Prospective Students

Each year University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) welcomes international students from around the world to study in our undergraduate and graduate programs. If you are interested in attending UCSC, the first step is to research the Undergraduate Admissions page or Graduate Admissions page for information on admission requirements, available programs of study, and application procedures.

If you are not interested in applying for a degree program at UCSC, you can instead become a student through the UC Education Abroad Program (EAP) or UCSC Summer Session.

Please note that ISSS is not involved in the admission process, nor the UCEAP selection process. Questions regarding admission or selection must be directed to the appropriate contact below:

Type of Student Admissions Contact
UCEAP Reciprocity

Home University EAP Liaison


Summer Session

Summer Undergraduate Researchers