Continuing Graduate Student Handbook


The department has created a handbook for continuing graduate students. Click here to download the handbook.

Note (1/27/21): Dissertation Completion Fellowship (DCF) Update

  • Effective 2021-22, Graduate Division funding (block grant) is no longer subject to a stipend cap.
  • Effective Spring 2021, students who activate the DCF are no longer subject to university fellowship funding restrictions one year past normative time to degree. Thus, students who have activated DCF and continue beyond one year past normative time to degree remain eligible for university fellowship programs and block grant funding.

Note (1/5/21): For the most up-to-date policy changes surrounding COVID-19, please refer to COVID-19 Information for Graduate Students (Berkeley Graduate Division)