International Students

ATTN INCOMING FRESHMEN: A non-admissions hold will be placed on your record. You will be emailed in mid-July with instructions on how to have the hold removed, you must complete your online academic advising. Regularly check your email for more instructions. You do not need to contact us... we will email you.

The School of Physical Sciences welcomes students from around the world to join us at UC Irvine. We are extremely proud of the quality of the educational experience we provide our students. A major strength of our School is our faculty and the broad and diverse research they conduct. Their research spans many disciplines including astrophysics, atmospheric and environmental chemistry, biogeochemical cycles, cosmology, mathematical visualization, physical climate, mathematical and computational biology, solar energy, chemical biology, high energy physics, and nanoscience to name just a few.

We are like a small, elite college within a larger university. Our students have the opportunity to be mentored by and engage in research with our outstanding professors. About half of our majors become involved in research and a significant fraction of those publish their results in top scientific journals.

To learn more about applying as an international student, please visit this website: