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International

UCSC Silicon Valley Extension International brochure

Welcome to UCSC Silicon Valley Extension

In Silicon Valley, the next generation of innovation is born.

While experiencing life in one of the most dynamic economic regions in the world, you will get to study with industry professionals from global tech companies and groundbreaking startups.

You will join a welcoming and diverse community committed to providing you with the most up-to-date practical and project-based, professional certificate programs.

University of California, Santa Cruz, founded in 1965, is accredited and our professional curriculum is created with industry to reflect the changing workforce demand. What makes us particularly unique, however, is the experience of Silicon Valley and the practical, hands-on training from professionals in the field.

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Start your application today!

International Student Application

   

CERTIFICATES & COSTS

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The average tuition cost of our programs is $16,000.

9–12 MONTH STUDY

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Learn from industry experts who bring their day job into the classroom for night and weekend courses. You’ll get to put your practical knowledge to work right away.

HOW TO APPLY

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You must have a college degree. This could be an associate’s, bachelor's, master's, doctorate, or other equivalent higher degree.


INTERNSHIPS & OPT

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Nearly all of our international students who complete a professional certificate program go on to qualify for unpaid internships and paid work experiences through the federally managed Optional Practical Training (OPT) program.

HOUSING & TRANSPORTATION

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Find the best resources for housing and transportation in Silicon Valley.

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY

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Every student is responsible for following the  UCSC Silicon Valley Extension Academic Integrity Policy and understanding the difference between attribution and plagiarism.

   

   
   

Overseas Representatives

 
WESTERN EUROPE

Representative Contact: Joy Martin Consulting

 

Interested in being an agent partner?

UCSC Silicon Valley Extension invites collaborative relationships with professional educational advisers and institutions around the world. We thank you for your support in facilitating these life-changing experiences for international students.

Become an Agent Partner

   

International Inquiry Form

Contact Us
Speak to an international programs representative.

Call +1 (408) 450-4945

Envelope extensioninternational@ucsc.edu

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