University of California Davis

DAVIS, USA

Brief information

According to AbbreviationFinder, the University of California Davis, also known as UC Davis, is part of the renowned University of California system and is considered one of the best research universities in the USA. It originally belonged to the University of California Berkeley when it was founded in 1905 as its University Farm.

Today, UC Davis is considered the so-called Public Ivy, which is a designation for the best state universities in the USA. In the 2018 Wall Street Journal/ Times Higher Education Rankings, it was even ranked sixth among all state colleges in the country.

In the meantime, all possible fields of study can be completed here, even if the university initially functioned as an agricultural college. Courses in agricultural sciences, biology and other subjects in the field of sustainability and innovation are still very popular today. International students at the University of California Davis Extension, you have the opportunity to spend one or two semesters abroad, to choose from a wide range of summer sessions or to continue your education in US law, for example. A total of around 200 programs are offered.

Relatively unusual for a university is the Department of Viticulture and Enology , which specializes in viticulture, which is common in this part of California.

  • Website der University of California Davis

University facts

Year of foundation: 1905

Type of university: State university

Number of Students: Total 34200, 26700 Undergraduate, 4300 Postgraduate, International 5000

Accreditations:

  • AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
  • WSCUC (WASC Senior Association of Schools and Colleges)

Academic year:

The academic year at the University of California Davis is divided into three quarters.

Study programs

  • postgraduate studies
  • semester abroad
  • language courses
  • Summer Sessions

The Global Studies Program at UC Davis allows its participants a free, cross-trimester and cross-departmental course selection from all university courses of the bachelor’s degree programs offered at UC Davis for a period of one trimester to three trimesters.

Even if the program is primarily designed for bachelor students, in exceptional cases it may also be possible to take master ‘s courses. Please contact us if you are interested in this.

As the final authority, the professors on site decide on admission to the individual courses based on the available places in the courses and the individual previous knowledge of the applicants.

The semester program is overseen and administered by the UC Davis Extension, as they have the most experience in supervising international students and can also – if necessary – offer supporting language courses.

  • Semesterprogramm der University of California Davis

Fees

  • Fall Quarter 2022

Tuition (12 bis 17 Units)

8970,00 USD

Tuition includes 12 to 17 units per quarter. This corresponds to 3-5 courses.

Financing options

A semester abroad at UC Davis may be funded by foreign BAföG . For this, students must study at least two trimesters at the Californian university. Funding includes a subsidy towards tuition fees of up to EUR 4600 as well as support with travel expenses, living expenses and health insurance.

Requirements

Applicants for the UC Davis semester program must have a high school diploma and a reasonable level of English proficiency.

This is usually done through a standardized language test such as the TOEFL or IELTS. Alternatively, a DAAD test with a C1 level is also accepted.

The language skills can be proven by one of the following test results or documents:

Undergraduate
DAAD language test C-1 level in all areas
IELTS 7.0
TOEFL (internet-based) 80 (no range under 19)

The language certificate cannot be submitted later.

Degrees/Courses

Degrees/Courses in English – Undergraduate

  • Bachelor of Arts in African American and African Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in American Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Art History
  • Bachelor of Arts in Art Studio
  • Bachelor of Arts in Asian American Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences – Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences – Marine Biology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences – Microbiology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences – Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences – Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences – Plant Biology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry – Applied Chemistry: Chemical Physics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry – Applied Chemistry: Environmental Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry – Applied Chemistry: Forensic Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry – Applied Chemistry: Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Arts in Chicana / Chicano Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Classics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature
  • Bachelor of Arts in Design
  • Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Art – Dance
  • Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Art – Theatre
  • Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Languages and Cultures – Chinese
  • Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Languages and Cultures – Japanese
  • Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics
  • Bachelor of Arts in English
  • Bachelor of Arts in Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity
  • Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Biology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in French
  • Bachelor of Arts in Geology
  • Bachelor of Arts in German
  • Bachelor of Arts in History
  • Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
  • Bachelor of Arts in International Relations – Global Environment, Health, and Natural Resources
  • Bachelor of Arts in International Relations – Peace and Security
  • Bachelor of Arts in International Relations – Peoples and Nationalities
  • Bachelor of Arts in International Relations – World Trade and Development
  • Bachelor of Arts in Italian
  • Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Medieval and Early Modern Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Microbiology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Middle East / South Asia Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music
  • Bachelor of Arts in Native American Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Nature and Culture
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Arts in Physics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Physics – Astrophysics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Plant Biology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science – Public Service
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Russian
  • Bachelor of Arts in Science and Technology Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology – Comparative Studies and World Development
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology – Law and Society
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology – Organizational Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology – Social Services
  • Bachelor of Arts in Spanish
  • Bachelor of Arts in Statistics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Technocultural Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Women and Gender Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Science & Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Environmental Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Animal Biology
  • Bachelor of Science in Animal Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Science in Aplied Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics
  • Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Avian Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Biochemical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences – Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity
  • Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences – Marine Biology
  • Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences – Microbiology
  • Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences – Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences – Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior
  • Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences – Plant Biology
  • Bachelor of Science in Biological Systems Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology
  • Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology – Animal Biotechnology
  • Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology – Bioinformatics
  • Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology – Fermentation / Microbiology Biotechnology
  • Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology – Plant Biotechnology
  • Bachelor of Science in Cell Biology
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry – Applied Chemistry: Chemical Physics
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry – Applied Chemistry: Environmental Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry – Applied Chemistry: Forensic Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry – Applied Chemistry: Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Clinical Nutrition
  • Bachelor of Science in Community and Regional Development
  • Bachelor of Science in Community and Regional Development – Global Communities
  • Bachelor of Science in Community and Regional Development – Organization and Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Community and Regional Development – Policy, Planning, and Social Services
  • Bachelor of Science in Computational Applied Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Ecological Management and Restoration
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Electronic Materials Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Entomology
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Horticulture and Urban Forestry
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Horticulture and Urban Forestry – Floriculture / Nursery
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Horticulture and Urban Forestry – Landscape Management / Turf
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Horticulture and Urban Forestry – Plant Biodiversity / Restoration
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Horticulture and Urban Forestry – Urban Forestry
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning – Advanced Policy Analysis
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning – City and Regional Planning
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning – Energy Policy
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning – Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning – Transportation Planning
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning – Water Quality
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Management – Climate Change and Air Quality
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Management – Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Management – Geospatial Information Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Management – Natural Resource Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Management – Soils and Biogeochemistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Management – Watershed Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Toxicology
  • Bachelor of Science in Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity
  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Biology
  • Bachelor of Science in Fiber and Polymer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Food Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Genetics
  • Bachelor of Science in Geology
  • Bachelor of Science in Geology – General Geology
  • Bachelor of Science in Geology – Geochemistry / Petrology
  • Bachelor of Science in Geology – Quantitative / Geophysics
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Development
  • Bachelor of Science in Hydrology
  • Bachelor of Science in International Agricultural Development
  • Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture
  • Bachelor of Science in Managerial Economics
  • Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematical and Scientific Computation
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Microbiology
  • Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior
  • Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Optical Science and Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Physics
  • Bachelor of Science in Physics – Astrophysics
  • Bachelor of Science in Plant Biology
  • Bachelor of Science in Plant Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology – Biology
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology – Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Science in Statistics
  • Bachelor of Science in Statistics – Computational Statistics
  • Bachelor of Science in Statistics – General Statistics
  • Bachelor of Science in Textiles and Clothing
  • Bachelor of Science in Textiles and Clothing – Marketing / Economics
  • Bachelor of Science in Textiles and Clothing – Textile Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Viticulture and Enology
  • Bachelor of Science in Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology
  • Minor in African American and African Studies
  • Minor in Agricultural Systems and Environment
  • Minor in American Studies
  • Minor in Anthropology
  • Minor in Applied Computing and Information Systems
  • Minor in Applied Physics
  • Minor in Art History
  • Minor in Art Studio
  • Minor in Asian American Studies
  • Minor in Atmospheric Science
  • Minor in Avian Sciences
  • Minor in Biological Sciences
  • Minor in Chemistry
  • Minor in Chicana / Chicano Studies
  • Minor in Classics
  • Minor in Communication
  • Minor in Community and Regional Development
  • Minor in Comparative Literature
  • Minor in Computer Science
  • Minor in Construction Engineering and Management
  • Minor in Contemporary Leadership
  • Minor in Dramatic Art
  • Minor in Economics
  • Minor in Education
  • Minor in Energy Policy
  • Minor in Energy Science and Technology
  • Minor in English
  • Minor in Entomology
  • Minor in Environmental Geology
  • Minor in Environmental Horticulture
  • Minor in Environmental Toxicology
  • Minor in Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity
  • Minor in Exercise Biology
  • Minor in Film Studies
  • Minor in French
  • Minor in Fungal Biology and Ecology
  • Minor in Geographic Information Systems
  • Minor in Geology
  • Minor in Geophysics
  • Minor in German
  • Minor in Global and International Studies
  • Minor in History and Philosophy of Science
  • Minor in Hydrology
  • Minor in International Agricultural Development
  • Minor in International Science Studies
  • Minor in Italian
  • Minor in Jewish Studies
  • Minor in Landscape Restoration
  • Minor in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies
  • Minor in Linguistics
  • Minor in Luso-Brazilian Studies
  • Minor in Management
  • Minor in Managerial Economics
  • Minor in Mathematics
  • Minor in Medieval and Early Modern Studies
  • Minor in Music
  • Minor in Native American Studies
  • Minor in Nature and Culture
  • Minor in Nematology
  • Minor in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior
  • Minor in Nutrition
  • Minor in Oceanography
  • Minor in Optical Science and Engineering
  • Minor in Philosophy
  • Minor in Political Science – Public Service
  • Minor in Precision Agriculture
  • Minor in Psychology
  • Minor in Quantitative Biology and Bioinformatics
  • Minor in Russian
  • Minor in Science and Society
  • Minor in Sexuality Studies
  • Minor in Social and Ethnic Relations
  • Minor in Sociology – Organizational Studies
  • Minor in Soil Science
  • Minor in Spanish
  • Minor in Statistics
  • Minor in Textiles and Clothing
  • Minor in University Writing
  • Minor in War-Peace Studies

Campus

UC Davis has the largest campus by area of ​​any university in the University of California system. Located in the heart of the Central Valley near Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area, it even has its own airport and fire station.

Because UC Davis is one of the last “small-town universities,” the campus and the city are closely intertwined. In numbers, the ratio of students to locals is 1:4.

On the university campus you will find the Mondavi Center for Performing Arts, various art galleries and museums such as the Design Museum and much more. The university is now considered a “bicycle university” because you see an unusually large number of cyclists on campus. There are also many special facilities for them in road traffic on the site.

  • Campusplan der University of California Davis

Housing

International students at the University of California Davis typically live close to campus while studying USA.

In summer, international students can also live in student residences on campus.

The following accommodation options are available:

  • Private Apartments / Hotels

The college town of Davis

Davis, in Northern California, is a small town of about 64,000 people, located just 120 kilometers from San Francisco and 211 kilometers from Lake Tahoe. There is skiing and snowboarding, and the Pacific Ocean to the west invites water sports. The symbol of the city is a penny farthing because Davis is considered a bicycle city and has a well-developed bike path system by American standards.

In terms of climate, the city can be described as Mediterranean, because the summers are hot and dry, the winters are relatively mild, and the temperatures only drop below freezing on a few days. Davis is strongly ecologically oriented; there is a regular organic market (Farmers Market), an organic supermarket (Food Coop) and one of California’s oldest organic festivals (Whole Earth Day). Worthwhile attractions are, for example, the Wetlands with their unique wet biotope or the Design Museum.

University of California Davis