Prospective student resources

The 7,200 graduate students at MIT are one of the most talented scholarly cohorts in the world. Their educational experiences on campus go beyond just research.

We are excited that you are considering becoming part of the community. Below, please find links to information about life, learning, and research at MIT. These materials were initially compiled for MIT Visit Days.

Additional, specific resources are also available for prospective students from diverse backgrounds and identities.

Financial support


Medical, health & wellness benefits

Graduate student families

Additional resources

Just for international students

Professional & career development 

Diversity, equity, and inclusion 

Community building

Campus tours

Extracurricular activities

Life at MIT & living in Cambridge/Boston

The Grad Blog is a great resource where graduate students share their stories about navigating their time at MIT, including some financial aspects: