UCLA Extension

Certificate Programs for International Students

Greetings from UCLA and UCLA Extension!

We are pleased to welcome you to UCLA Extension Certificate Programs.

UCLA Extension certificate programs are among our most attractive study options for international students and professionals.

Advantages of our certificate programs include:
  • UCLA: The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has name-recognition throughout the world; UCLA Extension is part of UCLA.
  • Practical Perspective: Most of our instructors are working professionals who give you a practical perspective on day-to-day realities of each field of study.
  • Program Duration (9-12 months): Longer programs offer a deeper understanding of each field.
  • Practical Experience: Internships are included in many programs, and students who complete programs of 9-months or longer can apply for up to 1 year of Optional Practical Training (OPT) paid work experience in the U.S.
  • Reasonable Fees: UCLA Extension programs are a great value; course fees for American and international participants are the same.
  • Studying with Americans: International participants study side-by-side with American participants and receive the same high level of instruction.
  • Cross-cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency: Living in Los Angeles, studying at UCLA Extension, and experiencing American life will increase your proficiency in English and your cross-cultural awareness.

We look forward to welcoming you to UCLA Extension and to another important step in your career.