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UC Davis Now Accepting Graduate Admission and Fellowship Applications for 2021-2022

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 (All day)

UC Davis Now Accepting Graduate Admission Applications

Last week, UC Davis Graduate Studies officially launched the online graduate application for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Each year, 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 vary by program. A full list of graduate programs and deadlines can be found on the Graduate Programs and Deadlines page. Additional information regarding program-specific admission requirements is available on individual Graduate Programs pages, and general eligibility criteria can be found on the admission requirements page.

Apply for 2021-2022 Admission

Fellowship Competition for Incoming and Continuing Graduate Students

Using the application for admission, UC Davis also awards approximately 25 prestigious fellowships to prospective graduate students. UC Davis uses a variety of internal fellowship funds to support academic graduate students. Internal fellowships can provide financial support in the form of a stipend (or "living allowance"), Tuition & Fee, Nonresident Supplemental Tuition (NRST), research, travel or any combination of these. The value of the fellowships varies from $1,000 to as much as a $50,000/year award. 

The application for the 2021-2022 Internal Fellowship Competition for UC Davis Continuing Academic Graduate Students also opened last week. This annual competition awards over 125 fellowships are valued at approximately $3 million dollars. A "continuing student" is a student who has already been officially admitted to UC Davis, is registered and enrolled in classes during the current academic year, and will be registered and enrolled during the academic year in which the funding will be paid. It is recommended that all eligible continuing academic graduate students apply on an annual basis.

GRE Requirement Waived for Most Programs

Due to the global impact of the novel coronavirus, most UC Davis graduate programs and groups are temporarily waiving the GRE requirements. With the exception of applicants to the Agricultural and Resource Economics program, all master's and Ph.D. applications will have the test requirement waived. The GRE is still required for applicants to the Agricultural and Resource Economics program.

All other graduate programs have either permanently or temporarily waived their GRE requirements for this year and will not be accepting or reviewing GRE scores (general or subject tests) for any applicants during the 2021-2022 admissions cycle. Please note that the temporary GRE requirements could be reinstated in future admissions cycles

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

About Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies at UC Davis includes over 100 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.