New Graduate Student Orientation on Sept. 30

This event will be live-streamed and live-chatted to welcome our new cohort of graduate students to UC Santa Barbara.
Grad Student Resource Center

Resource Center

The Graduate Student Resource Center provides all students with free workshops and peer support to find funding options, learn professional communication skills, career placement and links to essential on-campus resources.

Post Doctoral Scholars


Our postdoctoral scholars at UCSB comprise a diverse group of over 300 individuals who work at full-time positions that emphasize scholarship, continued research training and mentorship across many disciplines.

Graduate Diversity

Graduate Diversity

UC Santa Barbara’s vision of excellence relies on the wide-ranging perspectives and experiences of a diverse population that brings together the most brilliant minds from across the world and from all walks of life.

Forms and Petitions

Forms and Petitions

Access and download PDF copies of important petitions and forms for admissions, change of student status, transfers, enrollment in cross-campus online classes, joint doctoral degrees, fellowships, programs and grants.

Apply to UCSB


Apply now for 2021 admission! Click the link above to access our online application and to read the Statement on the Impact of COVID-19 for Future Admissions Reviews.


FAQs For Students

Please click the link below for important information and updates about our policies, operations, and programs.

Upcoming Events

  • Oct 01

    First Day of Fall 2020 Instruction

    We welcome all our graduate students to the 2020-21 school year, and hope our online resources and orientation information will help you as you traverse this phase of your educational journey.