FAQs

Questions & Answers

1 Please provide some information about fees of complete program?
*The fees listed are for the entire program.
Fee details and updates can be found at the following link: https://registrar.ucr.edu/tuition-fees/quarterly-fees
2 Please provide some information about availability of scholarship?
Scholarships are decided at the time of admission. Applicants do not need to fill out any additional forms or essays to qualify. Scholarships are primarily based on a combination of academic performance and GMAT/GRE test scores.
3 Do we have to pay in INR or relevant foreign currency?
Fees must be paid in USD.
4 Accommodation charges are included in the total fees? How much will be accommodation fees?
Housing is not included in the fees. Most graduate students live off-campus. Yearly housing, transportation, and personal expenses are estimated at around $15,000. https://financialaid.ucr.edu/cost
5 By when the application will start?
The application for the upcoming school year usually opens up around the middle of September.
6 Where should I apply?
Students can apply at: https://gradsis.ucr.edu/gradsis/GSIS_LOGIN.Login_student
7 Do I have to submit the expression of interest? If yes what is the format?
N/A
8 What are the admission requirements?
• Statement of purpose
• Personal history essay
• Resume/CV
• One letter of recommendation
• Official transcripts- 3.0+GPA range
• Official GRE scores
9 Who is single point of contact for the school?
Jun Wang
Interim Associate Vice Chancellor Strategic Initiatives and International Recruitment University of California, Riverside Riverside, CA 92521 Tel: (951) 827-2708 Fax: (951) 827-4362 Email: jun.wang@ucr.edu
10 Will I have to take GRE/GMAT exams? If yes, then what will be the minimum score required?
Yes, a GMAT or GRE is required. GMAT averages are in the 600-630 range. GRE averages in the 315+. For the GMAT, we do not review the Integrative Reasoning portion. For the GRE, we do not review the writing section score.
11 Will I have to take the TOEFL/IELTS exam? If yes, then what will be the minimum score required?
TOEFL (min 80 ibt) and IELTS (min 6.5) is required. For the TOEFL and IELTS we only the components used to generate the final score.
12 What are the key benefits of studying at the University of California Riverside?
• Being a part of the UC Family with 1.7 million alumni.
• A robust career center that assists in helping our students achieve 90% job placement rate within 90 days.
• Centrally located in Southern California with access to countless world-class cultural, recreational, and professional opportunities.
13 The final degree will be awarded by NMIMS or the partner International University?
The master degree is awarded by the University of California, Riverside upon completion.
14 Will that degree stand valid in India if I plan to return back after completing the program?
Yes. UC Riverside has multiple accreditations,
15 Can I use the degree to pursue my higher studies or to seek employment in India?
Yes.
16 Am I allowed to stay back in USA after completing the program? Will I get work permit after completing the program? If yes, with how many years of validity?
Depending on the program, an international student may have 12 to 36 months of OPT in the US.
17 In which term I will be admitted [Fall or spring]?
Fall
18 What is the ranking of the university?
US News and World Report: 85 Best University in the US.
College of Engineering (US News) Ranking: 61 in the US (33 among public schools)
Ranking Among Public Engineering Educations:
• Bioengineering: 41
• Chemical Engineering: 29
• Computer Engineering: 31
• Electrical Engineering: 35
• Environmental Engineering: 29
• Materials Science and Engineering: 44
• Mechanical Engineering: 43
19 Do we have option to get internship in that country while studying?
Yes. After 9 months an international student can acquire an internship.
20 Please provide other important facts and figures of University of California Riverside?
UC Riverside has received recognition in many national and international rankings, including:
• Counted among the Top 35 public universities in the country, UCR is America’s fastest rising ranked university. – U.S. News 2019 rankings
• As a member of the world’s most prestigious public university system, UC Riverside ranks among the top 1% of universities worldwide. – Center for World University Rankings 2018-19
• Ranked the 13th best university in the western United States, UCR leads the nation in excellence, access, and affordability. – Money Magazine 2018
• As one of only 29 public U.S. universities with a Nobel Prize winner on the faculty, UCR boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 10 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.
• Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2018) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 institutions. This survey bills itself as “the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world’s top 500 universities.”
• The Education Trust named UCR among the best in the U.S. in terms of graduation success for Latino and black students.
• UCR ranks among the Top 30 public institutions contributing to the public good. – Washington Monthly 2018
• UCR is ranked the 13th best university in the West. – Money Magazine 2018

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