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Graduate Admission Application Open Starting September 12

UC Davis students walking on campus with their bikes in autumn.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 (All day)

Apply for Graduate Admission to UC Davis

The UC Davis online graduate application for the 2018-2019 academic year is now open.

A leader across a wide variety of academic disciplines, UC Davis offers professional schools in business management, education, law, medicine and nursing, and is the only UC with a school of veterinary medicine. UC Davis is ranked second in the world for teaching and research in agriculture and forestry and first for veterinary sciences by QS World University Rankings.

UC Davis welcomes applicants who are committed to making substantial contributions to their academic or professional fields through teaching, research or professional practice. Our students contribute to the global pool of future scholars and leaders, so high value is placed on achieving a diverse graduate student body to support the University of California’s academic excellence. 

Application deadlines for the 2019-2020 academic year vary by program. A full list of graduate programs and their respective deadlines can be found on our Graduate Programs and Deadlines page. Additional information regarding program-specific admissions requirements is available on individual graduate program pages. General eligibility criteria can be found on the Graduate Studies website.

Financial Support for Prospective Graduate Students

Using the application for admission, UC Davis also awards approximately 25 prestigious fellowships to prospective graduate students. The fellowship descriptions may be found on our Student Financial Support pages. These fellowships are awarded based solely on your application for admission, as there is not a separate fellowship application for these specific UC Davis graduate student fellowships.

For more information on the admissions process, please visit the Graduate Studies admissions page or contact graduate admissions.


About Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies at UC Davis includes 99 dynamic degree programs and a diverse and interactive student body from around the world. Known for our state-of-the-art research facilities, productive laboratories and progressive spirit – UC Davis offers collaborative and interdisciplinary curricula through graduate groups and designated emphasis options, bringing students and faculty of different academic disciplines together to address real-world challenges.

UC Davis graduate students and postdoctoral scholars become leaders in their fields: researchers, teachers, politicians, mentors and entrepreneurs. They go on to guide, define and impact change within our global community.

For information on Graduate Studies’ current strategic initiatives, visit the Graduate Studies strategic plan page.