Financial Support

Financial Support

​Financial support for graduate study at UC Davis is available in several forms, including External Fellowships, UC Davis Internal Fellowships, Academic Employment, Nonresident Supplemental Tuition (NRST) fellowship programs for nonresident alien students, and loans. There are different procedures for applying for each type of financial assistance and it is essential that you apply as early as possible for financial support.

At each fall quarter orientation for new students, the Graduate Studies Student Financial Support unit provides an overview of graduate student funding (PowerPoint presentation).

External Fellowships

External Fellowships are those offered by private foundations, government agencies, and corporations.  A variety of support is offered, from one-time awards to multi-year support. Aside from the obvious financial benefit, receipt of external funding exemplifies excellence in research, writing and scholarship.

Internal Fellowships

UC Davis fellowships provide financial support in the form of stipends (or "living allowance"), Tuition & Fee fellowships, nonresident supplemental tuition (NRST) fellowships, research allowances, travel allowances or any combination of these. Select this section to find out more about eligibility, application instructions, and more.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is only available to US citizens and permanent residents. Completing the "Free Application for Federal Student Aid" (FAFSA) form, which is used to determine financial need, is required.