Financial Support & Fellowships


The majority of PhD students in the UCSB Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry graduate program are financially supported throughout their course of study. Admitted students will receive  an  annual graduate student salary of $30,000. Sources of support include teaching assistantships, graduate student researcher and/or fellowships. Support continues beyond the first year of study as long as the student remains in good academic standing.  All continuing students are encouraged to discuss funding opportunities with their research advisors in advance of the quarter funding is needed.

Financial support includes the payment of tuition, fees and health insurance. A Summary of Quarterly Fees and Expenses can be found on the Office of the Registrar's web site. See also the Graduate Division Financial Support web site for more information.

The department nominates newly admitted students with outstanding qualifications for UCSB campus based fellowships. In order to be eligible graduate applicants must have submitted all application materials by the priority deadline.  A student who receives one of these fellowships enters as a graduate student researcher rather than a teaching assistant.

Fellowship Opportunities

The following resources are available to assist continuing graduate students who wish to obtain fellowships:

A Student Financial Guide to help navigate your finances and access emergency help when you need it.  For additional resources visit the .