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Important Dates

UCSB Graduate Division's online application will begin accepting applications for Fall 2021 in September. Learn more about our admission requirements here.

Admission Deadlines:

January 15th, 2021 - primary admission deadline for financial support consideration, recommended deadline for international applicants.

March 1st, 2021 - final deadline for full financial support consideration; recommended deadline for guaranteed campus housing.

May 1st, 2021 - final admission deadline.

All applications are due 11:59PM PST on the respective date. For more information about our requirements, visit our Materials page.

How Do I Select an Application Round?

You may apply to the application round that is most convenient for you. We give equal consideration to all applications regardless of the round deadline for which they're submitted. However, if you are interested in financial support or on-campus housing, plan on applying by our January deadline.

How Do I Apply for Financial Support?

MTM considers all admitted students for merit-based financial assistance.

If you're a domestic student, however, you may also want to apply to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to receive financial aid from the U.S. federal government. For the 2019-20 MTM cohort starting in the fall of 2020, you must submit your FAFSA any time between October 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. For other forms of financial support, please check here.

How Do I Apply for On-Campus Housing?

You must stubmit your Statement of Intent to Register via the online application to be eligible to apply for Graduate Student Housing.

Graduate student housing is available in San Clemente Villages for single graduate students, and is guaranteed as long as they adhere to application procedures and deadlines. For more information about procedures and deadlines, please click here.

Storke and West Campus Apartments are available for students with families, please click here for more information.

For International Applicants

  • Prospective international students are encouraged to apply by the January deadline to secure an I-20 and complete the visa process in a timely manner. Admitted international students must first submit their Statement of Intent to Register in order to begin the I-20 process with the Office of International Students and Scholars.
  • MTM is a STEM degree eligible for a two-year OPT extension.
  • For questions related to the I-20 process, visas, OPT, CPT, or other international student matters, please contact OISS directly:​



(805) 893-2929

For admitted international students, you are also required to complete CALI Training, which takes place the week before Fall Quarter. Later arrival will require prior approval.

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