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Welcome to UCSC Silicon Valley Extension where you get to study and network with industry professionals from global tech companies and groundbreaking startups while experiencing life in one of the most dynamic economic regions in the world.

When you enroll in one of our accredited professional development certificate programs, you are choosing an accredited University of California-approved curriculum.

What makes us particularly unique, however, is the experience of Silicon Valley and the practical, hands-on training from professionals in the field. We like to say that it’s here, in Silicon Valley, where the next generation of innovation is born.


Agent Partners

UCSC Silicon Valley Extension invites collaborative relationships with professional educational advisers and institutions around the world. We thank you for your support in facilitating these life-changing experiences for international students.

Become an Agent Partner

Download our International Brochure


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The average tuition cost of our programs is $16,000.


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Learn from industry experts who bring their day job into the classroom for night and weekend courses. You’ll get to put your practical knowledge to work right away.



You must have a college degree. This could be an associate’s, bachelor's, master's, doctorate, or other equivalent higher degree.


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Nearly all of our international students who complete a professional certificate program go on to qualify for unpaid internships and paid work experiences through the federally managed Optional Practical Training (OPT) program.


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Find the best resources for housing and transportation in Silicon Valley.


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On campus, you will meet the people who are building products and implementing new business practices for these groundbreaking companies.

International Inquiry Form

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Speak to an international programs representative.

Call +1 (408) 450-4945


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