For Current Students


Make the most of your time at UCSF! From career planning to taking care of yourself, and from building connections to thriving on campus, we are here for you.

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New Students

Welcome to UCSF! We’ll help you get oriented and share helpful resources.

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There are a multitude of possible career paths for graduate students, so be sure to tap into resources to optimize your time and training at UCSF with your long-term goals in mind.

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Connecting with your peers is important for your well-being, and having a strong support network and building collaborative relationships will ensure your success at UCSF and beyond.

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Health and Wellness

Make your physical and mental health your top priority. Take advantage of these resources.

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Electronic thesis and dissertation process

The submission of your electronic thesis or dissertation (ETD) is the final step in the awarding of your degree. The finished document is a scholarly work, and something to be proud of — the result of a long period of preparation and research.

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See policies and guidelines relevant to your time at UCSF.

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Financial Support

Learn about internal fellowships, childcare grants, travel, or research awards. Together with your graduate program, we also can help you navigate through the application process for other types of support. 

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Academic Appointments

An academic appointment is an excellent way for students to earn funding while advancing their own research.

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