International Students

The Department of Asian American Studies accepts admission applications from International students. Prospective students may find application information on the UCLA Graduate Division website for International Applicants.

All international applicants whose first language is NOT English are required to certify their proficiency in English.  Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) OR International English Testing System examination (IELTS) must be submitted with the application. The minimum TOEFL or IELTS scores, required by UCLA before a recommendation is made by the graduate program, are 560 on the paper test or 220 on the computer-based test (TOEFL) or Overall Band Score of 7.0 (IELTS). Scores are valid for two years prior to application for graduate admission.

Funding is limited for international students. Many of the Graduate Division fellowships are restricted to U.S. citizens or permanent residents only. Information on award requirements may be found at UCLA's Graduate Division website.

For further information on all requirements for international applicants, including visa procedures, please click here.