For Students

If you're a student who wants to reach out to the global community, connect with the world, or be a more globally-minded citizen, please check out the many opportunities UCI has to offer.

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Graduate Student Opportunities

UCI Graduate Division provides leadership on graduate education matters, working with scholars from all over the world to engage in study, teaching and research in the pursuit of a master’s or Ph.D. degree or of postdoctoral training. UCI Graduate Division promotes academic integrity and greater understanding by supplying information, guidance and support to the campus community and beyond. The aim is to enhance the educational experience by engaging and leading on all matters related to graduate student life: academics, advocacy, funding and financial support, diversity, employment and professional development. With more than 100 graduate programs, UCI is a thriving generator of innovation and discovery. Graduate and postdoctoral scholars are equipped with the tools of analysis, expression and cultural understanding necessary for leadership in today’s world. Graduate students join a community of individuals from a broad range of backgrounds, all in pursuit of making a meaningful difference in the world we share.

Chateaubriand Fellowship Doctoral Research Program in France supports U.S. Ph.D. students who are interested in conducting part of their research in France. Funded by the Embassy of France in Washington, D.C., the Chateaubriand Fellowship facilitates 4-9 month research opportunities and covers travel expenses, living expenses and health insurance during the research period. Please note, this is not a UC Irvine managed program. UCI requires all students participating in international activities to register their travel, enroll in UC Travel Insurance, and complete a risk self-assessment related to international travel and activities to be in compliance with the UCI Policy for Student International Activities.  For questions, contact Chateaubriand STEM Fellowship Program Manager, Richard Burke at More information also is available on the Chateaubriand Fellowship Program website.