In the statement of purpose, the applicant should clearly state a proposed area of emphasis. Applicants are required to make initial contact with the department through a contact person, whom the International Programs Office can help identify, and to obtain agreement from a faculty member of the department to serve as faculty host while enrolled in the program. The student's program must demonstrate that the proposed curriculum can be completed within the specified program duration. This may involve, for the host faculty member, verification of course offering and space availability, determination of expected and maximum student number in each course, and provision of alternate courses or group study options in cases when classes are impacted.
In the letters of support section, provide the names, mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone/fax numbers of three people familiar with your academic, scientific and/or technical qualifications and letters of recommendation from these individuals. Also provide copies of transcripts in the original language and a certified copy of the English translation at the time of application. Assessment of a foreign degree is based on the characteristics of the national system of education, the type of institution attended and the level of study completed. The application fee of $50 is paid upon acceptance into the program.
Complete the application form and mail or fax it with a current curriculum vitae, copies of official transcripts, statement of purpose, letters of support, and verification of financial support (i.e. bank statements) to:
Donna Damanchyk Maricich
Program Coordinator - IPO / IAD GG
Plant Sciences - Mail Stop 1
One Shields Avenue
University of California
Davis, CA 95616
Fax: (530) 752-4361