Graduate Division

Global Reach

Recognized as a major research university with a broad range of degree offerings, UC Irvine each year draws thousands of international applicants to its graduate programs. More than 30 percent of UC Irvine's graduate students and 60 percent of our postdoctoral scholars come from countries outside of the United States. Our faculty, many of whom hail from outside the U.S., engage in international scholarship and research, providing unique opportunities for students and postdocs to collaborate with colleagues from around the world. These experiences not only help students develop a greater understanding of global issues in the world today, but they bring about change that is informed by global practice and knowledge.

Working closely with other campus units, the Graduate Division supports the success of all international community members through a variety of services and programs. We also provide support for graduate students interested in pursuing international research and scholarship as part of their academic preparation. Many graduate students live and learn in other countries, choosing from yearlong, semester or summer programs, as well as language and culture immersion options. And, through various interdisciplinary centers such as the Center for Global Peace & Conflict Studies, the UC Irvine Environment Institute, and the International Center for Writing and Translation, UC Irvine is part of a global network in which faculty and students team up with universities, think tanks and nongovernmental organizations spanning the globe.