International Students

Student Visa

International students must submit an I-20/DS-2019 Request Form, which will be available to download as of April 1, 2015. This form will be linked to your VIP page after you have accepted your offer of enrollment and paid your admission deposit (this is your Statement of Intent to Register, or SIR). UC Davis GSM students do this through an electronic enrollment form and payment of deposit. We will not be able to begin processing your documents until your enrollment reply and deposit have been received.

The forms for documenting your financial resources must be submitted to the Graduate School of Management with affidavits certifying the amount and availability of funds in United States dollars. SISS issues your I-20 or DS-2019 only after the GSM receives the forms and financial documentation. It can take several weeks to obtain a visa after UC Davis issues your I-20/DS-2019.

If you have any questions concerning your student visa, contact SISS at (530) 752-0864 or email them.

Step-By-Step Instructions for Obtaining Student Visa:

  1. Complete the Enrollment Reply Form online
  2. Pay the Admission Deposit
  3. Locate the Request for I-20/DS-2019 Request Form on your VIP page
  4. Fill out the form in its entirety
  5. Include all documents listed in the Section B Checklist
  6. Complete the Confidential Financial Statement
  7. Combine all forms, statements, and documents and email them to your program manager. See below.

Your program manager will check forms for completeness, then submit to SISS for processing. It will take SISS approximately 14 business days to create your I-20/DS-2019 from the day that they receive your complete application and paperwork.

If you have additional questions, please contact your program manager.

MBA Program Manager: Jacqueline Romo, (530) 752-3593,
MPAc Program Manager: Christine Lyles, (530) 752-9872,

International Student Immigration Mandatory Check-in and SISS Overview

August 24, 2015

This check-in and SISS overview is for all MBA and MPAc international students. The session will cover issues you may encounter as part of your UC Davis GSM experience. Review this PDF to see what will be covered and what to bring.

Full-Time MBA and Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc) Orientation

September 1, 2015

Orientation sessions will prepare you academically, professionally and socially to excel in the UC Davis MBA and MPAc programs and beyond. We’ve created a comprehensive orientation that includes active learning sessions, critical thinking exercises and networking opportunities to set the stage for your future success at UC Davis.

For more information and insights regarding your move to Davis, please visit our FAQ’s page

Have additional questions? Please contact us at (530) 752-7658