All graduate students at UC Berkeley pay a Registration Fee, an
Educational Fee, a University Health Insurance Fee, and a Berkeley
Campus Fee. Non-residents of California are required to pay an additional
Tuition Fee. Fees are subject to periodic revision by the Regents. Current UC fee schedules may be viewed at
All fees are paid for supported students.
Legal residence requires that the student be a citizen
or a permanent resident of the USA and have lived in the State of
California for at least one year prior to applying for legal residency.
Students who wish to establish residency must contact the Residence
Office in Sproul Hall immediately upon arrival in California to
begin the process.
Students applying for admission may also apply for a University
Fellowship by completing the Graduate Division combined Admission/Fellowship
Application form by the deadline. Applications for University Fellowships
are considered only once a year, and Fellowships are for the academic
year beginning with the Fall Semester and extending throughout he
Spring Semester. Continuing/Returning students may obtain the necessary
fellowship application material from the Graduate Fellowship Office,
318 Sproul Hall.
A limited number of Graduate Student Researcher
(GSR) and Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) positions are available
to graduate students working with faculty who are members of the
Group in Comparative Biochemistry. Employed students devote up to
twenty hours per week in the research or teaching laboratories.
Students are not required to serve as Graduate Student Instructors.
However, students gain valuable experience and should make every
effort to obtain this experience with the help of their faculty