Tuition & Fees Updates

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Advance to Candidacy

2019-20 Tuition and Fees for Full-Time Ph.D. Candidates Advanced to Candidacy

When students pass their respective qualifying examination, they should complete the Advancement to Candidacy application form. The student may submit the completed application when the graduate adviser, major professor, and graduate program coordinator have signed it and the candidacy fee has been paid at the Cashier’s Office.  The student must be registered full-time to advance to candidacy. 

Full-time Fees

Fall Quarter

Winter Quarter

Spring Quarter


Tuition $3,814.00 $3,814.00 $3,814.00 $11,442.00
Student Services Fee $376.00 $376.00 $376.00 $1,128.00
Campus-based Fees $342.70 $342.69 $342.69 $1,028.08
TOTAL, Ph.D. Candidates Advanced to Candidacy* $4,532.70 $4,532.69 $4,532.69 $13,598.08
UC Student Health Insurance Plan [1] $1,648.00 $1,648.00 $1,648.00 $4.994.00

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The tuition, fees, and charges posted here are estimates based on currently approved amounts. These figures may not be final; actual tuition, fees, and charges are subject to change by the Regents of the University of California or, as authorized, by the President of the University of California. Accordingly, final approved levels and charges may differ from the amounts shown. CHARGES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

*These fees apply to residents and nonresidents. 

All graduate academic students will be charged an additional one-time Candidacy Fee upon advancing to candidacy. The Candidacy Fee is $90 for PhD students and $55 for Master’s students. For more information, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies at (530) 752-0650 or visit the Academic Services website.

A one-time fee of $159.00 is charged to entering students who hold a F-1 or J-1 visa, excluding UC Education Abroad and non-UC Davis sponsored students (i.e. Fulbright or Vietnam Education Fund). More information about the International Student Administrative Fee is available at Services for International Students and Scholars' Fees & Tuition page.

[1] The University of California Regents mandates that all students have health insurance. UC Davis automatically enrolls all registered students in the UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP). If students have comparable insurance and do not want to be enrolled in UC SHIP, they must apply for a UC SHIP waiver by the date specified for their school. More information about the UC SHIP is available at Student Health and Counseling Services.