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Immigration News and Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

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Prospective International Students

UC Riverside students take their place among the world’s academic elite and make meaningful contributions to our local and global communities. As a UCR student, you will learn from elite faculty, have the opportunity to participate in ground-breaking research, and have a full and engaging cultural experience living in Southern California.

Student Testimonials

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“I was looking for a university that had a more favorable class size. I enjoy having the opportunity to get to know my lecturers and teaching assistants, and being able to receive valuable guidance and assistance. The atmosphere here is truly amazing. [UCR] really does live up to its title of being one of the most diverse campuses in the United States.” 

Viresha Perera, from Sri Lanka and the United Arab Emirates, B.A in Psychology
"My graduate study experience at the Bourns College of Engineering was amazing. The faculty are enthusiastic about addressing challenging research problems. They provide incredible mentorship, training, and support. The instructional curriculum, inspiring technical discussions, and effective research environment have also helped me build a strong foundation for my career. I am fortunate to have completed my Ph.D. at BCOE."

- Chen Tian
Graduated in 2010, PhD in Computer Science 
Currently the VP of Technology and Engineering at Inceptio Inc.

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Colleges and Schools


Scholarships & Funding:

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Contact the International Undergraduate and Graduate Recruitment Team:

Jun Wang

Assistant Provost
Strategic Initiatives and International Recruitment
Tel: +1 (951) 827-2708
WeChat: 35992109
Whatsup: +13219616888
Zoom: 608 940 2575

David Dai

International Recruitment Admissions Specialist
Strategic Initiatives and International Recruitment
Tel: +1 (951) 827-2708
WeChat: daviddaii09
Whatsup: +14086368155
Zoom: 465 133 5692

Student Visa Services
Jessica Forrest
International Student Specialist
Tel: +1 (951) 827-6142