Graduate Student Researcher
What is a Graduate Student Researcher?
General GSR Qualifications
- Academic standing for employment eligibility: Each teaching assistant (TA) must be in good academic standing (i.e., must not be on academic probation or have had his or her degree candidacy lapse), have a minimum 3.0 grade-point average, and have no more than two Incomplete grades in upper division and graduate courses on the transcript. For more information about employment eligibility, please click here.
- Registration and enrollment: Each appointee must be registered and enrolled in at least 12 units of course work.
- Graduate standing: Each appointee must be a UC graduate student.
Applying to be a GSR
Benefits for Graduate Student Researchers
- Partial fee remissions - A partial fee remission is for TAs working 25 percent or more time, and GSRs working 24 percent or more time. This type of remission is equal to the amount assessed on your fee bill for tuition, the Student Services Fee and the Health Insurance Fee (if you have not had the health insurance requirement waived by University Health Services). A partial fee remission does not include campus-based fees (i.e. health services, transportation, student life, Graduate Student Association, recreation and Early Childhood Education Center). Currently, the non-resident supplemental tuition is covered for students if they are eligible for partial fee remissions.
- Childcare reimbursement