UC Admission for International Applicants

Are you an international student looking for campus-specific admission information for the UCs? Below are links to the undergraduate admission information from the UC system and each of the nine campuses.

If you are an international student attending high school in the U.S., you must follow the admission requirements specified for California high school students or out-of-state high school students.

If you are an international student transferring from a community college (California or out-of-state), you must follow the admission requirements specified for transfer applicants (California community college students should consult with their community college transfer center and counseling office for general education and major preparation requirements). If you are NOT transferring from a California community college, find information that applies to your situation.

University of CaliforniaInternational Admissions (freshman and transfer); freshman country-specific admission requirements

BerkeleyInternational Students (freshman and transfer)

DavisInternational Admission (freshman and transfer)

IrvineInformation for International Applicants (freshman and transfer)

UCLAInternational Students (freshman and transfer)

MercedInternational: Admission Requirements (freshman and transfer)

RiversideInternational (freshman and transfer)

San DiegoInternational Students (freshman and transfer)

Santa BarbaraInternational Applicants (freshman and transfer)

Santa CruzInternational Students (freshman and transfer)

Other Important Information

  • International applicants whose language of instruction is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency – explanation of the proficiency requirement, the required minimum score (TOEFL or IELTS), and score submission guideline.
  • The “external exams” results (such as IGCSE/GCSE/GCE exams, Year X/XII Board exams, SPM, etc.) should be reported in the “Test scores” section of the UC Application, under “International exams.” For freshman applicants, internal grades should be reported in the “Academic history” section of the UC Application.
  • Obtain official, sealed transcripts from your school(s)/college(s) abroad early (must contain your complete academic record). UCs allow students to hand deliver or mail official, sealed transcripts in lieu of having the documents sent directly from the school(s)/college(s), which can sometimes take too long to arrive (by the July 1 deadline).

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