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Financial Support

Our Ph.D. program is fully funded. Students admitted to the Ph.D. program may initially be offered up to 4 years of financial support, but the support is extended through the accomplishment of the degree, which usually takes 4-6 years.

Most Ph.D. students at UC Merced are supported by a combination of fellowships, teaching assistantships, research assistantships and faculty training grants. There are a variety of resources for funding a graduate education, both internal and external. Becoming familiar with the available sources of funding can help you navigate the variety of sources available.

Internal Fellowships

External Fellowships

Centers, Institutes and Resources