Entry Requirements:

  • Have completed post-secondary education or have 2 or more years of verifiable industry experience.
  • Proficiency in English* (70 TOEFL, 6.0 IELTS, 50 Duolingo, 3.7 iTEP, 760 TOEIC or equivalent and accepted qualifications).

*English Waiver may also apply if you have at least 2 years of recent study or completed a degree at university or college from an English speaking country.  We also accept qualifications from a few language institutions.

Questions? Contact us! ExtensionInternational@ucsc.edu or call +1(408)450-4945

To apply to UCSC Extension as a full-time international student.

1. Download and fill out the International Student Application Form.

2. Gather the following documents: 

  • Bank statement showing a minimum of $30,000 to cover yearly living and tuition expenses
  • Proof of English Proficiency
  • Copy of college transcripts or diploma
  • Copy of passport
  • (optional) Resume
  • (optional) Personal Statement

Already in the U.S. or planning to transfer from another U.S. institution? Also, provide the following:

  • Copy of visa
  • Copy of I-94
  • Copy of recent I-20 (transfer students)

3. Send your completed application forms via email to: extensioninternational@ucsc.edu or by regular mail to:

International Program Assistant
UCSC Silicon Valley Extension 
3175 Bowers Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95054 

4. Log into your Student Account and pay $150 application fee and $2,300 International Program Fee*.  


  • Application Fee: $150 (non-refundable) due at the time of application.
  • International Program Fee*: $2,300 due at the time of application and is refundable if enrollment is canceled up to three business days before the orientation session begins. A $200 cancellation fee will apply. 
  • Optional Express Mail Fee: $50 for immigration documents for overseas students who request express mail.
  • Variable Course Fees: Course fees vary depending on course selection. Students must enroll in a minimum of 12 units per term, except in the final term.

* The international program fee applies to all students participating in our international program and provides coverage for the entire duration of your studies.  The fee pertains to all international student services. This includes maintenance of your F-1 status, orientation, academic programming, advising, and events that maximize your learning and career potential. Moreover, it provides access to UCSC Extension resources such as our computer labs, wifi, housing assistance, medical insurance assistance, photo ID card, and other general needs.

Questions? Contact us! ExtensionInternational@ucsc.edu or call +1(408)450-4945

F-1 Visa Application Deadlines

International student applications must be submitted by the following dates:

Quarter Quarterly Start/End Dates If you are IN THE U.S., forms are due: If you are ABROAD, forms are due:
Winter Jan 1 - Mar 31 December 15 November 15
Spring April 1 - June 15 March 15 February 15
Summer June 16 - Aug 31 May 15 May 1
Fall Sep 1 - Dec 31 August 15

July 15