UCLA is committed to increasing diversity in graduate education. We embrace the principles of diversity and inclusion to understand, appreciate, and respect differences in cultures and customs, religious beliefs, gender identity, sexual preferences, and political points of view.

Our graduate population reflects broad intellectual interests and includes students from many cultures and backgrounds. We feel it crucial to continue to increase the diversity of our graduate student population so the university community more accurately reflects the demographics of California and the nation.


Diversity is a core value of UCLA. It enables us to provide a broad, enriching educational experience that stimulates intellectual curiosity, creativity, productivity, and success. We take great pride in the many backgrounds and cultures represented on our campus.

Carlos V. Grijalva
Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
& Associate Dean of UCLA’s Graduate Division

The University of California, Los Angeles is committed to supporting diversity throughout our classrooms and across campus. From admissions to financial aid and throughout your entire UCLA career, we strive to make incredible resources available to students from every background. More details can be found in the UC Guidelines For Addressing Race and Gender Equity in Academic Programs in Compliance with Proposition 209.


Below are some of our diversity-specific resources, financial opportunities and initiatives aimed at supporting, attracting, and sustaining diverse students at UCLA. You’ll find more information on our general Diversity at UCLA page.

Diversity fellowships for incoming students

UCLA makes funds available each year to attract top candidates from diverse backgrounds.

Applying for a master’s degree? Find out more about the Graduate Opportunity Fellowship Program.

Is your goal a doctoral degree? The Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellowship is awarded to incoming doctoral students.

Is your goal a doctoral degree and you participated in a University of California–Historically Black Colleges and Universities (UC–HBCU) summer program? Find out more about the six-year UC–HBCU Initiative Fellowship.

Summer research opportunities for undergraduates

Our outreach efforts extend to undergraduate students, too.  As a prospective graduate student, you know how important it is to explore your options early in your academic career.  These programs are designed for undergraduates who wish to learn more about the graduate school experience and possibly pursue an academic career in teaching and research.

Learn more at Diversity in UCLA Graduate Education.