Study Abroad Programs

How to Apply

Study Abroad at UCLA: How to Apply

Admission requirements, details about the application process, and deadlines can be found below.

For the American Collegiate program, please visit the program site for more information.

To enroll in Study Abroad at UCLA, you must be at least 18 years of age before the start of the program, enrolled in a full-time undergraduate degree program at your home university, and submit the following:

Passport
A photocopy of your current, valid passport.

University Transcript
Submit an English translation of your university transcript with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4-point scale or the equivalent. Consult your university or your study abroad consultant for GPA conversion tables for the grading system in your country.

English Language Proficiency

  • Submit an official Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL-iBT) score of 91 or higher, an Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 7 or higher or an International Test of English Proficiency (iTEP) score of 5 or higher.
  • Scores must have been achieved within 24 months of your application date.
  • Students who submit a TOEFL score of less than 100 (between 91 and 99) or IELTS score of less than 7 (6.5 overall with 6.5 in writing) must take Advanced English as a Second Language (ESL X 433C) as part of their Study Abroad program.

Proposed Study Plan
A list of courses you want to take at UCLA or UCLA Extension.

Financial Certification
Proof that you or your sponsor are financially capable of meeting the minimum funds required for this program.

Submit all items below:

  • A completed Study Abroad at UCLA Enrollment Application
  • Application fee payment confirmation: A copy of the enrollment confirmation for the nonrefundable $300 application fee. You will receive this confirmation by email when you pay the application fee online.
  • Passport: A photocopy of your passport page clearly showing your name, date of birth, and photograph (if applicable, a clear copy of your spouse’s / dependents’ passport page(s) if they will come with an F-2 visa)
  • Financial certification documents: Verification of Bank Funds (must be in English) dated within 60 days from the date your application is received - or - Sponsor Statement (must be in English if bank funds are not your own)
  • A completed and signed Proposed Study Plan
  • Proof of English language proficiency: TOEFL or IELTS test results. Official TOEFL iBT results can be sent by TOEFL to UCLA Extension (School Code 4910-0000); For Academic IELTS results, send to UCLA Extension directly.
  • Official university transcripts in English

For F-1 visa students transferring from another school in the U.S. only:

  • A signed transfer letter from the school you have been attending (with the beginning and end dates of attendance and your SEVIS I-20 release date)
  • A copy of your most recent I-20
  • A copy of your F-1 visa and your spouse’s/dependents’ F-1 or F-2 visa and your I-94 card

To Apply:

Please complete the online application form, pay the application fee, and email all other required items to studyabroad@uclaextension.edu. If you are in the Los Angeles area and would like to apply in person, please call (310) 825-9068 to arrange an appointment.

Note:
Payment of the program fee is due 6 weeks before the start of the program.
International students are able to apply directly to the Study Abroad at UCLA program or can apply through specific study abroad consulting offices. See the tab on Overseas Representatives to learn more.

Applications are accepted up to three quarters before your entry quarter. Application deadlines are subject to change without notice. Students are urged to apply as early as possible.

Entry Quarter Application Deadline
Fall (September-December) June 1
Winter (January-March) October 15
Spring (March-June) February 1
Summer (June-September) May 1 (UCLA Extension classes only)*

*Students wanting to enroll in UCLA courses during the summer should apply directly to UCLA Summer Sessions.

Contact Us

The American Language Center at UCLA Extension has program representatives that speak a number of languages. Email us or call +13108259068 for questions or help with your application.

Overseas Representatives

If you and your family would like to work with a local representative in your native language, the Study Abroad at UCLA program has representatives in many countries that can help you with your application. 

Active representatives, listed by their specialized regions and countries:

Asia: The Study Abroad Foundation 
Contact: Carol Carmody
Brazil: Monica de Fischmann Mandil
Contact: Monica de Fischmann

China: CyberArk International
Contact: Daniel Gu

China: CanAchieve Education
Contact: Hanks Han

China: WholeRen

Denmark: EDU Danmark
Contact: Mathilde Kure


Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden: Kilroy International 
Contact: Desiree Laszlofi

Europe: JM Consulting
Contact: Joy Martin
Germany, Austria, Hungary, Switzerland: International Education Center (IEC Online GmbH) 
Contact: Claudia Zongaro
Germany: College-Contact.com 
Contact: Kathleen Schuenemeyer
Italy: Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore 
Contact: Margherita Morretta

Japan: Plan B, Inc. 
Contact: Mikio Takano

Japan: Japan Study Abroad Foundation 
Contact: Shinji Moriyama

North America: Experience America Learning Centers (EALC) 
Contact: Olen Anderson

North America: Educatius International 
Contact: Oksana Barchuk

South America: Vive Campus 
Contact: Nelson Aliaga
Spain: The Student Consultant
Contact: Cristina Gonzalez Linares

Sweden: Blueberry World Wide 
Contact: Stina Lindgren, Eva Axelsson Engstrom

Sweden: Study Abroad 
Contact: Lars Garvik

Turkey: Positive English–Turkey 
Contact: Suna Coskun

Turkey: Arlin Egitim Danismalik Ltd Sti.–Turkey
Contact: Yesim Sonmez

United Kingdom: University of Brighton 
Contact: Barry Lee Scherer

 

Note: Admission to Study Abroad at UCLA, UCLA Extension, and/or individual UCLA courses does not constitute admission to UCLA or any UCLA degree program.

 

Contact Study Abroad

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

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