UC Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics

Financial Support

The ARE program is committed to supporting our students both academically and financially. We offer full funding to our PhD students for a minimum of five years. This occurs through a combination of fellowships, readerships, teaching assistant positions, and research assistant positions. Position descriptions can be found here.

Students will have tuition and fees covered (including non-resident tuition) and receive a monthly stipend during the nine-month academic year. Most students also receive summer support through research assistant, teaching assistant, and associate instructor positions. 

International and out-of-state students will have non-resident tuition covered for a defined period. Domestic students who are not California residents are expected to obtain California residency by the end of their first year. International students are expected to advance to candidacy before the beginning of their fourth year. Students who do not meet these deadlines will be responsible for the non-resident tuition. 

Graduate Studies administers several internal fellowship programs. Applications are submitted at the same time as the admission application and are due January 15. There are a number of external fellowship opportunities that provide funding for students to attend UC Davis.

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University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

Main Office: 530-752-1515
Student Advising Services: 530-754-9536
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