Before You Apply

This FAQ is for prospective students who are thinking about applying to a UC graduate program but have not yet started an application.

Yes! Please contact your program's admissions coordinator directly. If you are trying to determine which program might be the best fit, you can search programs using the Graduate Program Finder

Please contact your program's admissions coordinator or view full program details by searching for your program on the Graduate Program Finder

You can view tuition fees and program rates using the following links:

To confirm the cost, please reach out to the admission contact with your program directly. 

Individual graduate programs are primarily responsible for dispensing fellowships, graduate assistantships and other funding. You can also find general information about funding through the Graduate College’s Funding Opportunities page. Additionally, the International Student Services website has information regarding funding available for international students

UC International Student Services assists international applicants in understanding the rules, regulations, and procedures involved with studying in the United States, however, they do not handle admissions. They will be able to assist with questions about visas, I-20s, and offer guidance on additional scholarships you are able to apply for outside of UC and your program. UC International Student Services can be reached at

For international admission questions, such as questions about English language requirements and tests (TOEFL, ELS), please view the English Proficiency Requirements page or reach out to graduate admissions at

Yes. You must complete a separate application for each program and pay the fee for each application. You must provide the required materials for each program. Each application requires separate letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation and materials submitted to one program will not be shared with other programs. 

There is no restriction on the number of programs to which a prospective student may apply. 

Application fee waivers are granted for US active duty military members and veterans, as well as participants in any of the following programs: 

  • McNair Scholars
  • State of Ohio STARS Scholars
  • GEM Scholars

These waivers will be applied automatically upon submission of those application for those who qualify.