Study Abroad Programs

How to Apply

Study Abroad at UCLA

Summer and Fall 2021

Find your status below to learn how you can study in Los Angeles this Summer and Fall 2021.

Students without an F-1 visa who wish to study in the U.S.
For 2021 Summer and Fall quarters, UCLA Extension International Programs will be offered in a hybrid (online and in-person) format. Students without an F-1 visa, who wish to study in the U.S. and enroll in one of our hybrid format programs, will meet U.S. Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) eligibility requirements for an I-20 form to obtain an F-1 visa.

How does it work?
Hybrid programs will include at least one in-person class meeting over the course of the quarter. The number of in-person meetings may increase as public health orders permit. Even though you will be living in Los Angeles, most of the courses within your program will be offered in an online format. Learn about our online instruction methods.

How to enroll:
Follow the application process outlined below. All new international F-1 students who arrive in the U.S. for Summer and Fall quarters 2021 will be automatically enrolled in at least one in-person class meeting for the quarter.

Download new F-1 visa student Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)

Transfer Students
Students who are already in the U.S. with an F-1 visa can transfer to UCLA Extension and maintain F-1 status. Transfer students are not required to participate in an in-person class to maintain their visa status at this time.

Continuing Students in the U.S with F-1 visa
Current UCLA Extension students living in the U.S. with an F-1 visa are not required to participate in an in-person class at this time. You may enroll in fully online courses for Summer and Fall quarters.

Continuing Students Outside of the U.S. with F-1 visa
Current UCLA Extension students living outside the U.S. may enroll in fully online courses for Summer and Fall quarters and maintain F-1 status. If you wish to re-enter the U.S., please contact us for instruction at 310-825-9351 or  When in-person classes resume in full, you may be required to re-enter the U.S. to maintain F-1 status.


    Download Frequently Asked Questions for International Students (pdf)

    Study Abroad at UCLA: How to Apply

    International students must apply to the Study Abroad at UCLA program through specific study abroad consulting offices. See the tab on "Overseas Representatives" to find a representative near you. 

    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:

    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 with a TOEFL score between 91–99 are required to enroll in ESL X 433 C, a credit-bearing English class designed to support students’ success in academic courses. Students with a TOEFL score more than 100 are exempt from this requirement.

    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.

    To Apply:

    International students must apply to the Study Abroad at UCLA program through specific study abroad consulting offices. See the tab on "Overseas Representatives" for a list of representatives.

    Required Documents:

    • A completed Study Abroad at UCLA Enrollment Application
    • 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
    • Completed Immunization Form* (download, fill out, and sign before sending)
    • 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.
    *Financial certification documents and an immunization form are not required for students applying to the Study Abroad Online program. 


    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


    Please Note: Payment of the program fee is due 6 weeks before the start of the program.


    Overseas Representatives

    Active representatives, listed by their specialized regions and countries:


    The Study Abroad Foundation 
    Contact: Carol Carmody


    Monica de Fischmann Mandil
    Contact: Monica de Fischmann


    CyberArk International
    Contact: Daniel Gu

    CanAchieve Education
    Contact: Hanks Han



    EDU Danmark
    Contact: Mathilde Kure


    Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden

    Kilroy International 
    Contact: Desiree Laszlofi


    JM Consulting
    Contact: Joy Martin


    College Contact
    Contact: Maya Robinson


    Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore 
    Contact: Margherita Morretta


    Plan B, Inc. 
    Contact: Mikio Takano

    Japan Study Abroad Foundation 
    Contact: Shinji Moriyama

    North America

    Experience America Learning Centers (EALC) 
    Contact: Olen Anderson

    Educatius International 
    Contact: Oksana Barchuk

    South America

    Vive Campus 
    Contact: Nelson Aliaga


    The Student Consultant
    Contact: Cristina Gonzalez Linares


    Blueberry World Wide 
    Contact: Eva Axelsson Engstrom

    Study Abroad 
    Contact: Lars Garvik


    Contact: Patricia Perrot


    Positive English–Turkey 
    Contact: Suna Coskun

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

    United Kingdom

    University of Brighton 
    Contact: Barry Lee Scherer


    For questions regarding our Online Study Abroad Program please email:

    Please 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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