COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information for International Students
All UCLA Extension classes will be online for Spring and Summer Quarter 2020.
New Students: In Spring and Summer 2020, UCLA Extension offers remote learning only. You may register for programs at any time before the program start date. The I-20 to obtain a student visa is not required and is not available for remote study. Note: There are no housing accommodations on campus in summer.
Frequently Asked Questions about Remote (Online) Instruction
Study at UCLA Extension and advance your career
As part of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), UCLA Extension offers more than 40 F-1 visa-approved certificate programs that allow international participants to study full-time in the U.S.
Certificate programs, which some universities call “diploma programs,” consist of a sequence of courses related to a specialized field or topic such as General Business Studies, Filmmaking, Marketing, Graphic Design, Project Management, Sustainability, and Journalism. Our programs offer a practical, real-world approach to each field of study, so you can be best prepared for the next stage of your career.
The UCLA Extension advantage
- Exceptional Quality
UCLA Extension certificate programs meet UCLA standards of excellence and are approved by the UCLA Academic Senate.
- Outstanding Instructors
Industry experts provide practical perspectives on the day-to-day realities of each field of study.
- Practical Experience
Optional Practical Training (OPT) is available for students who complete programs of nine months or longer. Internships are also available for many programs.
- Reasonable Fees
UCLA Extension programs are a great value. Course fees for American and international students are the same.
- Studying with Americans
International participants study side-by-side with American participants and receive the same high level of instruction.