Osher (OLLI)

Join a vibrant community of like-minded adult learners.

Make friends, as you learn for the sheer love of learning.


The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI at UCLA) provides a unique opportunity for individuals age 50 or over to participate in an extensive program of classes, lectures, discussion groups, special events, and social gatherings. You can find us in your neighborhood with locations in Westwood Village and Woodland Hills.

All OLLI at UCLA Members enjoy the following:

  • Invitations to unique programs and activities within the OLLI community
  • Connection with OLLIs across the nation
  • Access to award-winning instructors and compelling courses
  • Multiple, convenient learning locations

OLLI at UCLA is a dynamic community, a polity of friends, a citizenry of like-minded individuals who enjoy their classes and the people they meet there.

Our instructors come from distinguished UCLA faculty, insiders from the arts and entertainment industries, and other experts in a variety of professional fields. We also present non-academic events—such as museum tours, film screenings, speaker series, and more—exclusively for our OLLI at UCLA members.

About Our Courses

OLLI Members have access to a diverse range of non-credit courses, including: lectures, discussion groups, 1-day seminars ("Taste of Osher"), and creativity, games, & movement courses. 

Most OLLI courses meet 1 day a week for up to 8 weeks. Classes are typically held weekdays from 10am-12pm, 1-3pm, and 6:30-8:30pm. Some courses are also offered on weekends. 

    Download our brochure, or explore our course offerings below to learn more.

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    OLLI Scholarship Program

    The OLLI Scholarship Program provides current and prospective members who demonstrate financial need—and a commitment to lifelong learning—a free year of OLLI Plus membership.

    The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UCLA is a membership program that offers individuals age 50 or older access to university-style courses in a non-credit format. OLLI at UCLA membership begins the quarter you join and lasts for one full year. Members have access to formal lectures, discussion groups, interest groups, foreign language, creativity, and movement courses.

    The OLLI Scholarship Program provides current and prospective members who demonstrate financial need—and a commitment to lifelong learning— a free year of OLLI Plus membership. Plus members pay significantly reduced course fees of no more than $40/course (some exceptions apply).

    How to apply

    Scholarship applicants must be 50 years or older to qualify for the OLLI program. To be considered for a scholarship, please download the application and submit all required items to osher@uclaextension.edu. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

    Applications must be received by the following deadlines:

    • Fall Quarter: May 1
    • Spring Quarter: November 1
    • Winter Quarter: August 1 
    • Summer Quarter: February 1

    Download Scholarship Application


    Osher (OLLI) at UCLA Courses

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    Please note: At this time, all OLLI courses are being offered remotely using web-conference software.

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