Application to the Ph.D. Program

The deadline for application (including payment of fees) for students who plan to enter in the following Fall is December 15 of the previous year. Applicants must use UCI's on-line application form (which requires a Statement of Purpose and a Personal History Statement). We recommend you submit three letters of recommendation via the on-line system though you may still submit them in paper form.

In addition to the on-line application, you must also complete and submit directly to the Comparative Literature Department: Statement on Foreign Language Competenceone official transcript from each college or university you have attended and a writing sample of 15-20 pages:

Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Department of Comparative Literature
243 Humanities Instructional Building
Irvine, CA 92697-2651

Please address any questions to Bindya Baliga at (949) 824-7968 or We look forward very much to hearing from you.