The University of California, Santa Barbara welcomes students from other countries.
At the present time, more than 1,200 students from 69 countries
are studying here. An international applicant is a student who holds or expects
to hold a student, exchange, visitor, or diplomatic visa and who wishes to attend
school in the United States.
Please see our brochure and guide for international applicants:
UC Santa Barbara is a highly selective institution and the number of qualified applicants
far exceeds the number of places we have available for new students. We look for
very high scholastic achievement, depth and breadth of preparatory coursework, and
excellent test scores.
Please note that UCSB considers for admission those students who will be first-time
freshmen (first year) or those who transfer as juniors (third year). We accept applications
from international students for the fall term only.
The credentials of an international undergraduate applicant are evaluated in accordance
with the general regulations governing admission.