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Financial Support

All of our students receive financial support in the form of a stipend of approximately $32,000 per year plus reimbursement of fees and tuition, as well as health insurance. To date, all our students have received support throughout their graduate careers at UCI, and we anticipate continuing that policy. The support, which is derived from individual fellowships for which the students apply, our department’s training grant, teaching assistantships, research assistantships, or a combination of these sources, is offered for 12 months per year. Regardless of the source of their support, all our students have the same responsibilities for teaching and research.

For out-of-state U.S. residents, the Department pays nonresident tuition for the first year until the student can qualify for California residency. Students in our program are expected to devote full-time efforts to their studies.

The School of Biological Sciences is now offering the Francisco J. Ayala Graduate Fellowship Program. For more information, visit https://www.bio.uci.edu/graduates/school-and-graduate-division-resources/francisco-j-ayala-graduate-fellowship-program/