Admissions & Outreach


Recruitment Fairs and Events

The Admissions and Outreach team attends various events to provide students with opportunities to visit the campus or learn more about what UCSB has to offer. In the summer and fall, we participate in graduate school fairs, forums, and conferences to attract a diverse and exceptional pool of applicants to apply to our graduate programs.

We would like to meet you at the next upcoming graduate fair, forum, or conference! To see our schedule of upcoming outreach events, go to Recruitment Fairs and Events.

If you are interested in learning more about your program of interest, please see our Departments and Programs page.

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

Summer Programs and Research Opportunities

UCSB has a number of summer research opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students. In addition to hosting the ARC and UC LEADS program, the Graduate Division collaborates with other programs such as the California Pre-Doctoral CSU/Sally Casanova Scholars Program.

UCSB Campus Programs

Additional links are provided below for research programs housed in the Graduate Division and various departments across campus.

Non-UCSB Campus Programs

If you are interested in conducting research outside of UCSB, please check the following links below for undergraduate research opportunities.

  • UC Research Programs
    Information about undergraduate research opportunities (both academic year and summer programs) at other UC campuses and links to campus resources for finding the right program.

  • Pathways to Science
    Over 800 research opportunities for Summer 2015, including REU, NASA and other paid summer research and internships for STEM undergraduates