Other Ways To Attend

With many paths available for graduate study, we encourage you to review alternative options and partnerships that UCR has formed with foreign institutions.

Concurrent Enrollment

Offered by UCR Extension, lets you take courses without formal admission to UCR as a graduate student. This is a great way to satisfy pre-reqs or take graduate level courses to demonstrate your ability to succeed in a graduate program due to questionable undergraduate performance. You can transfer 8 units at most with approval from the graduate program and Graduate Division. Check with the graduate program you are interested in for more information regarding taking graduate level coursework based on your academic history. Admission is not guaranteed when graduate level coursework is taken through UCR Extension.

Graduate Transfer

It is not possible to transfer from a graduate program at another institution to UCR.  You would apply as a new graduate student. You may be able to apply coursework and transfer credits. Review and recommendation from the graduate program is required before seeking Graduate Division's approval. Transfer of credit will need to be reviewed by the graduate program and Graduate Academic Affairs. If you are International and on an F-1 visa with an active SEVIS record, transferring your I-20 would be possible.

Xiamen  - UCR Fellowship Program Intro

China Scholarship Council Fellowships 

Each year the China Scholarship Council (CSC) offers fellowships to Chinese students who wish to study a degree program outside China. The University of California, Riverside (UCR) welcomes CSC scholars to study in PhD programs across a range of approved subject areas. Find out more about CSC scholarships on the China Scholarship Council website.

Xiamen University - University of California, Riverside PhD Fellowships 

We have a partnership with Xiamen University to offer several fully-funded PhD fellowships each year to students who are completing their Bachelor studies at Xiamen University. Nominated candidates must also successfully apply for a scholarship for living costs from the CSC.  

For further details about this fellowship program please refer to the Xiamen-UCR PhD Fellowship Program guidelines

Xiamen  - UCR Eligible PhD Programs

If you are interested in applying, please check the graduate programs eligible to participate below and contact the program directly to find out about fellowship opportunities in your field of study. 

Xiamen  - UCR Application Information

Eligible Candidates 

See the CSC 2018 guide for scholarships for Chinese citizens to study abroad. 

To be considered for a scholarship, you need to: 

  • Check the CSC's eligibility requirements for maintenance scholarships.  You should: 
  • Application Deadlines

     The application deadlines will be determined by each graduate program. The selection process usually takes place in January-March so please allow plenty of time for your PhD application to be reviewed as this may take several weeks. 

  • Application Instructions
    • Identify a research area and/or potential academic advisor for your research topic if the graduate program you are interested requires one. 
    • Apply for an eligible PhD program using our online application system. Please state in your application that you wish to apply for China Scholarship Council funding. 
      • Please select Xiamen-UCR Fellowship in Special Programs in the General Information section of the online application. 
      • We expect to review the applications and select the final candidates by the end of March. 
      • Nominated candidates apply for CSC funding in March/April. 
      • The CSC will select candidates and announce the results in May. 

Xiamen - UCR Fellowship Program Contacts

For any questions about this program, please contact the appropriate contact below.


Mr. Liu Wu

Director, Human Resources Office



Ms. Elisa Gutierrez

Graduate Admissions Manager