WHO IS AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT?
UCLA Summer Sessions invites students from around the world to study in a welcoming environment that appreciates diversity and global perspectives. You can participate in UCLA Summer Sessions in two ways: enroll in individual UCLA academic courses or Summer Institutes.
You will be considered an international student for summer registration purposes only if you can answer NO to ALL of the questions below:
- Are you a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, i.e., a Green Card holder?
- Are you an international student currently studying in the US and returning to the same school after the summer?
If you currently hold an F-1 visa and I-20 at another U.S. school AND plan to continue your studies at that school, you won't need to obtain an additional F-1 visa to attend UCLA Summer Sessions. There are no unit requirements and you won't be required to complete the I-20 request form or upload any documents.
- Do you intend to enroll only in online courses ?
If you answered yes to any of the questions, please go to the U.S. STUDENT page.
If you are interested in taking individual academic courses, such as ESL courses or courses that are designed specifically for international students , please go to ACADEMIC COURSES: INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS for information on visa requirements, registration, fees, and payment, as well as relevant University and Summer Sessions policies, applicable to INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS.
During the summer, many academic courses that make up UCLA's regular curriculum are offered in two sessions, Session A and Session C . With over 700 courses to choose from, including online courses, you will have an unforgettable summer, even if you can't travel to UCLA.
UCLA ONLINE COURSES offer you the opportunity to earn UCLA credit anytime, anywhere. Many of these online courses are produced at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (TFT), bringing high-quality digital media, video, and animation to online study. A list of our state of the art online courses produced by TFT is available here.
Registration for Academic Courses is conveniently done online. Start your summer at UCLA NOW.
Summer Institutes offer the breadth and depth of UCLA's academic rigor in an intensive, holistic format that allows you to share a unique learning experience. Listed below are the 2014 College/Professional Summer Institutes that meet the F-1 visa eligibility* .Please click on each program for details including information on visa requirements.
- Film Production
- Digital Media Studies
MANAGING ENTERPRISE IN MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT, AND SPORTS SUMMER INSTITUTE:
- Film Industry
- Music Industry
- Social Media and Communications
- Sports Marketing and Management
We are pleased to introduce a new program, UCLA IN SHANGHAI SUMMER INSTITUTE: ORIENTATION TO THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY*, designed to strengthen the foundation for a successful academic career and orient students to the academic culture of the American university. Please note that this program takes place in Shanghai, China.
Summer Institute registration is available online. Start your summer at UCLA NOW.
International students for our registration purposes will be required to enroll full-time and obtain an F-1 student visa for participation. Once you select which summer offerings you are interested in, ACADEMIC COURSES or one of the F-1 visa eligible Summer Institutes, you will find information on visa requirements, along with registration, fees, and payment details applicable to your selection.