Funding Opportunities for Incoming Graduate Students

The Department of Comparative Literature  automatically considers all admitted students for multi-year funding packages. A typical funding package includes a combination of fees, stipends, and teaching apprenticeships over the course of 4-5 years. Funding commitments are contingent upon continued eligibility, including sustained degree progress in good academic standing.

All non-California residents are awarded non-resident supplemental tuition (NRST) during their first year of doctoral study. All eligible non-resident students (i.e. Permanent Residents and U.S. citizens) must establish California residency after their first year of graduate study. Information regarding California residency requirements is available on the UCLA Registrar’s Office website. All questions regarding California residency for tuition purposes should be directed to the Residence Deputy.


The University of California’s commitment to academic excellence places a high value on sustaining diversity of experience and perspective, which is critical in promoting lively intellectual exchange and the breadth of new ideas that are essential for creative research and scholarship. The University, including UCLA, strives to cultivate a student body and faculty that includes individuals from all cultural, linguistic, geographic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

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For more information regarding the Cota-Robles Fellowship program, including instructions for applying, please visit the Graduate Division website.


Prospective students are highly encouraged to consider applying for special fellowships offered by the UCLA Graduate Division. Each award has its own unique eligibility criteria. Please visit the UCLA Graduate Division fellowship website for more information.