Information for International Graduate Students

UC Davis Graduate Studies

  • Graduate Student Orientation - Aggie 201
    An online orientation program consisting of modules and videos that provides a resource and services overview for new graduate students.
  • Information for International Applicants
    All international applicants must complete the same application requirements as U.S. applicants Assessment of a foreign degree is based on the characteristics of the national system of education, the type of institution attended, and the level of studies completed.
  • English Language Examinations
    The university has minimum required scores for admission. Some programs may have different requirements that could require higher scores than the university minimums.

Services for International Students and Scholars

  • Visa Information for International Students
    Information on preparing to come to UC Davis, on the types of visas available, as well as about visa applications and other resources related to visa status and entering the United States.
  • Information for Newly-Admitted Students
    Important resources and guidelines for international students who are preparing for or have recently arrived at UC Davis. Includes Mandatory SIS check-in and information about obtaining a visa.
  • New Student Orientation Schedules and Information
    A variety of informational orientations are available to new international students to ensure a smooth transition to UC Davis, and to connect you to the resources you need.
  • Information for Current Students
    General information for students who are currently in F-1 or J-1 status with a SISS-issued I-20 or DS-2019 form.
  • Information for International Students who Seek Employment
    Information for students who enter the United States in F-1 or J-1 status on various employment opportunities and regulations, including information about Optional Practical Training (OPT).
  • Programs and Opportunities to Explore the Campus and Community
    SISS offers events, programs, and opportunities for international students, scholars, and families at UC Davis to explore the campus and the local community.
  • Fees and Tuition
    Information about the International Student Administrative Fee (ISAF) required from new and continuing undergraduate international students.
  • Getting Involved on Campus
    Information on programs, events, and resources that help international students experience the Aggie community and make the most of their time at UC Davis.
  • Social Security for International Students
    Anyone who works in the U.S. must have a Social Security card with a Social Security number. Numbers will only be issued to people who have permission to be employed in the United States.