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Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition Programs

There are two Nonresident Supplemental Tuition (NRST) fellowship programs developed to offset the cost of NRST for continuing, nonresident alien, academic graduate students: 1) the UCOP NRST Waiver Program, and 2) the UC Davis NRST Fellowship Program.

UCOP NRST Waiver Program

Per the authority and practices of the University of California, Office of the President (UCOP), NRST is automatically waived for doctoral students for the first three calendar years post-candidacy. Information regarding the UCOP Waiver of Nonresident Supplemental Tuition for doctoral students for the first three years post-candidacy can be found in the November 16, 2005 Minutes of the Committee on Finance, The Regents of the University of California (see pages 2 and 15) and in the UCOP Operating Budget Manual.

UC Davis Post-candidacy NRST Fellowship Program

After the UCOP NRST Waiver period, nonresident doctoral students are again charged NRST until they complete their degrees. To offset the NRST charge during this time frame, UC Davis offers a non-competitive fellowship program—the Post-candidacy Nonresident Supplemental Tuition Fellowship Program—intended to mitigate the NRST challenge during the fourth and fifth years after advancement to candidacy. Eligible students may receive a non-competitive fellowship to offset the cost of NRST so that they are able to complete their degrees in a timely manner without the added pressure of the NRST expense. Information about this program is provided annually directly to eligible students.


Questions regarding the UC Davis NRST Post-candidacy Fellowship Program should be directed to:
Lisa Finnegan,
Graduate Financial Support Specialist, or (530) 752-8864