University of California, Riverside


Fees, Housing and Financial Support

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Fees and Living Expenses

The Registrar's Office maintains the current fee information for the campus.

If you are thinking of moving to the Riverside area and would like to compare the cost of living, use the following calculator:

Fellowships and Financial Support

CMDB Students admitted to the Ph.D. program are normally awarded financial support for 5 years (enough time to finish their degree).

The main source of support during the first year comes from fellowships awarded by:

After the first year, the majority of students are supported by Graduate Student Researcher (GSR) salaries from faculty (Major Professor), Extramural Grants and Teaching Assistantships (TA's).

Students in the CMDB program do not spend a lot of their time as TA's, however, service for two quarters is required to earn the Ph.D. degree.


View the many housing opportunities available at the University of California, Riverside. Living on campus can be an enriching part of your education. At UCR we provide an environement that encourages your academic pursuits and personal growth in a safe, respectful, and enjoyable setting.

For more information, visit Housing Services.

UCR Campus

The University of California, Riverside is a research university committed to the creation and transmission of knowledge at the highest level, and to the translation of that knowledge for the public good.

The UCR Bell Tower Our comprehensive programs and services, excellent faculty and staff, and vibrant and attractive physical environment are designed to: provide a high quality learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students; advance human knowledge and accomplishment through research and scholarship; enhance the public good through community service and initiatives; seek preeminence among U.S. research universities, recognizing UCR's quality in every area.

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Riverside and Surrounding Area

The 1,200-acre Riverside campus of the University of California is conveniently located approximately 50 miles east of Los Angeles within easy driving distance to most of the major cultural and recreational offerings in Southern California. In addition, it is virtually equidistant from the desert, the mountains, and the ocean.

University Village University Village is a 410,000-square-foot retail/ entertainment center. A 10-screen Metropolitan theater complex with stadium seating and over 300,000 square feet of retail shops, offices, and food court anchors the shopping center.

The center's other occupants include: Starbuck's, Rubio's Baja Grill, Fatburger, Baskin Robbin's Ice Cream.

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Program Information

Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology
1140 Batchelor Hall

Tel: (951) 827-5621
Fax: (951) 827-5517