Financial Support

Entering Ph.D. students are provided one quarter of funding to complete two different 5-week rotations, with the expectation that they will join a lab by winter quarter of year one. Ph.D. students are provided a competitive living allowance, full-tuition and fees, and NRST (if applicable). Graduate students can be supported by a variety of funding mechanisms: internal fellowships, external fellowships, NIH T32s, GSRs, and TAships.

M.S. students are admitted directly to a lab and are self-funded, meaning that our M.S. program, the Graduate Group in Integrative Pathobiology, including its faculty members and/or affiliates, will not be providing support for the duration of the master's program. M.S. students will have to find support from one or more of the following sources: teaching assistantships and/or personal funds.

*We strongly advise international applicants to seek fellowship support from their home countries. Only exceptional international students without financial support can be accepted into the program. Please contact the Graduate Group Coordinator ( prior to seeking admission.

Opportunities for international applicants: 1) Fulbright 2) La Caixa 3) Alternatives to the Fulbright


A list of the fellowships for incoming students offered through Graduate Studies can be found on their website here.

The Office of Research and Graduate Education, in the School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) offers competitive fellowships for graduate students with or without a veterinary degree. More information can be found here.

An explanation of University fees can be found here.