Advance to Candidacy

2024-25 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    
     Student Services Fee$418.00$418.00$418.00$1,254.00
Campus-based Fees$374.92$374.92$374.92$1,124.76
TOTAL, Ph.D. Candidates Advanced to Candidacy [4]$5,046.92$5,046.92$5,046.92$15,140.76
UC Student Health Insurance Plan [2]$2,482.00$2,482.00$2,482.00$7,446.00


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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:      

Document Fee: All new students admitted for academic year 2024-25 will be charged a one-time, life-time document fee of $150. Graduate students in the following professional degree programs are excluded and are instead charged on a pay-per-service basis: MD, JD, DVM, MBA, MPAc, and MSBA. More information about the Document Fee.

The International Student Administrative Fee : All 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, will be charged the International Student Administrative Fee (ISAF). The fees will be assessed in the fall, winter, and spring terms only ($132 per quarter or $198 per semester); the fees will not be assessed during summer terms. More information about the International Student Administrative Fee

International graduate students (admitted prior to fall 2023) who paid the one-time ISAF fee and are currently pursuing a program of study in F-1 or J-1 status or who resume F-1 or J-1 status after an approved leave of absence not to exceed one academic year, may complete that program of study and will not be charged this fee. If the graduate student enrolls in a new program, they will be charged the $396 annual fee (assessed at $132 per quarter or $198 per semester). 

UC Graduate and Professional Council Systemwide Fee: All graduate students will be charged a UC Graduate and Professional Council (UCGPC) Systemwide Fee (inclusive of students in self-supporting graduate degree programs). 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 ($3 for the fall quarter, $2 for the winter quarter, and $2 for the spring quarter or $3.50 per semester); the fees will not be assessed during summer terms. More information about the UCGPC Fee.

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. More information about the Candidacy Fee or Office of Graduate Studies at (530) 752-0650.

[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.