texas public institutions of higher education that offer an eligible clinical and biomedical research training program.

Application Process

The process for applying for a tuition waiver varies from college to college. Normally, the office of the registrar processes tuition waivers. However, waivers may also be processed by the admissions office and/or financial aid. The college or university must have proof on file that the students are enrolled in the dual degree program.

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