Cost Estimation for Professional Certificate in Event Management

Application Fee$200
Program Fee$5,800 p/quarter
Student Service Fee$300
Medical Insurance$550
Books & Supplies$250

Housing Options

Housing Application Fee$200
International Village
  • Studio: $3,542
  • Single: $3,388
  • Double: $1,925
American Family Homestay
  • Cost per week: $225
  • Cost per day: $33

The information provided is designed to just give you an idea of the approximate costs of attending our programs. Actual amounts depend on several factors, such as arrival and departure dates, services requested, and others.

This is not an official invoice, it cannot be used as an official document for any payment related issue or procedure

Actual amounts will be provided on an official invoice after complete application materials have been received.

All prices are in U.S. Dollars (US$)

All courses, dates and fees are subject to change without notice

Professional Certificate in Event Management

Professional Certificate in Event Management

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Upcoming Dates


Winter 2018
January 2 - March 23, 2018

Spring 2018
March 26 - June 15, 2018

Summer 2018
June 18 - September 7, 2018

Fall 2018
September 24 - December 14, 2018



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11 weeks

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$5,800 p/quarter

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Learn all aspects of event management for a wide variety of events, both personal and professional, in today's world. Explore budget, scheduling, design, risk management and more as you balance the needs of the client, vendors, and attendees. By the end of this program, your skills and University of California Professional Certificate will distinguish you as a strong manager for any event in the world.

This program is 15 units and can be completed in 6-9 months.

What You'll Learn

  • Planning, production, management and design of personal and professional events.
  • Best practices and analysis of event case studies.
  • Legal, insurance, and ethical issues.
  • How to start a small event business, including planning, marketing, social networking, and more!

    What You Can Do

    Professionals in this area can work anywhere in the world. Many event planners choose to be self-employed, while others join big or small event management companies, government offices, nonprofits and other organizations. Career opportunities exist in many industries, including (but not limited to):

    • Event management
    • Hospitality (hotels or travel agencies)
    • Public relations or advertising
    • Corporations or nonprofit organizations
    • Sports events

    Who Can Attend

    Admission Requirements:

    • TOEFL score of 550 (80iBT) or IELTS score of 6.5.
    • Minimum age: 18 (or high school graduate).
    • No degree required.
    • This is a full-time program.
    • You must obtain F-1 (student) visa.

    Immigration Information

    Dates and Fees


    Winter 2018
    January 2 - March 23, 2018

    Spring 2018
    March 26 - June 15, 2018

    Summer 2018
    June 18 - September 7, 2018

    Fall 2018
    September 24 - December 14, 2018


    Where To Stay

    Recommended Housing

    International Village

    • Conveniently located next to the Extension Center, restaurants, banks and the main UCR campus.
    • Offers three types of living arrangements: studio, single or double.
    • Open year-round.
    • For adult students (age 18 or older) only.


    • Stay with an American family to practice English daily and learn about American life and customs.
    • Fully furnished room; double-occupancy.
    • All meals and daily transportation (to/from school or school-related activities) included.
    • No minimum age; no minimum stay.

    Experience California

    Social & Cultural Activities

    Make the most of your California experience!

    Riverside has a friendly community and centralized location. Travel an hour in any direction to explore Los Angeles, San Diego, Palm Springs and other famous destinations.

    Fill your weekends with:

    • Unforgettable places, events and cultural immersion activities.
    • FREE social events to make professional connections.
    • Optional trips at a special student rate.

Before You Apply

You will be asked create an account and you will need to provide a valid email address, mailing address and other personal information.

Collect any required documents so you are prepared to upload them.

Supporting Documents:

  • Agency/embassy/partner university information. (Only required if you have one.)
  • Copy of your passport photo page.
  • Statement of Financial Support Form. Click to view the instructions and form.
  • Financial statement from the Bank, in English. Click to view the instructions.
  • If you are applying as a transfer student from another U.S. institution on an F-1 visa, you must upload copies of your current I-20, the front and back of your I-94, and current F-1 visa stamp. Click to view transfer instructions and form.
  • If you are under 18 years old, have your parents complete the parental release form.
“Enrich your life and transform your future by studying in the heart of Southern California. Employers all over the world recognize the University of California as the gold standard in academics. Experience YOUR California dream at sunny UCR - your place to shine.”

Bronwyn Jenkins-Deas

Associate Dean, UCR Extension
Director, International Programs

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