Global Grant Brochure 2010

introduction to the Global Grant

applying to UC Merced

University of California Merced

Beginning with the Fall 2010 class, UC Merced will award a $5,000 per year ($2,500 for the Fall and $2,500 for the Spring) Global Grant to qualified international undergraduate students in UC Merced-sponsored F-1 visa status. The grant is o ered to o set a portion of UC non-resident tuition and fees for new and transfer international students and is UC Merced’s commitment to bringing highly qualified students from all parts of the world to the University of California.

THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, MERCED stands as an embodiment of the promise of California’s future. The tenth campus in the University of California system, UC Merced is diverse, growing, and committed to internationalizing its campus community. Our commitment extends from all corners of the state to all corners of the world. University of California (UC) Established in 1868, the UC is comprised of ten campuses (nine undergraduate campuses) committed to teaching, UC Merced students benefit from study and research opportunities across disciplines in three schools: the School of Engineering, the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts, and the School of Natural Sciences. For a listing of our academic majors and minors, visit research and public service. The Academic Environment

How to Apply Interested students should apply online at When to Apply

The fall priority filing period is November 1-30. For more detailed information, visit Application Fees The application fee is $80 per campus choice for international students. English-Language Proficiency Applicants whose native language is not English, and whose high school or college/university education was in a country where the

UC Merced Location and Nearby Locations Located in the heart of Central California, UC Merced is within an easy drive of Yosemite

National Park, San Francisco, and Monterey among other places. Whether you would like to see beautiful natural wonders

language of instruction was not English, must provide evidence of English proficiency to be

and mountains, spend time on the beach, or go shopping, UC Merced is a great place for you. On-Campus Housing Live on campus and become a part of the

Who is Eligible for the UC Merced Global Grant? Students who are: • Admitted to UC Merced and enrolled as full-time undergraduates • Non-US Citizens or Permanent Residents • Sponsored by the University of California, Merced as F-1 Visa holders • Funded only by personal or family funds (not receiving funding from a scholarship organization, agency or government) How do I Apply for the Global Grant? All students who meet the above criteria will automatically qualify for the grant and no special application is required. Feel free to direct any questions or student inquiries to the Global Grant e-mail:

considered for admission. The following list of tests can be used to demonstrate English language proficiency: • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) • Certain Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams • SAT writing exam scores For more information Contact us at (+1) 209-228-4682.

community, where you are within easy walking distance of class, the Recreation

Center, and meals at the Dining Commons. See floor plans and other im- portant housing information at

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