Admitted students are financially supported for 5 years (anticipated time to completion), including tuition, fees, and stipend.
Student Support Overview
The Computational Precision Health program provides a competitive annual stipend (est. $43,800 in 2024-2025) as well as full support for tuition and fees (and supplemental non-resident tuition, if applicable). Students who maintain satisfactory academic progress are supported for five years (the program’s normative time to degree). The stipend level for all PhD students will be the same, regardless of the student’s home campus.
External fellowships & Funding Opportunities
In addition to the internal fellowship provided by the CPH program, additional funding sources may be available to supplement student support including:
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Extramural fellowships are awarded by private foundations, government agencies, and corporate programs. Some fellowships which may be of interest to CPH students include:
- National Center for Advancing Translational Science (NCATS) Diversity Supplement Career Development Award
- NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program
- NIH Kirschstein-NRSA Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
- The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship
- DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship
- Graduate Fellowships for STEM Diversity
- The Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship
- The Ford Foundation Dissertation Diversity Fellowship
- The American Association of University Women Fellowship programs
- The National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science
Residency for Tuition Purposes
Admitted PhD students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents are expected to establish California residency by the end of their first year in California, and maintain residency throughout their program. International students with F-1 or J-1 visas/nonimmigrant status are not eligible to establish residency.
This process is not automatic, and requires students to begin to establish residency as soon as their program of study begins. Details on the process for fulfilling the residency requirement are included in the student handbook, and on the UC Berkeley Registrar’s Office website at: Applying for Residency (for Tuition Purposes).
Admitted international students will be given full financial support, as noted above.
All F-1 and J-1 international students are required to show proof of funding for a minimum of one year with the expectation that they will continue to have access to that funding throughout their education. In some cases, there are unexpected changes in a student’s financial situation that require them to seek external support to continue their studies. Visit the Financial Aid for International Students on the Berkeley International Office site for more information.