Information for
International Students

We welcome students who are passionate about learning and discovery.  Each year nearly 1,000 international graduate students from over 65 different countries are enrolled at UC Irvine. Over 60% of our postdoctoral scholars come from countries outside of the U.S.  With the international backgrounds of our faculty, and our diverse U.S. student population, we have a dynamic multicultural research and educational environment that is unparalleled.

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Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition Program for International Ph.D. & M.F.A. 

The non-resident supplemental tuition (NRST) remission initiative program provides NRST fellowship support to international Ph.D. students in their second or third years prior to advancement to candidacy, and to international M.F.A students in their second or third years. International Ph.D. and M.F.A. students entering in Fall 2021 will become eligible for support from the program in Fall 2022. Exceptions: international students sometimes come to UCI with full funding from their home countries; in other cases, students may be awarded extramural fellowships that cover NRST. For these students, no coverage of NRST by the program will be provided.program will be provided. 


***Please note:
Fall 2019 and Fall 2020 require eligible students must hold a remission-eligible appointment in an ASE (Teaching Assistant/Associate, Reader or Tutor) or GSR title in order to qualify for support from the program. ASE and GSR appointments that are a minimum of 25% time (110 hours of assigned workload) for the quarter are nonresident tuition remission-eligible.
International students newly enrolled between Fall 2015 and Fall 2018 will continue to receive NRST support in years 2-4 (Ph.D. students prior to advancement to candidacy) and years 2-3 (MFA students), independent of employment status.


Students must also meet all other academic requirements for fellowship support (i.e. grades, GPA, etc.) in order to receive NRST support from this program.


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More Information for International Applicants

The application fee for international students is $140. Please note that international students do not qualify for a waiver of the application fee.

Useful Resources for International Applicants