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Certificates & Costs

Program Details and Costs

(Tuition costs include a $4,500 international student fee.)

 
Bioscience Certificate Programs
Program Length of Program Units Tuition Recommended Start
Biotechnology 3 Quarters 30 units $15,350 Any Quarter
Clinical Trials Design and Management 3 Quarters 30 units $16,100 Any Quarter
Regulatory Affairs 3 Quarters 30 units $16,100 Any Quarter
Business Certificate Programs
Program Length of Program Units Tuition Recommended Start
Business Administration 3 Quarters 30 units $15,350 Any Quarter
Human Resource Management 3 Quarters 30 units $17,850 Any Quarter
Marketing Management 3 Quarters 30 units $16,100 Winter, Spring
Project and Program Management 3 Quarters 30 units $17,850 Any Quarter
Procurement and Supply Chain Management 3 Quarters 30 units $15,350 Any Quarter
Design Certificate Program
Program Length of Program Units Tuition Recommended Start
User Experience and Web Design [ii] 3 Quarters 30 units $16,100 Winter or Summer
Education Certificate Programs
Program Length of Program Units Tuition Recommended Start
Early Childhood Education [iii] 3 Quarters 37 units $11,300 Fall or Spring
TESOL[iv] 3 Quarters 30 units $11,300 Fall or Spring
Technology Certificate Programs
Program Length of Program Units Tuition Recommended Start
Computer Programming [v] 3 Quarters 30 units $16,100 Any Quarter
Database and Data Analytics 3 Quarters 30 units $16,100 Any Quarter
Embedded Systems 3 Quarters 30 units $15,350 Any Quarter
Linux Programming and Administration 3 Quarters 30 units $15,350 Any Quarter
Software Engineering and Quality[vi] 3 Quarters 30 units $16,100 Any Quarter
VLSI Engineering 3 Quarters 30 units $15,350 Any Quarter
 

F-1 Visa Application Deadlines

International student applications must be submitted by the following dates:
Quarter Quarter Start/End Dates If you are IN THE U.S.,
forms are due:
If you are NOT IN THE U.S.,
forms are due:
Fall August 19–Dec 31 August 1 July 15
Winter January 1–March 31 December 15 November 15
Spring March 18–June 15 March 1 February 15
Summer June 3–August 31 May 15 May 1
 

Important Program Conditions

[i] 1. Accounting: Students who have previous accounting experience and start in the fall quarter may take Introduction to Accounting I and II together. Students without experience should take 1 required course per quarter and may require up to 4 quarters to complete the certificate.

[ii] 2. User Experience and Web Design: Practicum course is only offered in the winter and summer quarters.

[iii] 3. ECE: Practicum course is only offered in fall and spring quarters. Tuition covers 37 units for the program.

[iv] 4. TESOL: Practicum course is only offered in fall and spring quarters.

[v] 5. Computer Programming: Prior knowledge in this field is recommended for students interested in this program.

[vi] 6. Software Engineering and Quality: Prior knowledge in this field is recommended for students interested in this program.

*Please contact extensioninternational@ucsc.edu if interested.

 
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Fees

Included in the program tuition cost listed above are numerous fees and apply to all students participating in the program. These fees provide coverage for the entire duration of your studies.

The fees include the following international student services: orientation, maintenance of your F-1 status, Student and Community Development course,* OPT application review, OPT support, internship placement assistance, academic programming, course registration, advising, and events that maximize your learning and career potential.

The fee also provides access to UCSC Silicon Valley Extension resources such as our computer labs, Wi-Fi, technology, housing referrals and resources, medical insurance assistance, photo ID cards, and other general needs.

Finally, the fee also includes two $40 drop fee waivers.

*The Student and Community Development course can be waived for students who have studied in the U.S. previously or can demonstrate having met the learning outcomes previously.

Fees not included

Application Fee: Nonrefundable $150. Due at the time of application.

I-901 SEVIS Fee: $350

USCIS OPT Fee: $410

Cancellation Fee: Program tuition is refundable minus a $200 cancellation fee if enrollment is canceled at least three business days before the orientation session begins.

Express Mail Fee (optional): $50. Overseas students may request faster mail delivery for immigration document processing.

Books and Materials: Not included. Additional Curricular Requirements

More information

You can learn more about the international program, the 12-unit quarterly minimum, taking courses outside your program, and pursuing an internship, by visiting this page.

International Inquiry Form

Contact Us
Speak to an international programs representative.

Call +1 (408) 450-4945

Envelope extensioninternational@ucsc.edu