Current Students

As part of UC Irvine's world-class research community, we encourage you to take advantage of the many campus programs and services available to graduate students. UCI's Graduate Resource Center (GRC), for example, provides professional development workshops, mentoring programs, writing tutors and networking opportunities. Be sure to check out the GRC and consider getting involved with student leadership opportunities, such as the DECADE (Diverse Educational Community and Doctoral Experience) planning committee. You are part of a top-tier research institution committed to training tomorrow's academic leaders. Use the resources at your disposal, and take an active role in UCI's dynamic graduate community!

This page is intended to help our current students find the information and resources that they need to succeed in their graduate careers. To keep up with what is going on in the graduate education arena, be sure to visit the News & Events section of our website regularly.

Academics & Funding

Our website includes information that you need to know to progress successfully through the various milestones along the way toward your graduate degree, including information about financing your education. Please note that graduate students are required to be enrolled full time, which is defined as at least 12 units, unless approved for part-time status. Regarding payment of fees, if a student is receiving any graduate student financial support, either in the form of a fellowship or employment-related remission that applies as a credit toward a student’s fees, students are required to be enrolled in a minimum of one unit for fee credits to apply to their fee assessment. If a student has a combination of graduate aid and financial aid, they are required to be enrolled in a minimum of six units. For funding information, academic requirements, and forms, please see:


The Graduate Division and the campus offer a variety of Services to help to ensure that you receive the support that you need to succeed academically and professionally during your tenure as a graduate student. These resources include the Graduate Resource Center, Student Health, the Counseling Center, the Anteater Recreation Center and the Career Center. We also have a Graduate Counselor available within the Graduate Division to help support you on your academic journey. Because the journey to the professoriate and other professional opportunities is complex, we encourage our students to take advantage of the support we provide along the way. For a bird's eye view of all of our services, please see the Services section of our website.