University of California, Riverside

Earth Sciences

Department of Earth Sciences

International Applicants

Application Instructions for International Applicants

The electronic application process is simple and convenient. Your electronic application will be composed of the Earth Sciences Department Applicant Information form, the Graduate Division on-line application form as well as the Supplementary Forms required by the Graduate Division, official transcripts, letters of recommendation and official GRE scores. The Graduate Division requires a $100 application fee for international applicants. A full list of Graduate Division requirements is available at their website.

To be admitted to graduate status, the basic requirement is a bachelor's degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution, with a major appropriate to the proposed graduate program. Applications are considered as received. For consideration for our top fellowships, it is best to complete the application process by December 1st.

All students are required to take the GRE. International students whose native language is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). For those international students, preference for admission and fellowships will be give to those taking and passing the Test of Spoken English (TSE).

Application Checklist

1. Complete Graduate Division On-line Application

2. Have transcripts sent from all Colleges and Universities attended. The Graduate Division website provides Transcript Request Labels for you to print and use.

3. Request ETS to send your GRE scores to our campus. Only the GRE general exam is required for admission.

4. The Graduate Division also requires a financial statement for international applicants

Gordon Love
Graduate Advisor
Professor of Biogeochemistry
Department of Earth Sciences
University of Riverside, CA 92521
(951) 827-3181 (Voice)
(951)-827-4324 (Fax)

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