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.

Week of Orientation and Welcome (WOW): Navigating University Funding Presentation

Graduate School is a significant financial commitment, but the funding experts in Graduate Studies and Financial Aid can help make it easier. On September 11 and 15, 2015, staff from Graduate Studies and the Financial Aid Office gave presentations that detail the incredible number of funding opportunities available to students from a wide range of sources:

Navigating University Funding: WOW 2015-16

Navigating Universty Funding for International Students: WOW 2015-16

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

Learn more about financial aid, which includes student educational loans, grants, and work-study.  Completing the "Free Application for Federal Student Aid" (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application, forms which are used to determine financial need, is required.