Study Abroad Programs

Dates and Fees

Application Deadlines

The below information is for the Study Abroad at UCLA program. 


New Students Outside of the U.S.

Transfer Students with Current I-20



August 15

August 31



November 15

November 30



February 1

March 1



May 15

May 31

*Study Abroad at UCLA offers UCLA Extension courses during all four quarters and UCLA courses only in fall, winter, and spring. If you want to enroll in UCLA courses for summer quarter, apply directly to UCLA Summer Sessions.

Study Abroad at UCLA Program Fees

Students enrolling in Study Abroad Programs are responsible for the following fees.

Fee Cost

International Program Fee

First Quarter: $4,500 

Subsequent Quarters: $3,500


Program Tuition


Health Insurance


Housing & Living Expenses


Additional Course Fees


*Description of all fees below.

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Description of Fees

To fully support and help our international students succeed, Study Abroad at UCLA Program offers a variety of services throughout the duration of your studies including:

  • Comprehensive immigration advising on F-1 status maintenance
  • Health insurance coverage
  • Access to UCLA campus facilities and resources
  • CPT and OPT application support (when eligible)


The International Program Fee is a fee charged to provide several support services to our international students, including:

  • Health insurance and assistance for the student
  • UCLA Bruincard (student ID card)
  • Library card
  • UCLA Recreation membership
  • Culturally-rich international student activities
  • Immersive international student orientation
  • A social program offered throughout the academic quarter
  • Housing referrals and resources
  • Comprehensive immigration advising on F-1 status maintenance
  • CPT and OPT application support (when eligible)

The International Program Fee totals $4,500 for the first quarter of study and $3,500 for each subsequent quarter you continue to study with UCLA Extension.

The International Program Fee is charged in two phases: The Program Deposit and the Program Fee Balance.

Tuition is not included in the International Program Fee.

Two stages of the International Program Fee:

  • Stage 1: $500 non-refundable program deposit paid upon acceptance into the program upon submitting the Phase 2 application.
  • Stage 2: First Quarter: $4,000; Subsequent Quarters: $3,000 paid between 6-8 weeks before the program begins alongside the Phase 4 application


A non-refundable deposit payment of $500 is charged after being accepted into the program by UCLA Extension and after the participant determines that they will proceed in their participation in the program. This deposit payment will be applied towards the total program fee, leaving a balance of $4,000 (for their first quarter) or $3,000 (for their second quarter). In the event that the participant withdraws from the program after paying the $500 deposit payment, they will automatically forfeit the $500 non-refundable deposit.


The program fee balance is due upon receipt of your welcome letter and must be received by UCLA Extension six weeks before the program start date. Accepted payment methods are cash, check, credit card, or bank wire transfer. Credit card payments are the fastest and easiest payment method. Please note that the program fee may vary per quarter, and is subject to change at any time.


Fees for enrollment in individual courses are not included in the Program Fee and must be paid separately for each course. Fees for one 4-unit course range from approximately $600 to $1,600. You will need to be enrolled in 12 units of coursework each quarter to maintain your F-1 status. 


You are required to have health insurance for the duration of your studies. Health insurance fees are included in the quarterly program fee. To view policy details, visit the Relation Insurance Services website or call (877) 246-6997 to speak to a representative. Under the insurance plan, you can use UCLA medical facilities and services. Coverage begins on the first day of the quarter and ends one day after the last day of the quarter. 

The UCLA Extension health insurance fee is included in the International Program Fee and is required for each student enrolled in UCLA Extension Certificate or Study Abroad Program. Dependent insurance is not included in the International Program Fee and must be purchased independently by the student.  Dependents are able to enroll in the Relation Insurance Services insurance plan noted above. Although insurance is not required for dependents of UCLA Extension international students, it is highly encouraged, as health costs in the United States can be prohibitively expensive if needed.


Study Abroad at UCLA fees do not include housing and living expenses. You and/or your sponsor must cover these expenses. View information on housing


Some courses may involve special equipment, laboratory fees, special computer hardware or software, and/or other special materials not covered by your Study Abroad at UCLA fees. In such cases, you may have to pay an additional fee to cover those expenses. You will also need to buy your own textbooks.

Fees are subject to change.

General notice regarding International Program Fees:
UCLA Extension fees for international students enrolled in certificate programs are higher than fees for U.S. and California residents. That is because the higher fees cover the costs of providing additional student services for international students. These higher fees are common for public institutions in the U.S. Fees for California residents are lower than fees for non-residents and international students because all California residents pay California State taxes and those tax dollars support the state universities. UCLA and other California State Universities are subsidized by these tax dollars paid by California residents.


Refund Schedule

The $500 program deposit is non-refundable.

UCLA Extension will reserve your space in the program upon completion of the Confirmation to Participate: Statement of Responsibilities (Phase 2) and payment of your $500 non-refundable program deposit. Individual students canceling their application (prior to the program start date) will be refunded according to the following refund schedule:

Days Prior to Program Start Date Percentage of Program Fee to be Refunded*
60+ 100%
59-45 75%
44-30 50%
29-15 25%
14 or less 0%


*Fees incurred to process a refund will be deducted from the amount refunded to the student; this could include but is not limited to wire transfer fees, postage fees, etc.

Denial or delay of visa does not waive a student from the refund policy. Students are advised to purchase airfare after obtaining their visa (when applicable).

Tuition Refunds

Tuition refunds will adhere to and follow the UCLA Extension Tuition Refund Policy.

Health Insurance

You may submit a refund request to Relation Health Insurance if you will not be studying with us on F-1 status. Refunds are only possible within 30 days from the program start date and if you have not utilized the coverage.


Need to cancel your program?
View our cancellation, refund, deferral, and transfer policy and request form (pdf)

Contact Study Abroad

Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

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