Welcome Message from the Associate Director
UC Irvine Division of Continuing Education’s International Programs has offered since 2009 two comprehensive preparation programs, one for undergraduate study and one for graduate study, to help qualified international applicants become successful students at UC Irvine.
UC Irvine is the first university in the U.S. to offer its own full-service preparation programs, including:
International Undergraduate Preparation Program (IUPP)
Boost your chance of admission to UC Irvine or other highly ranked U.S. university/college and your success as a student through ESL and undergraduate coursework, intensive test preparation, cultural orientation, and personalized advising.
International Graduate Studies Preparation Program (IGSPP)
Sharpen your graduate study skills, gain practical experience, and receive assistance in applying to a highly ranked graduate school in this comprehensive preparation program.
Academic Study Abroad Program (ASAP)
Take advantage of this chance to become immersed in American university culture while supplementing your home university degree.
In the six years that these preparation programs have existed, they have seen outstanding success, attracting over 1,400 students. Although admission to a degree program cannot be guaranteed, nearly all of our preparation program students who have applied have been admitted to a degree program at UC Irvine or other top U.S. universities. We hope that you join us for one of these effective preparation programs, your key to entering a top-ranked university in the U.S.