For Winter and Spring quarters 2021, all instruction will remain online. Students will be unable to enter the U.S., but can continue to study with UCR University Extension from the comfort of their own home. We have temporarily suspended the issuance of I-20 forms until we are able to resume face-to-face instruction. At this time, students can apply for our professional certificate and Online University Programs for Winter and Spring 2021 quarters.  Download Informational Flyer

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International Education Programs

"Welcome to International Education Programs at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) Extension. Each year, thousands of students from around the world join us in sunny Southern California to learn and to build their future at UCR Extension. As part of the world renowned University of California system, UCR's ranking is climbing faster than any other university in the United States1, and is among the top 35 universities in the country2. We take pride in our academic excellence and the full experience that we offer our students. I am confident you will find a program here that is a perfect fit for your educational needs. I look forward to personally welcoming you to UCR."

Kevin J. Vaughn, Ph.D.
Dean, University Extension

1 US News and World Report 2018 | 2 Money Magazine 2018

Choose the Program that is Right for You

English Language Programs

Flexible, innovative, multi-level programming offered year-round that is designed to meet the multimedia curricular needs of the 21st century student.

Academic Study Programs

Customized academic journeys that incorporate a unique study abroad experience in California with undergraduate, graduate, or courses across academic disciplines taught by industry experts at the world-renown University of California.

Professional Certificates

Bachelors degrees are not required to join professional certificates or specialized study programs that are taught by experienced experts who focus on practical applied skill development.

Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma Programs

Postgraduate certificates and diplomas combine theoretical knowledge with on-the-job training in fifteen sought after disciplines.

Master's Pathway Programs

In just over one year, students gain advanced skills through postgraduate programs, professional experience through an internship and a masters degree from one of our international partner universities.

University Preparation & Pathways

A combination of advanced English instruction, test preparation (SAT, TOEFL, GRE, GMAT), academic skills training and UCR credit classes prepare students to successfully apply to their undergraduate or graduate program.

Custom Programs

Flexible curriculum, topics, dates and duration make Custom Programs perfect for groups of students with specific language or professional content-based learning goals.

Short Courses

Cost-effective, flexible paths to the career you want, with stackable credits that can lead to a full professional certificate.

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