University Grants & Scholarships

University grants and scholarships are financial aid that you do not need to pay back. They are awarded from federal, state, and university funds according to your financial need.

Need-Based Grants

Each professional school, as well as the University of California, Office of the President (UCOP) provides UCSF with grant funds to give to needy students. In awarding grants, the Student Financial Services Office tries to ensure that all eligible students receive comparable amounts of need-based "gift aid" regardless of their curriculum. Make sure to apply for Full Funding to be eligible for the most grant possible.

Graduate Academic students usually receive significant departmental fellowship or stipend awards and will not be awarded a need-based Grant.

Additionally, students may be considered for the Cost of Living Supplement, an additional grant designed for students living in off-campus housing. Graduate Academic students are eligible to apply for this grant. More information can be found here.

UCSF Scholarships

  • Regents Scholarship

Limited in number, Regents Scholarships are one of the highest honors conferred on a UC student and are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and exceptional promise. Eligible students in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, and physical therapy are automatically considered by their program.

  • Professional School Scholarships and Other Campus Scholarships

Awarded on the basis of need, these awards are part of the student's financial aid "package." Make sure to apply for Full Funding to be considered.