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Certificates & Costs

Program Details and Estimated Costs

Note: UCSC Silicon Valley Extension only uses Flywire for the international student orientation fee of $4,500.
   
 
Bioscience Certificate Programs
Program Length of Program Units Estimated Tuition Recommended Start
Biotechnology 3 Quarters 30 units $15,350 Any Quarter
Clinical Trials Design and Management 3 Quarters 30 units $16,100 Any Quarter
Regulatory Affairs 3 Quarters 30 units $16,100 Any Quarter
Business Certificate Programs
Program Length of Program Units Estimated Tuition Recommended Start
Business Administration 3 Quarters 30 units $15,350 Any Quarter
Human Resource Management 3 Quarters 30 units $17,850 Any Quarter
Marketing Management 3 Quarters 30 units $16,100 Fall, Spring
Project and Program Management 3 Quarters 30 units $17,850 Any Quarter
Procurement and Supply Chain Management 3 Quarters 30 units $15,350 Any Quarter
Design Certificate Program
Program Length of Program Units Estimated Tuition Recommended Start
User Experience and Web Design [i] 3 Quarters 30 units $16,100 Winter or Summer
Education Certificate Programs
Program Length of Program Units Estimated Tuition Recommended Start
Early Childhood Education
ECE: Associate Teacher & ECE: Advanced Teacher 3-4 Quarters 20 units (Associate)
+ 17 units (Advanced)
= 37 units total
$12,500 Any
ECE: Advanced Teacher 3 Quarters 30 units $11,300 Any
ECE: Site Supervisor 3 Quarters 30 units $11,300 Winter
ECE: Advanced Teacher & Site Supervisor 3-4 Quarters 37 units $12,500 Fall or Winter
TESOL [ii] 3 Quarters 30 units $11,300 Fall or Spring
Technology Certificate Programs
Program Length of Program Units Estimated Tuition Recommended Start
Computer Programming [iii] 3 Quarters 30 units $16,100 Any Quarter
Data Science and Data Analytics 3 Quarters 30 units $16,100 Any Quarter
Embedded Systems 3 Quarters 30 units $15,350 Any Quarter
Linux Programming and Administration 3 Quarters 30 units $15,350 Any Quarter
Software Engineering and Quality [iv] 3 Quarters 30 units $16,100 Any Quarter
VLSI Engineering 3 Quarters 30 units $15,350 Any Quarter
 

F-1 Visa Application Deadlines

International student applications must be submitted by the following dates:
Quarter Quarter Start/End Dates If you are IN THE U.S.,
forms are due:
If you are NOT IN THE U.S.,
forms are due:
Fall August 19–Dec 31 August 1 July 15
Winter January 1–March 31 December 15 November 15
Spring March 18–June 15 March 1 February 15
Summer June 3–August 31 May 15 May 1
 

Important Program Conditions

[i] 1. User Experience and Web Design: Practicum course is only offered in the winter and summer quarters.

[ii] 2. TESOL: Practicum course is only offered in fall and spring quarters.

[iii] 3. Computer Programming: Prior knowledge in this field is recommended for students interested in this program.

[iv] 4. Software Engineering and Quality: Prior knowledge in this field is recommended for students interested in this program.

*Please contact extensioninternational@ucsc.edu if interested.

 

Fees & Services

Included in the program tuition cost listed above are numerous fees that apply to all students in the program. These fees provide services for the entire duration of your studies and include:

  • orientation,
  • maintenance of your F-1 status,
  • Student and Community Development course,*
  • OPT application review,
  • OPT support,
  • internship placement assistance,
  • academic programming,
  • course registration,
  • advising,
  • events that maximize your learning and career potential
  • access to computer labs & Wi-Fi, technology,
  • housing referrals and resources,
  • medical insurance assistance,
  • photo ID cards, and
  • other general needs.

The fee also includes two $40 drop fee waivers.

*The Student and Community Development course can be waived for students who have studied in the U.S. previously or can demonstrate having met the learning outcomes previously.

These fees are not included

  • Application Fee: Nonrefundable $150. Due at the time of application.
  • I-901 SEVIS Fee: $350
  • USCIS OPT Fee: $410
  • Cancellation Fee: International student fee is refundable minus a $200 cancellation fee if enrollment is canceled at least three business days before the orientation session begins.
  • Express Mail Fee (optional): $50. Overseas students may request faster mail delivery for immigration document processing.
  • Books and Materials Costs: Additional curricular requirements are not included.
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Paying your fee

UCSC Silicon Valley Extension only uses Flywire for the international student orientation fee of $4,500. Learn more about Flywire here.

       

More information

You can learn more about the international program, the 12-unit quarterly minimum, taking courses outside your program, and pursuing an internship, by visiting this page.

International Inquiry Form

Contact Us
Speak to an international programs representative.

Call +1 (408) 450-4945

Envelope extensioninternational@ucsc.edu