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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University Credit Program (UCP)

Cost Estimation for University Credit Program (UCP)

Application Fee$200
Program Fee$5,950 per quarter
Student Service Fee$150
Medical Insurance$600
Books & Supplies$150 - $350

Housing Options

Housing Application Fee$200
International Village
  • Studio: $0
  • Single: $0
  • Double: $0
American Family Homestay
  • Cost per week: $0
  • Cost per day: $0

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

University Credit Program (UCP)

University Credit Program (UCP)

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Upcoming Dates


Winter 2020
2-Jan to 26-Mar

Spring 2020
23-Mar to 12-Jun

Summer 2020
22-Jun to 11-Sep

Fall 2020
28-Sep to 18-Dec


Winter 2021
30-Dec to 25-Mar

Spring 2021
22-Mar to 11-Jun

Summer 2021
21-Jun to 10-Sep

Fall 2021
20-Sep to 10-Dec


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12 weeks

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$5,950 per quarter for 2020 and $6,950 for 2021

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12 Units

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UCP students must demonstrate an advanced understanding of English language, and have a strong academic foundation. Once you check with your home institution to find out which UCR courses are transferable, choose credit classes from across all disciplines. Gain access to courses in over 80 undergraduate majors, and 50 graduate programs. UCP students can earn one or more certificates, depending on the length of stay and number of units taken. Time to complete certificates is subject to number of units taken and course availability in each quarter.

How It Works

UCR Main Campus (Undergraduate and Graduate Level)

Courses are available in the sciences, humanities, and many other areas at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the daytime and evening.

  • Our College Advising office helps you create the best schedule, and ensures you have a full course load of 12 units*
  • UCR is one of only three UC campuses with an undergraduate program in Business**

*Students may not get into their first choice of courses, because availability may be limited

**Some courses, such as in the MBA program, are restricted and/or require additional fees

UCR Extension

UCR Extension offers a range of academic courses in a variety of areas during the late afternoon and evenings.

  • Many UCR Extension courses carry credit, and offer a unique opportunity to study with experts who are real-world practitioners
  • Take advantage of the opportunity to earn a UC Professional or Specialized Certificate
  • Build your professional network, and make connections you can use in your future career

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



Winter 2020
2-Jan to 26-Mar

Spring 2020
23-Mar to 12-Jun

Summer 2020
22-Jun to 11-Sep

Fall 2020
28-Sep to 18-Dec


Winter 2021
30-Dec to 25-Mar

Spring 2021
22-Mar to 11-Jun

Summer 2021
21-Jun to 10-Sep

Fall 2021
20-Sep to 10-Dec

How to Enroll

Enrollments in Certificate programs MUST be done through the University Credit Program

Quarterly tuition for the University Credit Program is for a total of 12 units*

Students can take up to 4 additional units per quarter, at an additional cost per unit

Students on Student Visa (F-1) are required to enroll in a minimum of 12 units to maintain F-1 status
*Amounts are in U.S. dollars and reflect tuition cost only

Where to Stay

Recommended Housing

International Village (IV)

  • Conveniently located next to the UCR 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
  • Minimum age 14
  • 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

Additional Benefits

For UCP Students

  • Join a Postgraduate Diploma, Certificate, or Master's Pathway program (additional fees may apply)
  • Programs may include both academic coursework and an internship.
  • Receive FREE college advising when choosing and enrolling for UCR main campus or UCR Extension courses
    • Get personal assistance if you wish to apply for an undergraduate or graduate degree program
    • Get personal assistance or attend a FREE workshop to help you write your personal statement, apply to community colleges, or universities in the U.S.
    • Take a test preparation course (additional fees apply), including:
      • IETLS Prep
      • TOEFL or TOEIC Prep
      • GRE/GMAT Prep
  • Upon completion of your program, request an official transcript showing your grades and the number of credits that can be transferred back to your home institution

Summer Sessions for International Students

Summer Sessions are available for students who have advanced English and a strong academic background. Choose from UCR Extension courses in business, computer science, science, law, and many other areas. UCR Summer Sessions are not included. Admission Requirements

  • Advanced English language required: TOEFL 80iBT; IELTS 6.5
  • High school graduate with a strong academic record

Immigration Information

This is a full-time program requiring an F-1 (student) visa. In addition to the application, applicants should submit proof of English proficiency, a copy of passport, transcript, and a bank statement showing the appropriate funding amounts.

For more information or for application instructions, please email

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 that 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. (Only if your program requires an F-1 (student) visa)
  • Financial statement from the Bank, in English. (Only if your program requires an F-1 (student) visa)
  • If you are applying as an F-1 transfer student from another U.S. institution, you must submit copies of your current I-20 form, I-94 form, and F-1 visa. If you are accepted, your acceptance letter will provide further instructions on completing your transfer.
  • If you are under 18 years old, have your parents complete the parental release form.

Note: Some programs require additional documentation.

“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.”


Associate Dean, International Education
UCR Extension Professional Studies

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