Courses & Programs
We offer many English language programs, professional certificates, univesity credit programs, summer youth programs, and customized programs. Please check below for a list of the many programs we offer.
If you are at least 18 years of age and would like to study English, the UC San Diego English Language Institute (ELI) has a course for you. The ELI offers general English programs and English for specific purpose programs. ELI has 12 core levels of instruction, from beginning to advanced. You progress to the next core level once you meet specific language skills requirements. To read more about each core level, please click here.
Certificate programs are designed for international professionals and students alike. Certificate courses vary in length from 1 to 3 quarters (approximately 10 weeks to 9 months), with different topics including Business, Project Management, and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). We offer the following full-time Certificate programs to international students:
If you are an excellent student and already have a high level of English proficiency, university credit programs allow you to take UC San Diego or UC San Diego Extension courses for university credit. Universities in many countries count these credits towards their own bachelor’s or master’s degree programs. Course transferability is at the discretion of the home university and must be verified in advance by the student.
UC San Diego Extension International Programs can create the perfect combination of studies and services for groups of more than 12 students, professors, or professionals. Each custom program is unique and designed according to your specifications. Please click here to find out more information about customized programs.