A variety of fellowships are available on a competitive basis through the UCR Graduate Division to augment the stipends of outstanding applicants. Students are encouraged to complete their application by January 6th, 2020 for priority consideration for admission and fellowships. Afterwards, applications are welcome but will be considered on a space-available basis. Applications are only accepted for the FALL quarter of each year.
Application Instructions for US Applicants
The electronic application process is straightforward. Your electronic application will consist of the Graduate Division online application form as well as the Supplementary Forms required by the Graduate Division, official transcripts, three letters of recommendation and official GRE scores. The $125 Graduate Division fee should be paid when the application is submitted and can be paid by credit card. The Chemistry Department will refund this fee for high-quality applicants with a GPA ≥ 3.5 or a Quantitative GRE score of ≥ 155.
To be admitted to graduate status, the basic requirement is a bachelor's degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution, with a major appropriate to the proposed graduate program. All students are required to take the standard GRE General Test, but the GRE Chemistry Subject Test is not required.
Additional Instructions for International Applicants
For international applicants, the $100 Graduate Division fee should be paid when the application is submitted and can be paid by credit card. International students whose native language is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The TOEFL iBT exam is strongly preferred. Preference for admission and fellowships will be given to international students with a TOEFL iBT score of at least 80 and a score of at least 17 on the speaking portion of the exam.
- Complete Graduate Division On-line Application.
The Department of Chemistry is pleased to reimburse the application fee for exceptional students who are US citizens and permanent residents. Domestic students with a GPA ≥ 3.5 or a Quantitative GRE score of ≥ 155 will have the $105 fee refunded by the department. Please pay the fee when submitting your application. Once your official transcripts and GRE scores have been received by the Department, your application fee will be fully reimbursed if you meet either the GPA or GRE criterion.
- Have transcripts sent from all Colleges and Universities attended. The Graduate Division website provides Transcript Request Labels for you to print and use.
- Request ETS to send your GRE scores to our campus. Only the GRE general exam is required for admission.
- Send Application Materials to the address below:
Student Affairs OfficerDepartment of Chemistry, UCR
501 Big Springs Road
Riverside, CA 92521-0403