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  • Apply Now! Click here for the 2014 International Programs Application Form. Print it out and fax, mail, or email it to us at:

University of California, San Diego
Extension International Programs
9600 N. Torrey Pines Road, Bldg. E
La Jolla, CA 92037-1100
Fax: +858-534-5703

  • Email to ask for a copy of our brochure and application form to be sent to you.

Application Fees

Application fees are not transferable to different programs. Payment of an application fee does not guarantee admission or conditional admission to any program. All program acceptances depend on the availability of space in the program, the applicant's qualifications for admission to the program, and the available time for processing the application and issuing acceptance materials in time for the student to make arrangements to come to UC San Diego. For more information about application fees please contact

ISS Program Change Fee: $150 USD

A change in program or in start-date for a program incurs a $150 program change fee, no matter what the reason for the change is.

Late Registration Fee: $200 USD

If a CONTINUING student does not complete registration by the last day of the announced continuing-student registration period for the program that s/he wants to continue in, we will charge the student the $200 USD Late Registration Fee. All continuing students must register in person for the next program, whether or not they have already completed some of the registration requirements for the next program. Showing up in person for registration so that we can confirm immigration status and local address, as well as all other registration requirements, is mandatory for continuing students. Failure to show up in person during the assigned continuing-student registration time or failure to provide all of the required items for registration by the last day of the assigned continuing-student registration period will result in the assessment of the $200 USD Late Registration Fee. We announce the continuing-student registration periods for all programs to all students by email far in advance of the registration period so that students can prepare for it in good time.

If a NEW student arrives on time and is not able to complete registration by the end of the first day of the program OR if a NEW student arrives late, we will charge the student the $200 USD Late Registration Fee.

Minimum Age Requirement

You must be 21 years old to apply to our business certificate programs, and 18 years old to enroll into other programs. Seventeen-year-old students may be admitted when accompanied by an adult guardian and the parents submit a letter attesting to the student's maturity. For more information please contact This age requirement does not apply to the Academic Connections International Youth Program. This age requirement does not apply to the Academic Connections International youth program.

When to Apply

For the Business Essentials programs, you must apply 5 months before the published program start-date and three monts in advance for other business programs. Please see deadlines for the 2014 TEFL programs and UPS program, below. For specific program start-dates, please click here to see UC San Diego Extension International Program dates and prices:


2014 UPS Dates: Deadlines to Submit 2014 UPS Application:
  • Winter 2014
  • August 23, 2013
  • Spring 2014
  • February 7, 2014
  • Summer 2014
  • March 14, 2014
  • Fall 2014
  • April 24, 2014
2014 TEFL Certificate Program
Deadlines to Submit 2014 TEFL Application:
  • Winter 2014
  • December 6, 2013
  • Spring 2014
  • March 21, 2014
  • Summer 2014
  • June 13, 2014
  • Fall 2014
  • September 12, 2014


Note: If a proof of English proficiency or any other required application document is submitted later than the TEFL application deadline, a $100 USD late-submission fee will be required if we are able to accommodate a late application review and if there is space in the program.

There are no deadlines for our other programs. However, it is best to apply 12-16 weeks before the program start-date to allow enough time for us to process your application and for you to make your visa and travel arrangements. Please do not arrange student visa interviews, housing, and flights until you have received an official letter of acceptance and/or received your I-20.


Certificates with the UC San Diego university seal are awarded upon successful completion of your program. Excellent attendance is an important part of certificate eligibility in all programs.


Total fees and tuition must be received in our office 30 days prior to the published program start-date. Summer Session payments are due at time of application. Accepted methods of payment: Credit card (VISA/Master Card/AMEX/JCB/Discover and Diner's Club), traveler's checks (in person only - do not mail traveler's checks), personal check (only drawn on U.S. bank), money order or cashier's check (drawn in U.S. currency on a U.S. bank), bank wire (please see directions, below), or cash (in person only - do not mail cash). We cannot accept Euro checks or electronic transfers (ACH).

Bank-to-bank transfers via Western Union Business Solutions

UC San Diego Extension International Programs works with Western Union Business Solutions to provide international students with a low-cost option for paying their student invoice in their home currency. Western Union Business Solutions offers a competitive rate of exchange for processing payments in many international currencies. It allows students, their families, or sponsors the opportunity to securely send bank-to-bank transfers for payment of tuition and fees in their home currency.

How to pay your invoice using Western Union Business Solutions:

A. For an individual payment:

  1. Open the UC San Diego Western Union webpage to make an individual payment. To access the UC San Diego Western Union webpage for individual payment, please click here.
  2. Enter all student details (Boxes marked with a * are required.)
  3. Refer to the box below labeled, "For All payments..."

B. For group payment:

  1. Open the UC San Diego Western Union webpage if you are a partner sending a payment for a group of students. To access the UC San Diego Western Union webpage for group payments, please click here.
  2. Enter Last Name, First Name (as shown on their passport) for all students in the “Special Payment Application Instructions” field (Boxes marked with a * are required.)
  3. Refer to the box below labeled, "For All payments..."


For ALL payments, please remember to:
  • Enter the total amount you wish to pay on your student invoice(s).
  • Select payment currency

    If your local currency is not an option available on the form, then you need to choose another currency on the list (e.g., United States Dollar - USD) in order to complete the form. You will need to purchase the selected form of currency from your bank prior to making the wire transfer through Western Union.

  • Check the box to receive a copy of the instructions. If you are not the student, enter your payer details.
  • Agree to the information and click “submit.”
  • Print the PDF and take it to your bank to complete the transfer. Note: The print-out is valid for 72 hours; be sure to complete the transfer at your bank during that time.
  • After you complete the transfer, Western Union will forward the US dollar amount to UC San Diego Extension International Programs where it will be credited to your student account(s).



If you have any questions regarding Western Union Business Solutions, you may contact them directly at For questions about your UC San Diego Extension International Programs invoice, you may contact our Financial Coordinator, Stacy Warneke, at

It takes 10-15 days for money sent by bank wire to be posted to a student's account, and payments made by credit card are sometimes delayed because of credit card limits. Due to these delays, we strongly recommend that students or their agents complete payment of all tuition and fees at least 45 days before their published program start-date to ensure timely receipt and recording of payment and to avoid delays in allowing the student to begin his or her program. Note: Please do not send payment until you have received an official acceptance letter, the I-20 (if required), AND an invoice from our Financial Coordinator.

Note: If sending a bank wire, please remember to immediately send all bank wire information to so that we can identify payment at the campus bank wire office and credit the student's account before the program begins.

Medical Insurance (required)

Medical Insurance is MANDATORY for all students. The insurance must be in English and include the dates of coverage (start date and end date) for the entire period of your program. Insurance paid in monthly installments will not be accepted. The Medical Insurance Verification Form on page A5 of the 2014 International Programs Application Form, must be filled out by the student's insurance company and sent to at least 30 days before the start of the program.

If you do not have adequate proof of insurance, then you must purchase UC San Diego medical insurance. Otherwise, you will not be permitted to start your program of study.

The cost for UC San Diego Medical Insurance will be:

  • Programs shorter than 4 weeks: $45 per week
  • 4-week programs: $180
  • 5-week Summer Session: $225
  • 10-week programs University & Professional Studies Programs: $540
  • Certificate Programs - 1 quarter: $630
  • Certificate Programs - 2 quarters: $1,170
  • Certificate Programs - 3 quarters: $1,800

The UC San Diego Extension medical insurance policy for international students covers hospitalization, with some exceptions, and many other medical expenses, but not dental or eye care. Medical insurance is non-refundable. Please see the following table for the required minimum coverage to attend a program at UC San Diego Extension International Programs.


UC San Diego Required Minimum Coverage
1. $250,000 USD per illness or injury
2. $25,000 USD for medical evacuation
3. $10,000 USD for repatriation of remains
4. A deductible not to exceed $75 USD per illness or injury
5. 100% coverage of all medical care and prescribed medicines after the deductible


For information on this requirement, contact our staff at

TB Assessment Form

UC San Diego Extension International Programs will send the TB Assessment Form, required by UC San Diego campus, to the student with their acceptance materials. Each student must get the TB Assessment Form completed by a healthcare provider who can read and complete the form in English. The participant must send the completed TB Assessment Form to UC San Diego Extension International Programs by fax, +1-858-534-5703, as explained on the form 30 days prior to their program start date. Note: The TB Assessment Form may be found on page A6 of the 2014 International Programs Application Form. Questions? Please email