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Funding Your Graduate Education

Most Ph.D. students at UCI are supported by a combination of fellowships, teaching assistantships, research assistantships and faculty training grants. Because student funding is coordinated at the departmental level, be sure to ask your department about your options.

UCI offers several types of employment to graduate students, which provides not only financial support but also exciting professional experiences and opportunities for career development. Graduate students may be employed as Graduate Student Researchers, Graduate Student Assistant Researchers, Teaching Assistants, Teaching Associates, Readers or Tutors.  Students earn a stipend and, depending on the type of employment, have all or part of their fees paid as a benefit.

Students are usually employed by the department or school; please inquire with your academic program about employment opportunities. Please note that there are academic eligibility requirements for all types of graduate student employment, and English language proficiency requirements for Teaching Assistantships.

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Master's students are typically self-supported but may be eligible for these resources. The Graduate Division also offers an array of financial support resources, such as fellowship competitions open to incoming and current UCI students, and funding workshops and writing tutors available through the Graduate Resource Center.

Check with the individual department/program for Master's degree funding opportunities.