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Learn the requirements for international students and set down roots at UCI.

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Study with talented, curious, and passionate students from across the globe, right here at UCI. The admissions process for international students varies from the process for California resident applicants, so make sure to review the requirements below before applying.

Information for International First-Year Applicants

International Transfer Students

When you apply to UCI, your academic record must be reported within the UC application. You do not need to send in your transcripts/academic records to UCI at this point, but you should refer to them as you fill out the application to ensure the information you entered is accurate.

Report all completed coursework as it appears on your academic records at each school. Do NOT convert scores yourself and be sure to include explanations if grades do not fit in the given space and are abbreviated.

If you have taken or will take external exams (e.g. IGCSE/GCSE/GCE exams, Class X/XII Board exams, SPM, etc.), report your subjects and grades/scores on the International External Exams page of the application.

If you reported external exams such as AP/IB/GCSEs/A Levels, you will be expected to complete all exams listed on your application.

International transfer applicants must meet the same transfer requirements for admission as any other applicant.

You must demonstrate English proficiency by completing the two UC-transferable English composition courses required for transfer admission and receiving at least a “C” grade. IELTS/TOEFL exams are not required for transfer admission.

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