To combat the deterrent that housing prices have placed on incoming students, Graduate Division Dean Elizabeth Watkins is introducing a $4,000 housing stipend for all incoming PhD students beginning with the 2016 cohort.
Faced with slowing markets and impending patent cliffs in the U.S. and Europe, pharma companies are increasingly looking to develop and launch new drugs in emerging markets in Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
Housing and transportation are two of the biggest issues facing students. Many could not imagine that finding affordable places to live and ways to get around would be such a large part of being at UCSF and in San Francisco.
A recent proposed tuition increase for UCSF’s professional schools has incited pushback from many student organizations, sparking conversation about the role of student input in financial matters and whether the competitiveness of UCSF’s programs
With the constant rise in the Bay Area’s cost of living (reported previously) and the demand for the new FSFS program, one thing remains clear: the financial instability of students isn’t going anywhere.