Chile-University of California Partnership

UC San Diego

The University of California, San Diego welcomes your participation in the Chile-California Program on Human Capital Development. Founded in 1960, UC San Diego is one of the nation’s most accomplished research universities, widely acknowledged for its local impact, national influence and global reach. The campus is ideally located near the Pacific Ocean, the U.S.-Mexico border and the Pacific Rim.

UC San Diego is renowned for its collaborative, diverse and cross-disciplinary culture that transcends traditional boundaries in science, arts and the humanities. Our award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.

UC San Diego is committed to international education. The campus ranks 7th nationally among major research universities sending students abroad in full-year programs, and 7th among U.S. research institutions in the number of international scholars hosted.

Each year, our International Student Office and International Scholar Office assist more than 4,000 international students and scholars with immigration regulations and documents, hospitality programs, English language help, and many on-going informational and cultural programs. The Peer Leader Program provides an opportunity for current students and newly admitted international students to interact on a basic level to promote cultural exchange.

Departments and Programs

UC San Diego enjoys extremely high national and international rankings for its graduate programs, on the basis of our prominent faculty, outstanding research facilities and libraries, and our vibrant community of extraordinary graduate students. We strive to train a diverse community of scholars who will be equipped to ask fundamental questions and solve society’s problems, and we welcome talented prospective students from across the nation and around the world.

We encourage you to research UC San Diego’s graduate offerings before applying to any particular program. To get started, visit for web links to each graduate program. On each website, you will find important information about that specific graduate program, its faculty and current research focus areas.

Applying To UC San Diego

The Office of Graduate Studies’ web page provides detailed information on how to apply to UC San Diego for graduate school. The International Applicant Requirements  web page provides additional information on requirements specific to international applicants. For questions or information not addressed on the Graduate Studies website, you may send an email to:

To follow-up on an application for graduate study or specific admissions requirements, contact the academic department directly.

We look forward to welcoming you to UC San Diego!