Frequently Asked Questions

When is the graduate admission application deadline?

The deadline to submit an application for graduate admission is January 15th. This is for both domestic and international students.

When are graduate admissions decisions announced?

Graduate admissions decisions are usually rendered in March.

What is the minimum acceptable GRE score?

While we do not have a minimum acceptable GRE score, we highly encourage you to do as well as possible on the GRE. GRE scores are considered when applications are reviewed.

What is your department code for the GRE?

GRE Codes UCLA institution code (R4837). Slavic, East European and Eurasian Languages and Cultures department code (2606).

Is the TOEFL required for international students?

Yes, all international students who studied at a university where English was not the primary language of communication must take the TOEFL.

If I am an international student with a degree from an American university, do I need to take the TOEFL?

No. Per UCLA Graduate Division’s English Language Requirements, students who hold a bachelor’s degree or higher from a university located in the United States or in another country in which English is both the primary spoken language of daily life and medium of instruction, you are exempted from both the TOEFL/IELTS requirement.

Is there a minimum acceptable TOEFL score?

Yes, UCLA Graduate Division has set the minimum acceptable TOEFL score at 87.

What is your department code for the TOEFL?

TOEFL Codes UCLA institution code (4837). Slavic, East European and Eurasian Languages and Cultures department code (22).

Do I need to know Russian before I apply?

Yes, you should have a high level of proficiency in the Russian language (at least three years) before applying for our program. Many of our graduate courses are conducted in Russian.

Do I need a M.A. degree before applying for the Ph.D. program?

Students are not required to have an M.A. before applying to the Ph.D. program in Slavic, East European and Eurasian Languages and Cultures.

Does the department have a Masters-only program?

No, our department does not offer a terminal M.A.

Can I submit unofficial transcripts with my application?

You may upload an unofficial transcript to the application system, but all applicants must submit an official record (transcript) from each academic institution attended. These must bear the actual signature of the Registrar and the seal of the issuing institution. (More info: https://grad.ucla.edu/admissions/international-applicants/)

How do I apply to a graduate program at UCLA?