Fellowships for PhD Applicants

Highly qualified PhD students in the UCR Graduate School of Education are eligible for fellowships to help pay for their doctoral degree. Earning a fellowship comes with a generous stipend, full tuition payment, and the opportunity to serve as a full-time or part-time teaching assistant (TA) or a graduate student researcher (GSR).

To retain a fellowship, students must complete a full program of study and research each academic quarter, and maintain a high academic record.
Students must also reach PhD candidacy within 12 quarters and earn the PhD degree within the typical accepted timeframe plus one year.

Every PhD student who meets the following criteria is automatically considered for a fellowship:

  • A GPA of at least 3.50 for the last two years of undergraduate study and/or a 3.50 or higher GPA in a masters degree program.
  • A combined Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score of 1200 on the old scale/308 or higher on the new scale.
  • The doctoral student's area of academic interest is well suited to an area of faculty research and the academic program.

Please see the Complete List of Fellowshipsfor eligibility requirements and application process.