Graduate – Prospective – Funding

All entering students are offered a six year funding package that includes a minimum of two years of full fellowship, four years of summer stipend support, and up to four years of teaching assistantships.  Tuition, fees, and health insurance are included throughout.

Students who qualify for a Cota-Robles Fellowship are offered three years of full fellowship. Individuals from cultural, racial, linguistic, geographical and socioeconomic background that are currently underrepresented in graduate education are especially encouraged to participate in the program. The intent of this fellowship is to provide access to higher education for students who might otherwise find it difficult or impossible to successfully pursue graduate study.

The department also provides additional funding support on a yearly basis, as available, for graduate student conference travel, summer institute tuition, and summer language study tuition.  In addition, UCLA’s Graduate Division awards a $1,000 travel grant to all graduate students, for use at any point in their UCLA career, from years one through seven.

There are additional funding opportunities at UCLA, awarded competitively, that can be used to augment the initial funding package—such as the Graduate Summer Research Mentorship and the full-year Graduate Research Mentorship.  See UCLA’s Graduate Student Financial Support Manual for information on campus-wide fellowship opportunities, and UCLA Humanities Division Fellowships for divisional funding options.

Need-based aid is also available through the UCLA Financial Aid Office.

All funding is contingent on the student’s maintaining good academic standing and satisfactory time to degree, and failure to do so can result in a loss of funding.