Our office has reopened with limited in-person staff. Our hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 5:00pm. Most advising appointments are continuing via Zoom. Information about COVID-19 and returning to campus for Fall 2021 .

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International Students

International Students at UCR

The International Students and Scholars office supports and promotes the success, wellness and personal growth of the international students and scholars through expert advising, intercultural programming, and advocacy.

We create a safe and welcoming environment that respects cultural diversity and fosters intercultural skills and communication across campus. All UCR students are welcome to get involved with our intercultural programs! We are also happy to assist faculty and staff who are exploring ways to support our growing international student population.

Total Number of International Students at UCR (Fall 2019)
Graduate International Students at UCR (Fall 2019)
Undergraduate International students at UCR (Fall 2019)
Countries represented


New International Students



Current Students


F & J Student Immigration Information

F & J Student Immigration Information
F-1 & J-1 Requirement Dependents

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Campus & Community Resources

Success, Wellness & Community at UCR
Campus Departments, Staff and Faculty
Living In Riverside

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Employment & Taxes

On-Campus Employment
Off-Campus Employment (CPT)
Optional Practical Training (OPT)
Tax Requirements
Tax Resources

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Traveling Within the U.S.
Recommanded Travel Documents (even within the U.S.) 
Traveling Outside the U.S.
Required Documents for Re-entry to the U.S.

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Programs & Activities


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Discover our programs and activities for International Students

Whether you’re feeling homesick, want to make a new friend, or need advice, you’re in good company!

Your personal, social, and educational success is important to us. We encourage you to get involved by attending events on campus, joining a workshop or program, and getting involved with student organizations.


Upcoming Events


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