Certificate Programs for International Students

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F-1 visa approved certificates for international students
COVID-19 Information

Study in Los Angeles this Summer 2022

New F-1 Visa Students
New hybrid programs available to meet F-1 visa requirements.

An I-20 and F-1 visa are not required if studying from your home country.

For more information, visit How to Apply

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Study full-time in the U.S.

UCLA Extension offers dozens of certificate programs that are approved for full-time study in the U.S. with an F-1 visa.

Most programs allow you to start year-round. Browse by field of study below. Click the name of the individual certificates listed below to view the full description, curriculum requirements, and other program details. 

Browse by field of study:

Accounting

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 3 Quarters
Internships Available: Yes
Application Fee: $200*

 

General Business Studies with Concentration in Accounting

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 3 Quarters
Internships Available: No
Application Fee: $200*

 

Finance

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 2 Quarters
Internships Available: Yes
Application Fee: $200*

 

Personal Financial Planning

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 3 Quarters
Internships Available: Yes
Application Fee: $200*

 

 

Design Communication Arts

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 4 Quarters
Internships Available: Yes
Application Fee: $250*

 

Interior Design: Foundation Level

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 6 Quarters
Internships Available: No
Application Fee: $250*

 

Business Fundamentals

Entry Quarters: All
Duration:  3 Quarters
Internships Available: No
Application Fee: $200*

 

General Business Studies

Entry Quarters: All
Duration:  3 Quarters
Internships Available: No
Application Fee: $200*

 

General Business Studies with Concentration in Entrepreneurship

Entry Quarters: All
Duration:  3 Quarters
Internships Available: No
Application Fee: $200*

 

General Business Studies with Concentration in Finance

Entry Quarters: All
Duration:  3 Quarters
Internships Available: No
Application Fee: $200*

 

General Business Studies with Concentration in Leadership

Entry Quarters: All
Duration:  3 Quarters
Internships Available: No
Application Fee: $200*

 

General Business Studies with Concentration in Real Estate

Entry Quarters: All
Duration:  3 Quarters
Internships Available: No
Application Fee: $200*

 

Pre-MBA Studies 

Entry Quarters: Fall, Winter
Duration: 2 Quarters
Application Fee: $0*

 

Project Management

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 2 Quarters
Internships Available: No
Application Fee: $150*

 

Applications Programming

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 3 Quarters
Internships Available: No
Application Fee: $150*

 

Cybersecurity

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 2 Quarters
Internships Available: Yes
Application Fee: $150*

 

Data Science

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 1 quarter for intensive method and 2 quarters for standard method
Internships Available: Yes
Application Fee: $200*

 

Systems Analysis

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 3 Quarters
Internships Available: No
Application Fee: $150*

 

 

Construction Management

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 3 Quarters
Internships Available: No
Application Fee: $150*

 

Project Management

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 2 Quarters
Internships Available: No
Application Fee: $150*

 

 

Acting

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 4 Quarters
Internships Available: Yes
Application Fee: $200*

 

Business and Management of Entertainment

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 3 Quarters
Internships Available: Yes
Application Fee: $200*

 

Cinematography

Entry Quarters: Fall, Spring
Duration: 3 Quarters
Internships Available: Yes
Application Fee: $200*

 

Directing

Entry Quarters: Fall, Spring
Duration: 5 Quarters
Internships Available: Yes
Application Fee: $200*

 

Entertainment Studies

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 4 Quarters
Internships Available: Yes
Application Fee: $200*

 

Film Scoring

Entry Quarters: Summer, Winter
Duration: 4 Quarters
Internships Available: Yes
Application Fee: $200*

 

Film & TV Development

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 4 Quarters
Internships Available: Yes
Application Fee: $200*

 

Independent Music Production

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 3 Quarters
Internships Available: Yes
Application Fee: $200*

 

Music Business

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 4 Quarters
Internships Available: Yes
Application Fee: $200*

 

Producing

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 4 Quarters
Internships Available: Yes
Application Fee: $200*

 

Screenwriting Film and TV Comprehensive

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 4 Quarters
Internships Available: Yes
Application Fee: $300*

 

 

Fitness Instruction

Entry Quarters: Fall
Duration: 3 Quarters
Internships Available: N0
Application Fee: $100*

 

Journalism

Entry Quarter: Fall
Duration: 3 Quarters
Internships Available: Yes
Application Fee: $200*

 

Post-Baccalaureate Program in Classics

Entry Quarter: Fall
Duration: 3 Quarters
Internships Available: No
Application Fee: $95*

 

Pre-Medical and General Science Studies

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 4 Quarters
Internships Available: No
Application Fee: $95*

 

Sustainability

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 2 Quarters
Internships Available: Yes
Application Fee: $250*

 

 

International Trade and Commerce

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 3 Quarters
Internships Available: Yes
Application Fee: $200*
Estimated Tuition: $7200*

 

International Trade and Commerce with Concentration in Global Business Management

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 3 Quarters
Internships Available: Yes
Application Fee: $200*
Estimated Tuition: $7200*

 

International Trade and Commerce with Concentration in Import/Export Operations

Entry Quarters: All
Duration:  3 Quarters
Internships Available: Yes
Application Fee: $200*
Estimated Tuition: $7200*

 

General Business Studies with Concentration in International Trade and Commerce

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 3 Quarters
Internships Available: No
Application Fee: $200*
Estimated Tuition: $7200*

 

 

Paralegal Studies

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 4 Quarters
Internships Available: Yes
Application Fee: $0*

Important Note: The Paralegal Studies Program is temporarily unable to accept F-1 international students in Spring 2022 and Summer 2022, as the program will be fully online in both quarters.  The Paralegal Studies Program may resume accepting F-1 international students starting in Fall 2022 depending on the availability of in-person offerings at that time.

Marketing

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 2 Quarters
Internships Available: Yes
Application Fee: $200*

 

Marketing with Concentration in Digital Marketing

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 3 Quarters
Internships Available: Yes
Application Fee: $200*

 

General Business Studies with Concentration in Marketing

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 3 Quarters
Internships Available: No
Application Fee: $200*

 

 

Duration: The minimum duration of the program based on full-time enrollment. Additional time can be provided on your I-20 should you need to a vacation quarter (when eligible) or additional electives in your program.
 
Internships Available: Indicates whether or not the program offers an internship course. Internship course must be available for enrollment to participate in unpaid internships or Curricular Practical Training (CPT).
 
Application Fee: The application fee establishes your candidacy in a certificate program. The certificate application fee is non-refundable and subject to change. The international student fee and other miscellaneous fees, such as health insurance, express mailing, and housing, are not included.

Learn more about our international programs.

 

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