Student Funding

Graduate education is a financial investment and we recognize that students may need support. The UCSF School of Nursing’s Student Funding Office is here to help.

The Student Funding Office provides many services to nursing students and the School's departments. These include:

  • Administrative and counseling services
  • Offering scholarships, grants, traineeships, academic appointments, nursing faculty loans, and a loan repayment program to eligible U.S. citizens and permanent residents. To explore the range of opportunities available, visit the “Types of Funding Opportunities” and “Scholarships” tabs below.
  • Publishing upcoming deadlines for student funding opportunities
  • Providing internal and external scholarship applications
  • Participating in the application process or administration of some campus awards
  • Coordinating and administering regional and federal fellowship and scholarship programs that require graduate school involvement
  • Managing and awarding fellowship monies from private gifts
  • Coordinating the Jonas Scholars, Cancer Federation Inc. scholarships and other programs

A special note for doctoral students: In-state tuition/fees and a stipend are covered for our PhD students for the first three years. Students must be enrolled full time and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher to receive support. (Other requirements for continued funding PhD scholarships are outlined in the scholarship offer letters.) For the fourth and fifth years, funding support is contingent on the availability of scholarship and grant funding. PhD students should stay engaged with their faculty advisors, the Student Funding Office and the Graduate Division to learn about available funding opportunities.

Students are encouraged to seek a variety of financial support.