University of California, Riverside

International Resources



Programs for International Students


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UCR Majors and Minors with International/Global Component

  • Global Studies
    The Global Studies major gives students a chance to take advantage of a broad range of courses on global issues offered in the humanities, social sciences, arts and sciences. Each student acquires a background in two disciplinary traditions and a regional or topical area of study. Students are encouraged to study abroad.
  • International Relations Minor
    The International Relations minor helps to prepare students for many different international careers. This interdisciplinary field focuses on economic, geographic, historical and political issues and questions.
  • Courses with International Content
    Each year, UC Riverside offers hundreds of courses that feature “international” content. The page linked above contains a list of programs by department, course title and course number.

Undergraduate Degree Programs

  • International Undergraduate Admissions
    International students who wish to attend UC Riverside on a full-time basis go through the same admissions process as regular students. The general guidelines and requirements for admission as a freshman, including TOEFL and IELTS requirements, are available on the Admissions website.
  • International Undergraduate Student Support
    The International Student Resource Center provides assistance to UCR’s international students and their families. Services include orientation, cultural adjustment, non-immigrant travel issues, visa assistance, academic advising and much more.

Graduate Degree Programs

  • International Graduate Student Applications
    International students who want to attend UC Riverside as a graduate student must submit their application through the UCR Graduate Division website. This website lists application requirements for international students, including information on transcripts, application fees, English language requirements and financial verification and visa procedures.
  • International Graduate Division Student Support
    The International Student Resource Center provides assistance to UCR’s international students and their families. Services include orientation, cultural adjustment, non-immigrant travel issues, visa assistance, academic advising and much more.
  • International Student Support
    The International Student Resource Center provides assistance to UCR’s international students and their families. Services include orientation, cultural adjustment, non-immigrant travel issues, visa assistance, academic advising and much more.

English Language Programs and Programs for Short-Term International Students

  • Intensive English Programs
    The Intensive English Program is a 4-, 6- or 10-week program that helps students improve their reading, writing and grammar and develop their oral skills.
  • Academic, Professional & Postgraduate Programs
    These academic, professional and postgraduate programs are designed for advanced speakers of English who want to enhance their skills or expand their experience in a specialized area.
  • Custom Programs for International Groups
    The International Student Resource Program designs short-term programs for visiting groups, including high school and university students. Courses combine formal classroom instruction with a variety of social and cultural activities. These programs are designed for a minimum of 10 students.

More Information 

General Campus Information

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

Additional Information

Undergraduate Recruitment
3249 Student Services Building
Tel: (951) 827-4531
Fax: (951) 827-4532
E-mail: discover@ucr.edu

Graduate Division
Univ. Office Building, Room 141
Tel: (951) 827-3313

UC Riverside Extension
UCR Extension Center
Tel: (951) 827-4105 or (800) 442-4990 toll-free
Fax: (951) 827-7273
E-mail: register@ucx.ucr.edu

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