Welcome to the Office of International Students and Scholars

OISS serves UCSB's international students and scholars as well as departments who work with the international population. OISS provides immigration support for the UCSB community, advising for international students, and cultural programming. We can help you find the resources you need to thrive at UCSB.

Newly Admitted Gauchos!

Congratulations on your acceptance to UCSB! Invitations to the International Student Portal will be sent to your UCSB email account starting April 1st.  Please click HERE for all the information you need to know in order to successfully receive your immigration document!

Location and Hours

March 19, 2019- OISS Closing at 2:30pm
March 22-March 28, 2019- OISS Closing at 3:30pm (Student Resource Building closes at 3:55pm)
March 29, 2019-OISS and UCSB will be closed in observance of Cesar Chavez Day.

OISS is on the 3rd floor of the Student Resource Building (SRB) in room 3130
Regular office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:30 am - 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm.

Need a Student Advisor?

Student Advisors are available without an appointment on a walk-in basis for 15 minute sessions: 
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 

Need more than 15 minutes with a student advisor? Call 805-893-2929 to make an appointment.