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In Absentia

  • Used if research or coursework is conducted outside the state of California during a given quarter.
  • Student to remain enrolled in full-time study with the University while paying 15 percent of the combined Educational and Registration Fees, and all the campus based fees.
  • The fee for UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UCSHIP) is included as a campus based fee; however, students may waive UCSHIP with qualifying coverage.  https://wellness.ucsd.edu/studenthealth/insurance/waive-uc-ship/Pages/default.aspx
  • A student who holds a fellowship, traineeship, or a research assistantship and desires to study off campus may do so under the following circumstances:
    • Master’s and graduate professional students must have completed at least one year of coursework by the time the In Absentia status would begin.
    • Academic doctoral students must have advanced to candidacy by the time the In Absentia status would begin.
    • Agree to comply with the rules and regulations governing the In Absentia Guidelines
  • Fill out and submit online form listing where the student will be studying (Be as specific as possible. For example: City, State/Country; or Name of Institution/archive and City, State/Country).
  • Must be signed by department chair and student's faculty advisor
  • Student or department must submit a separate request for each quarter. 
    Eligibility is the following:
    • Up to 3 quarters for master's and graduate professional students.
    • Up to 6 quarters for academic doctoral students.

In Absentia Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

In Absentia

A full time registered student who has an academic need to conduct research outside of California for the entire quarter. Student pays 15 percent of the combined Educational and Registration Fees, and all the campus based fees. Student or department must submit a separate request for each quarter.

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