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University of California Irvine

Address: Irvine, CA 92697, USA

Description University of California Irvine

  • Year of foundation: 1965
  • Location: Irvine, California
  • Age of students: from 17 years old
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Number of students: more than 30,000
  • Form of study: full-time.

University of California, Irvine (UCI) is the youngest campus of California State Research University, which is considered to be the most environmentally friendly because it is a vast park, in which students move on bicycles. Founded in 1965, the UCI is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities: here, in addition to educational buildings, there are several libraries, a dozen sports fields, a variety of snack bars and a botanical garden. The UCI is located in one of the safest and most economically active cities in the world and is the second largest employer of Orange County, contributing $ 5 billion to the local economy each year.

UC Irvine offers a wide range of disciplines and interdisciplinary masters, professional and doctoral programs. You can study at the faculties:

  • Engineering
  • Biology
  • Information technologies
  • Arts
  • Social ecology
  • Business
  • Humanities and others.

The strongest disciplines on campus are areas of biology, criminology, psychology, social sciences. Friendships with research centers, medical institutions allow students to undergo internships, to stimulate continuous research.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in University of California Irvine

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  • Age of students: from 17 years old
  • Duration: from 9 to 12 months.

UC Irvine is among the top ten US universities - public and private - in the number of undergraduate applications. A lineup of programs taught by world-class professors that provide guidance and support for future leaders is offered. In total, the university has 90 undergraduate specialties.


  • Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Biological sciences
  • Engineering
  • Medicine
  • Humanities
  • Information and computer research
  • Jurisprudence
  • Physics
  • Social ecology
  • Sociology.


  • Age of students: from 20 years
  • Duration: 3 years

The UCI is a center for quality education that fosters scientific research enthusiasm and continuous knowledge expansion. Graduates are ready to become citizens of the world, armed with the tools of analysis, self-expression and cultural understanding necessary for leadership. A total of 68 graduate programs are offered.


  • Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Medical sciences
  • Humanities
  • Biological sciences
  • Information and computer research
  • Jurisprudence
  • Physics
  • Social ecology
  • Sociology.
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  • Age of students: from 17 years old.

Short-term professional educational programs with the issuance of a certificate are offered in the following directions: 

  • Business Administration
  • International Business Operations and Management
  • International Finance
  • International Tourism and Hotel Management
  • Marketing
  • Global Human Resources Management
  • Media and Global Communications
  • Communications & Embedded Systems Design Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL).

Accommodation, housing and food

On campus for students equipped with 9 residences: bachelor's, masters and students of short-term programs live separately in rooms designed for 1-6 people. There is a common living room, kitchen, laundry room and a bathroom for every couple of apartments; students have a chance to choose their neighbors in the direction of interest. Near the residential area there is a fitness center, a cafe and a basketball court.

Events University of California Irvine

UC Irvine students participate in more than 500 organizations, clubs and sections, including about fifty fraternities and families in which students spend their free time.


  • The UCI is among the top ten state institutions of America’s education US News Best Colleges in 2016
  • Closes the top five in the world ranking of Master in Criminology
  • The annual amount allocated by the university for research exceeds $ 300,000,000
  • Three scientists at the university received for their research the Nobel Prize in Physics and Chemistry (Rouland, Rose and Raines)
  • The university has a large territory in the city of Irvine between Los Angeles and San Diego near the coast.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Additional expenses

  • One-time registration fee
  • Accommodation at the residence
  • Reservation Residence
  • One-time fee
  • Escort from the airport
  • Medical insurance
  • Books and office..

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams


  • Certificate of complete secondary education
  • IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 80
  • ACT / SAT.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 80
  • GMAT or GRE.

Educational program

  • Certificate of complete secondary education
  • IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 75
  • ACT / SAT.

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
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- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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