Financial Aid

All students in the PharmD to PhD career path will receive a stipend while completing the PhD requirements.

All PhD students receive financial support at a standardized level (US$42,500 a year stipend for 2021–2022); all tuition and fees are paid by the Program as well (US$18,975 a year for California residents and US$34,077 for non-residents for the 2020-2021 academic year).

A stipend will begin when the PharmD to PhD career path student becomes a full-time graduate student, usually the fall quarter of the fourth year at UCSF.

Once enrolled in the PhD program, students are discouraged from outside employment, which could affect their completion of program requirements in a timely manner. The Graduate Division has set maximum hours of outside employment or professional activity allowed while a full-time student.