Studying at UCSC Extension is a great way to make the most of your time in the US. Build professional skills and gain experience working in US companies. Our professional certificate programs are open to international students and are located in the heart of Silicon Valley, which is renowned as the world center of cutting edge innovation, the economic powerhouse of global business, and the dreamland for entrepreneurs.
The region is home to many of the world's largest technology companies. Silicon Valley continues to be the leading hub for high-tech startups, accounting for one-third of all of the venture capital investment in the United States.
The University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) is one of 10 campuses within the prestigious University of California system, one of the nation’s premier public institutions of higher education. The University of California has one of the most highly regarded systems of education in the world.
Are you already in the US?
If you are currently in the United States and want to find out how to apply to UCSC Extension, proceed to our application process.
Live overseas & want to study in the US?
If you are overseas or otherwise not currently in the United States and wish to apply to UCSC Extension, explore our partnership with EC Higher Education.