Advance to Candidacy

2022-23 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 advisor, major professor, and graduate program coordinator have signed it and the candidacy fee has been paid at the Cashier's Office.  The student must registered full-time to advance to candidacy.

Full-time Fees [1] [3]

Fall Quarter

Winter Quarter

Spring Quarter


Systemwide​​​​ Tuition and Fees        
     Tuition $3,900.00 $3,900.00 $3,900.00 $11,700.00
     Student Services Fee $384.00 $384.00 $384.00 $1,152.00
Campus-based Fees $351.39 $351.39 $351.39 $1,054.17
TOTAL, Ph.D. Candidates Advanced to Candidacy [4] $4,635.39 $4,635.39 $4,635.39 $13,906.17
UC Student Health Insurance Plan [2] $1,824.00 $1,824.00 $1,824.00 $5,472.00

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CHARGES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.  Some or all instruction for all or part of the Academic Year may be delivered remotely.  Tuition and fees have been set regardless of the method of instruction and will not be refunded in the event instruction occurs remotely for any part of the Academic Year.  Figures for tuition and fees represent currently approved or proposed amounts and may not be final.  Actual tuition and fees are subject to change by the University of California as determined to be necessary or appropriate.  Final approved tuition and fee levels may differ from the amounts presented.

[1] In addition to the fees in the schedule above, undergraduate students may be charged other fees such as the ones listed below:      

International Student Administrative Fee:  The $159 International Student Administrative Fee for graduate international students will be charged one-time to all newly admitted graduate international students who are either sponsored by UC Davis for F-1 or J-1 status or would be sponsored by UC Davis for F-1 or J-1 status if physically present in the United States. More information about the International Student Administrative Fee is available at Services for International Students and Scholars' Fees & Tuition page.

UC Graduate and Professional Council Systemwide Fee: Effective Fall 2022, all graduate students will be charged a UC Graduate and Professional Council (UCGPC) Systemwide Fee. The UCGPC Systemwide Fee is an annual, opt-out fee of $7 per graduate student to be charged at the beginning of each academic term. The fees will be assessed in the fall, winter, and spring terms only; the fees will not be assessed during summer sessions. $3 for the fall quarter, $2 for the winter quarter, and $2 for the spring quarter. 

Candidacy Fee:  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.

[2] All UC Davis students are required to have health insurance. In order to satisfy this requirement, all registered students are automatically enrolled in the University of California 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 college or school. More information about UC SHIP, including costs, coverage and other insurance details

[3] The fees above exclude students enrolled in self-supporting degree programs. Students enrolled in self-supporting degree programs pay a program fee in lieu of the fees above. Visit the self-supporting degree program page for more information. 

[4] These fees apply to residents and nonresidents.