Financial Assistance for Graduate Students

Financial Assistance for Graduate Students


Several types of financial assistance are available to graduate
students at UCI. These include fellowships, teaching and research
assistantships, tuition fellowships for nonresident students,
grants-in-aid, student loans, and work-study.


Graduate students in transportation are eligible for Regents',
UCI Chancellor's Fellowships, and Chancellor's Opportunity Fellowships
that are awarded each year to especially promising students entering
the PhD program. In addition to these campus awards, graduate
students in transportation who are either U.S. citizens or permanent
residents are eligible for University of California Transportation Center (UCTC)
Fellowships.


Awards may include a stipend, all required student fees, and,
if applicable, Nonresident Tuition. Other fellowships are offered,
including tuition awards for outstanding applicants who are not
residents of California. In many cases, fellowship stipends may
be supplemented by partial assistantship appointments.


Entering or continuing graduate students may be awarded research
or teaching assistantships for all or part of the academic year.
A graduate assistant who is not a California resident also may
receive a tuition fellowship.


Through the Graduate and Professional Opportunity Program, a number
of fellowships and assistantships are awarded to entering and
continuing graduate students from groups including targeted minorities
and women in certain fields who traditionally have been underrepresented
in higher education in the United States. All fellowship awards
and assistantships appointments are made in accordance with the
affirmative action policies of the University.


ITS Irvine has had a rich history of providing financial support
for UCI graduate students in transportation through its funded
research activities.


Applicants interested in assistantships or fellowships should
so indicate on their application when applying for admission.
Graduate applications should be completed by January 15 to receive
full consideration for fellowship and assistantship awards. Continuing
students interested in an assistantship or fellowship should contact
the Graduate Advisor for their program. The awarding of fellowships
for the following academic year begins in the winter quarter.


UCI subscribes to the agreement of the Council of Graduate Schools
of the United States, under which successful applicants for awards
of financial support are given until April 15 to accept or decline
such awards. An award accepted from one of the member universities
may be resigned at any time through April 15. However, an acceptance
given or left in force after that date commits the student to
not accepting another appointment without first obtaining formal
release for that purpose from the awarding institution.