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UC San Diego

UC San Diego is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through excellence in education and research at the undergraduate, graduate, professional school and postdoctoral levels. The campus is committed to community engagement, public service and industry partnerships in order to advance the health and well-being of our region, state, nation and the world. Our academic community of world-renowned faculty, bright students and dedicated staff is characterized by a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation which spans the globe.

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, our university strives to maintain a climate of fairness, cooperation, and professionalism, which is embodied in our campus Principles of Community. UC San Diego embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential ingredients of academic excellence in higher education.

Fee Waiver

All UC LEADS scholars are eligible for a fee waiver to UC San Diego academic graduate programs.  This fee waiver is applied towards up to 3 applications to different graduate programs.  Additional fee waiver details can be found at the Graduate Division website.

STARS Summer Research Program

The STARS Undergraduate Research Program will take place from Monday, June 24 through Friday, August 16.

Second Year Selection Process

UC San Diego can host up to five second year UC LEADS Scholars, who will be part of the STARS Undergraduate Research Program.  Serious considerations will be given to students who seek out placements with UC San Diego faculty.

Please follow these steps:

  1. Complete UC LEADS Scholar Profile and indicate UC San Diego as a top choice
  2. Communicate your intent and progress of faculty mentoring opportunities for the summer.
  3. Once you have a faculty commitment, update your Profile and email me.

Once 5 placements have been made to UC San Diego, an announcement will be emailed  to all interested student and UC LEADS Coordinators.

Undocumented Student Services

UC San Diego provides a number of services for undocumented students.  Please visit the website for Undocumented Student Services for information relevant to current and prospective students, families, and community members.