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University of California, Riverside International Admissions

International Students

UCR International Students

Live and learn in exciting Southern California!

The University of California, Riverside is one of the world’s most highly ranked academic institutions, as well as one of the most diverse and friendly universities in the United States. As a member of the prestigious University of California, UC Riverside offers a world-class education to international students from more than 60 countries. UC Riverside’s 1,200 acre park-like campus is a short distance from Hollywood, Disneyland, snowy mountain resorts and Southern California’s legendary beaches!

Come to UC Riverside

  • Perform undergraduate research at one of UC Riverside’s 24 nationally recognized, technologically advanced research centers and institutes.
  • Study and earn a respected University of California, Riverside degree, ranked among the top universities for research impact, and featuring the highest ranked engineering school for its size.
  • Learn from UC Riverside’s 900 prominent scholars and researchers
    — 98 percent of whom have earned Ph.D.’s.

International Admission Requirements

  • You are an international applicant if you need a visa to live and study in the United States.
  • You are a freshman applicant if you are still in secondary school or have never enrolled at a university.
  • You are a transfer applicant if you registered at a university or college after completing secondary school.
  • Permanent U.S. citizens, who have completed course work abroad, should follow the international admissions requirements for the course work that has been completed outside of the United States.

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Why Choose UC Riverside



UC Riverside is acknowledged among the top public national Universities. Work with professors that lead in their fields, participate in unique academic programs and graduate with a degree that the world respects.



Perform research as an undergraduate. Gain first-hand experience and become a part of an internationally recognized research institution with a global impact.



There are many opportunities to get involved at UC Riverside. UC Riverside has more than 400 student organizations, 17 NCAA division-1 teams, and year-round music festivals, and social and cultural events.



Staff and faculty offer resources to support the academic success, wellbeing and safety of UC Riverside students. Resources include the International Student Resource Center (ISRC), Student Wellness Partners and Counseling Center.



The sunny UC Riverside campus is the center of one of California’s most rapidly growing cities. Campus is also driving distance from California destinations such as Los Angeles, Disneyland, beaches and ski resorts.

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University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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