We appreciate your interest in graduate studies in the UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese. You will find the online application on the Graduate Division webpage.

Please use this application checklist as a guide to prepare and submit all the necessary application materials. The deadline to submit the online application and all admission materials is Monday, December 31, 2020.

There is a $120 application fee for domestic students and $140 for international applicants.

Virtually all admissions materials must be uploaded in the online application:

  • GRE/TOEFL scores
  • Statement of Purpose
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Writing sample
  • Fellowship application (optional)

Although you will upload a copy of your transcripts for review by the Admissions Committee, official transcripts are still required and should be mailed to:

UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Box 951532
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1532

Or electronically at

The Office of Graduate Student Services of the UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese looks forward to assisting you with the application process.

Readmission (for former UCLA S&P graduate students only)

If you are a former UCLA Spanish and Portuguese graduate student who wishes to resume graduate studies, you may reapply through the readmission process. You are considered a former student if you have interrupted the completion of our Ph.D. program in Hispanic Languages and Literatures and wish to return. You must file for readmission and being readmitted to the program before you can resume your studies.

When your readmission application and payment have been submitted by the deadline, a confirmation email will be sent to you. The department and the Graduate Admission Office will review your file and make a readmission decision. The Graduate Admissions Office will then send you a decision email. Response time from the Graduate Admissions Office will vary based on your academic situation, and receipt of transcripts or other required items. If you are approved for readmission, the Office of the University Registrar will activate your readmit term. If your readmission is denied, no further action will be taken.

Please review the 2020 Spanish & Portuguese Readmission Guidelines and complete all steps in order to achieve a successful readmission application submission.

The deadlines for readmission application during 2020-2021 academic year are:

  • October 23, 2020 for the 2021 Winter semester
  • January 22, 2021 for the 2021 Spring semester
  • April 16, 2021 for the 2021 Fall semester