Greetings International StudentsUCLA welcomes students from all over the world to join its educational community. Situated in one of the world's most vibrant international cities, the university's location coupled with its excellent faculty and extensive academic resources make UCLA one of the most desired educational destinations for visiting students. The UCLA International Education Office offers a wide variety of programs to help meet each student's academic and professional goals.
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Please note, there are important policy changes underway concerning Visiting Student Researchers:
UCLA continues to operate under an interim policy for graduate student visitors. Starting in 2012-13, the UCLA Graduate Division rather than the International Education Office (IEO) will provide services to visiting graduate researchers (VGRs). VGRs are defined as individuals enrolled as degree-seeking graduate students at their home institutions who are invited to conduct short-term master’s and doctoral dissertation research or partake in a prescribed course of study at UCLA. VGRs may not enroll directly in UCLA courses although they may take UCLA classes through concurrent enrollment via UCLA Extension.
The Graduate Division will continue to welcome visitors by allowing them to join the UCLA community for up to a one-year initial appointment. VGRs may be able to extend an appointment for up to one additional year. A revised policy and detailed procedures will be forthcoming during spring 2012.
For general questions about VGR appointments beginning, during or after September 2012, please contact Academic Services, Graduate Division at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The sections below apply to visitors handled by the International Education Office (IEO):
Campus Fees (for IEO visitors pre-September 2012)
All fees subject to change by action of the UC Regents.
Please refer to the Campus Fees chart for a listing of fees required for students coming to UCLA for non-degree study and/or research:
- Access to campus-based services;
- DS-2019 services and international programming;
- Researcher status (if applicable).
- Non-degree students who plan to enroll in courses beyond independent research must pay additional per unit fees.
Fees are not due at the time of registration. If placement is approved by the academic department, instructions regarding payment of fees will be e-mailed to students.
Financial Certification for Campus Fees and Living Expenses
In compliance with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regulations, UCLA requires valid financial documentation supporting your request for an DS-2019. As an exchange visitor, you will be responsible for showing proof of sufficient funding for campus fees and living expenses while in Los Angeles.
The amount required for an unmarried student for one academic quarter (3 months) is $6,476 for living expenses. Married students who are accompanied by their spouse or children should show additional funds of $1,500 for their spouse and $667 per child per academic quarter (3 months).
Duration Amount for Student Amount for Spouse Amount per Child One Quarter $6,476 $1,500 $667 Two Quarters $12,953 $3,000 $1,334 Three Quarters $19,430 $4,500 $2,000