Supporting Graduate Student Success

UC Davis Graduate Studies provides students with the resources and services you need throughout your graduate experience. Whether it's working behind the scenes with your faculty and graduate program staff, assisting you in identifying funding opportunities, managing research and teaching appointments, providing academic and professional skills training, or helping you achieve well-being and life balance, Graduate Studies is here to help you achieve academic success by supporting you from the day you are admitted until you’ve earned your graduate degree.

Faculty-Student Mentoring Resources

At UC Davis, we believe that mentorship is a priceless investment in student and institutional success. UC Davis Graduate Studies supports and advances graduate faculty-student mentoring through a variety of efforts, most notably the Mentoring at Critical Transitions Seminar Series, the Mentoring at Critical Transitions Fellowship, and the Distinguished Graduate and Distinguished Postdoctoral Scholar Mentoring Awards.

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Financial Support

Financial support for graduate study at UC Davis is available in several forms, including: internal and external fellowships, academic employment and nonresident supplemental tuition programs. There are different procedures for applying for each type of financial assistance, so it is essential that you apply as early as possible for financial support.

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Registration and Enrollment

University policy requires continuous registration for students from the first quarter of enrollment in a program until completion of the degree. To be considered a registered student, students must be enrolled in coursework or 299 (research) units and pay tuition and fees for the quarter.

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Diversity Resources

UC Davis values a diversity of viewpoints, backgrounds, and experiences among its graduate student population and remains committed to facilitating a campus atmosphere well suited to this diversity. As part of this commitment, UC Davis offers numerous services, workshops and training, as well as key faculty, staff, and students situated to promote and address the needs of diverse students and those allied in this mission.

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Initiative for Maximizing Student Development Program

UC Davis is proud to offer support to underrepresented students entering doctoral programs in the biomedical sciences through the National Institutes of Health-Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (NIH-IMSD). The IMSD program aims to increase biomedical and behavioral sciences Ph.D. degree holders from underrepresented groups.

Visit the IMSD program website


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