Cockrell School of Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin


The University of Texas at Austin offers an outstanding education at a reasonable cost, compared to other institutions of its caliber. Kiplinger’s named UT the 24th-best value public university in the country. For more information visit the UT tuition page, which offers estimates of total undergraduate tuition cost.

The Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering awards scholarships each year to incoming high school students. These awards are based on the students' academic achievement as reflected in their high school GPAs, class rank, and SAT scores. To be eligible for these scholarships, admitted students must be enrolled in Petroleum Engineering or Geosystems Engineering and Hydrogeology and must take 14 hours towards their engineering degree. Students who have been accepted to the PGE department, who are slated to receive scholarships, will receive notification by the department shortly after their admission as to the scholarship award and amount.

Ongoing students may also be eligible to receive departmental scholarships, if their cumulative GPA is 3.5 or above and if they have not reached their scholarship goal through School of Engineering scholarships. Transfer students are eligible after they have completed one semester in residence at The University of Texas at Austin campus.

Departmental scholarships are made possible through the generous gifts of our alumni and the petroleum industry.

Why UT PGE?

#2 Petroleum Engineering Program
$90,000 average starting salary
$963,000 in annual scholarships
10% of alumni serve in executive level positions in industry