The Office of International Students & Scholars is thrilled that you are considering UCSB to achieve your educational goals.
OISS provides services and advising to international students and scholars, as well as the departments that support them. Please take a look at our digital brochure below to learn about international Gauchos at UCSB, OISS services, and to meet the team! Click on the "Download Our Guide!" button to the right to view and download the guide.
Below you will find some basic information on the admissions process, as well as some financial factors to consider. Detailed questions regarding the UCSB admissions process should be directed to the Office of Admissions.
What is my estimated cost of attendance?
Estimated Annual Cost
The adjusted current University estimate of the cost of attendance, including tuition, fees, and living expenses for the academic year, varies based on degree program.
Work-study opportunities for international students are limited. Most grants or scholarships are limited to U.S. students, and some visas include restrictions on the type of work you can do in the U.S.
Are their any financial aid and scholarship opportunities available to international students?
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Financial Aid and scholarships for international students studying in the US are limited. However, there are some resources that can help you find information on scholarships and loans available to international students.
One of the most comprehensive sources for locating funding sources is Edupass which began as the international student section of The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid.
International Education Financial Aid is a database that identifies scholarship opportunities and banks that have loan programs for which international students qualify.
Financial Aid for Undergraduate International Students is a resource provided by the National Association of Foreign Student Advisers (NAFSA) on various funding sources for international students studying in the U.S.
The International Education Finance Corporation offers loans to international students with a co-signer who is a U.S. citizen.
The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund gives a very limited number of scholarships to women from developing countries that are pursuing graduate study in fields that benefit women and children in their respective regions.
The UCSB Graduate Division provides information on fellowships, scholarships, and other campus-based sources of financial support that are available to all graduate students including international graduate students.