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Fellowships & Assistantships

If you have been awarded ANY TYPE OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE (Fellowship, Research, or Teaching Assistantship), then you will have to attend a Payroll Orientation Session. Please click the appropriate link to view dates, times and locations of the sessions.


You must supply the payroll office with documentation that establishes both your identity and your employment eligibility.

Please see the List of Acceptable Documents

New International Teaching Assistants and Fellows


  •   If your first language is not English, you are required to take the OEPT test administered by the Purdue Department of English. Your assistantship offer is contingent upon passing this test with a score of 5 or above.
If you are a new International TA, this MUST be done during orientation week so that you are English certified to be a teaching assistant. If you are a new International fellow, your OEPT test will be scheduled in September or October. See the Registration Representative in the Graduate Office about scheduling your OEPT.

Return to New Student Orientation Page