University Immersion Program

Study abroad side-by-side with U.S. students at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), a world-renowned leader in research and innovation beautifully located on the edge of the Pacific in southern California.

Why UIP at UC Santa Barbara?

Our University Immersion Program (UIP) opens the entire UCSB campus to you! Spend as little as 1 quarter or as much as a full year at UCSB, the #7 ranked public institution in the US...and the only one with its own beach!
 

There are many options for you...

Academic coursework:. earn UC academic credit to transfer to your home university.
English language coursework: Improve your skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Professional coursework: Specialize in areas such as Business, Project Management, Marketing, among other subjects.
Hear from a student about campus life at UCSB!

Admission is year round!

2019 - 2020
Summer 2019: June 21 – September 13
Application Deadline: May 24
Payment Deadline: May 24
Orientation: June 21
Quarter Starts: June 21
Instruction Starts: June 24
Instruction Ends: varies
Quarter Ends: September 14
Fall 2019: September 20 - December 13
Application Deadline: August 20
Payment Deadline: August 20
Orientation: September 19
Quarter Starts: September 19
Instruction Starts: September 26
Instruction Ends: December 6
Quarter Ends: December 13
Winter 2020: Janurary 3 - March 20 
Application Deadline: December 3
Payment Deadline: December 3
Orientation: January 3
Quarter Starts: January 3
Instruction Starts: January 6
Instruction Ends: March 13
Quarter Ends: March 20
Spring 2020: March 26 - June 12
Application Deadline: February 27
Payment Deadline: February 27
Orientation: March 26
Quarter Starts: March 26
Instruction Starts: March 30
Instruction Ends: June 5
Quarter Ends: June 12
2020 - 2021
Summer 2020: June 19 - September 12
Application Deadline: May 19
Payment Deadline: May 19
Orientation: June 19
Quarter Starts: June 19
Instruction Starts: June 22
Instruction Ends: varies
Quarter Ends: September 12
Fall 2020: September 21 - December 18
Application Deadline: August 21
Payment Deadline: August 21
Orientation: September 21
Quarter Starts: September 21
Instruction Starts: October 1
Instruction Ends: December 11
Quarter Ends: December 18
Winter 2021: January 4 - March 20
Application Deadline: December 4
Payment Deadline: December 4
Orientation: December 17 (online; Jan 1 holiday)
Quarter Starts: January 4
Instruction Starts: January 4
Instruction Ends: March 12
Quarter Ends: March 19
Spring 2021: March 26 - June 11
Application Deadline: February 26
Payment Deadline: February 26
Orientation: March 26
Quarter Starts: March 26
Instruction Starts: March 29
Instruction Ends: June 4
Quarter Ends: June 11
Fees 

Fall, Winter, Spring Quarters
Flat fee per quarter: $7,445
 
Up-front flat fee payment options: 
2 quarters: $14,000
3 Quarters: $20,000
4 Quarters $26,000 

Summer Quarter
3 or 6 Week Session Flat fee: $2,450

10 Week Session Flat fee: $3,350 

Application Materials 

Have these documents ready to upload:
• copy of passport (1st page)
• proof of English proficiency
• official transcript in English (2.8 GPA or above)
• financial statement (tuition plus estimated living expenses)
• payment of application fee ($200)

 

Ready to Apply?

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"I love the campus, it's a nice feeling to be able to surf right next to the University. It's a special feeling!"

-Niklas

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