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Graduate Students

Graduate Division

The Graduate Division is the central resource for all matters related to graduate education at UC San Diego. Our team is there at every step in a graduate student’s career, helping students navigate their path from admission to graduation and beyond. Working behind the scenes and in collaboration with faculty, staff and students, the Graduate Division guides today’s scholars on their upward trajectory to becoming tomorrow’s leaders. 

For more information on the Graduate Division, visit Grad Division.

Graduate Fellows 

Fellowships are one of the best ways to fund your graduate education. UC San Diego’s Graduate Division encourages all graduate students to apply for fellowships. Fellowships provide financial support for graduate students to enhance an individual’s potential to develop into an independent scholar or professional without a payback obligation. 

For more information on Graduate Fellows, visit Graduate Fellowships.

Científico Latino: Graduate Student Mentorship Initiative

We aim to help undergraduate, graduate, and professional students by providing open-access resources on scholarships, fellowships, and blog posts on professional development. Participate in our one-on-one guided mentorship program for applicants to STEM graduate school! 

For more information on Graduate Student Mentorship, visit Científico Latino.

Cornell University Graduate School 

A fellowship provides financial support to graduate students to pursue graduate studies without associated teaching or research responsibilities (as they are in a teaching or research assistantship). Fellowships are generally merit-based internal or external awards to support a student in a full-time course of study. The Graduate School funds a significant number of entering doctoral students with fellowships awarded through their graduate field.

For more information on Cornell University Fellowships, visit Fellowships.

UCLA Graduate Program (GRAPES)

To find out about the vast array of awards that will be appropriate for you, talk with your Director of Graduate Studies and other students in your field. UCLA’s fellowship database (GRAPES) also offers an extensive list of external fellowship opportunities to consider. Search for awards from among 625 scholarships, grants, fellowships, and postdoctoral awards. Free-to-search for applicants to any graduate program, graduate students working on a master’s thesis or a doctoral dissertation, and postdoc scholars.

For more information on GRAPES, visit UCLA Graduate Program.

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

Formed a century ago, ACLS is a nonprofit federation of 75 scholarly organizations. As the preeminent representative of American scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences, ACLS holds a core belief that knowledge is a public good. As such, ACLS strives to promote the circulation of humanistic knowledge throughout society. In addition to stewarding and representing its member organizations, ACLS employs its $140 million endowments and $35 million annual operating budget to support scholarship in the humanities and social sciences and to advocate for the centrality of the humanities in the modern world.

For more information on ACLS, visit American Council Learned Societies.

Sallie Mae

We encourage students and families to start with savings, grants, scholarships, and federal student loans to pay for college. Students and families should evaluate all anticipated monthly loan payments, and how much the student expects to earn in the future, before considering a private student loan. This information is for graduate students attending participating degree-granting schools. Borrowers must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents if the school is located outside of the United States. Non-U.S. citizen borrowers who reside in the U.S. are eligible with a creditworthy cosigner (who must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident) and are required to provide an unexpired government-issued photo ID to verify identity. Applications are subject to a requested minimum loan amount of $1,000. Current credit and other eligibility criteria apply.

For more information on Sallie Mae, visit Sallie Mae.