International Students

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International students bring a wealth of wisdom and life experience to UCSB from across the globe. As an international student, you have access to services that help you discover options for your career, gain experience to prepare for the future, get hired for internships and jobs, and explore graduate school for further education.

Career Services supports you in uncovering your career goals throughout your journey at UCSB. Whether you are seeking assistance with planning for work opportunities within the U.S. or beyond, we are here to help.



Key Campus Resources @ UCSB

Provided by the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) for currently enrolled students.

Explore Grad School: International Students

For complete information on graduate school search strategies and the application process, review our starter tips to Explore Grad School in all careers as well as the specialized tips on this page.

Getting Familiar With Grad School

Before you apply to graduate school as an international student, consider what you hope to gain from further education, whether it is increased employment prospects, skills development, or other benefits. Some international students may want to apply to graduate school in the United States to continue their academic pursuits, while others may wish to apply to graduate schools internationally to gain a new educational experience.

If you plan to attend graduate school, it is also important to contact OISS to learn about transferring your record to your new school (see Post Graduation F-1 page for details).


Learn More

Review the graduate school tips from for additional considerations.