A complete application includes and adheres to the following:
- A personal history statement (guidelines)
- A statement of purpose (guidelines)
- Three letters of recommendation submitted on your behalf (you must review these PhD guidelines & submission directions)
- Unofficial transcripts from all universities/institutions (guidelines)
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores taken within the last five years
– sent electronically from the Educational Testing Service to UC Irvine using institutional code 4859
- Two samples of scholarly work
– samples can be any combination of publications, thesis (or portion thereof), and/or major research papers
- A Curriculum Vitae
– include details about educational background, professional work, previous research, volunteer work, and other relevant information
- Both applications must be completed and paid in full
– NursingCAS: $70; UC Irvine: $105 domestic / $125 international
- An interview may be required for final selection of candidates.
- Additional information is available from UCI Graduate Division
Due to federal guidelines, the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program does not satisfy the requirements for F-1 or J-1 study, due to the fact that it is a hybrid program. However, if you are here already on some kind of non-education related visa (marriage and family, work, etc.), you should be eligible to enroll in our program without trouble. We encourage you to check with our international center as well as an immigration attorney.
In addition to the above-mentioned items, international applicants must also submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.
For more helpful information on applying to UCI as an international student, see the UCI Graduate Division International Admissions page.