International students come to UC because of what we offer — an exceptional learning environment that fulfills their academic ambitions, intellectual passions and desire to experience cultural diversity at its richest.
Welcome to the world of UC
- 9 undergraduate campuses throughout California
- 150 disciplines
- More academic departments ranked in the top 10 nationally than any other public or private university
Over 6 percent of University of California undergraduates come from more than 100 countries across the globe.
So, who do we consider to be international? You are an international student if you are not a U.S. citizen or a U.S. permanent resident.
The application process
Understand the steps you need to take — and the supporting documents you need to present — to obtain your passport and visa.
International admission by campus
UC going smoke & tobacco free
Effective January 1, 2014, all UC campuses will implement a smoke- & tobacco-free policy.
All UC campuses provide comprehensive programs and services to help ensure students' safety and well-being.