Admissions & Outreach

Admissions and Outreach

Thank you for your interest in the University of California, Santa Barbara!

The UCSB online graduate application is available now.

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For general questions pertaining to admissions, contact Admissions Staff at

For specific questions relating to a department, please contact the department directly.

For international students, the International Doctoral Recruitment Fellowship (IDRF) is automatically awarded to all new international doctoral students, which pays for a significant portion of the non-resident supplemental tuition (NRST) that international doctoral students are charged.

About Our Team

The Graduate Admissions and Outreach unit manages the central processing of all graduate admission applications and verifies that all applicants have met university admissions requirements. We work closely with prospective students and departments to assist with the online application, general admission procedures, and policies.

Additionally, in the summer and fall, we attend recruitment fairs, forums, and conferences to attract a diverse and exceptional pool of applicants to apply to our graduate programs. We also host summer programs and collaborate with other campus organizations to invite prospective students to the campus for research opportunities, scholarly activities, and graduate preparatory workshops.

We welcome talented students from all over the world to apply to our graduate programs and hope that you will consider us for your graduate studies.