University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES

Brief information

According to AbbreviationFinder, the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), founded in 1919 and given its current name in 1927, has been one of the most renowned American universities for years and is the second oldest university in the University of California system. The 2016 US News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings ranked UCLA second among all US public universities and 23rd overall.

Eight of the current UCLA resident professors and many alumni are Nobel laureates; others have received other important awards for their achievements, such as the well-known Pulitzer Prize.

In addition, UCLA is considered one of the most ethnically diverse and diverse universities in the world with students from every state in the United States and more than 100 other countries. Their curricula are designed to encourage both intellectual and social responsibility in their students.

Part of the university is what is known as the University of California Los Angeles Extension. Here, students have the opportunity to complete semesters abroad, postgraduate courses, or continuing education programs.

  • University of California Los Angeles Extension website
  • University of California Los Angeles website

University facts

Year of foundation: 1919

Type of university: State university

Number of Students: Total 40700, 27200 Undergraduate, 12100 Postgraduate, International 2000

Accreditations:

  • WSCUC (WASC Senior Association of Schools and Colleges)

Academic year:

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

Study programs

  • postgraduate studies
  • semester abroad

High-performing international students have recently had the opportunity to study at UCLA for one to three trimesters as part of the Study Abroad at UCLA Program. The US semester program offers you the unique opportunity to get an insight into studying at one of the most renowned and well-known American universities and to benefit from both the excellent quality of teaching and the unique atmosphere on campus.

The Study Abroad at UCLA Program is based at the UCLA Extension, the university’s continuing education arm, because they have the most experience with looking after international visiting students and handling the necessary visa formalities.

However, participants in the program can, of course, take courses from UCLA’s regular range of lectures. Students can choose from the range of courses offered by the UCLA College of Letters and Sciences, which includes the areas of humanities, life sciences, physical sciences and social sciences. Unfortunately, it is not possible to take courses from other disciplines and faculties.

In addition to attending courses from the regular UCLA range of courses, courses from the UCLA Extension range of courses can also be selected – however, experience has shown that these are often not recognized at German universities and technical colleges, so that the regular University courses from the UCLA College of Letters and Sciences are generally recommended for German students.

Important: Unfortunately, it is not possible to take courses in the field of Economics at the College of Letters and Sciences. If business administration courses are to be taken, this can only be done via the courses offered by the UCLA Extension. As the final authority, the professors on site decide

on admission to the individual courses based on the available places and the individual previous knowledge of the applicants.

The Study Abroad at UCLA Program is offered in the Fall, Winter and Spring Quarters. Anyone who would like to (also) spend the Summer Quarter at UCLA can do so as part of the UCLA Summer Sessions. More information on this program can be found on the University of California Los Angeles profile.

When combining the Study Abroad at UCLA Program with the Summer Sessions, there are a few special features to consider, which we will of course be happy to inform you about in detail if necessary.

  • University of California Los Angeles Extension semester program

Fees

  • Fall Quarter 2022

program fee

$4995.00

Course Fees (minimum amount)

$2400.00

application fee

$300.00

Tuition fees vary depending on the type of courses taken and typically range from US$2,400 to US$6,400.

For visa-related reasons, at least 12 units must be taken, which corresponds to three courses.

  • Tuition at the University of California Los Angeles Extension

Financing options

Attention semester students! If you participate in the Study Abroad at UCLA Program for at least two trimesters, you can apply for Auslands-BAföG.

If a grant is approved, you will not only be waived part of the tuition fees (up to EUR 4,600), but you will also receive support for living and travel expenses as well as health insurance.

Requirements

In order to participate in the Study Abroad at UCLA program, applicants must have completed at least two semesters of study and have good grades at the start of the program.

In addition, applicants must have a sufficiently good knowledge of English. These must be proven using a standardized language test such as the TOEFL or the IELTS. In some cases, the DAAD language test is also accepted in combination with other language certificates.

If you have a TOEFL score between 91 and 99 points, you must also enroll in a language course. In this course, credit points are obtained and the students learn the most important language skills for a course of study. The language course is not necessary for higher TOEFL results.

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 (in connection with language test on site)
IELTS 7.0
TOEFL (internet based) 91 (better: 100)

The language certificate cannot be submitted later.

  • University of California Los Angeles Extension Application Requirements

Degrees/Courses

Degrees/Courses in English – Undergraduate

  • Accounting & Taxation (Extension)
  • Architecture & Interior Design (Extension)
  • Bachelor of Arts in African Languages
  • Bachelor of Arts in Afro-American Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in American Indian Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in American Literature and Culture
  • Bachelor of Arts in Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations
  • Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Applied Linguistics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Arabic
  • Bachelor of Arts in Art History
  • Bachelor of Arts in Asian American Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Asian Humanities
  • Bachelor of Arts in Asian Religions
  • Bachelor of Arts in Central and East European Languages ​​and Cultures
  • Bachelor of Arts in Chicana and Chicano Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Chinese
  • Bachelor of Arts in Classical Civilization
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature
  • Bachelor of Arts in Earth and Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in English
  • Bachelor of Arts in European Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in French
  • Bachelor of Arts in French and Linguistics
  • Bachelor of Arts in German
  • Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Greek
  • Bachelor of Arts in Greek and Latin
  • Bachelor of Arts in Hebrew
  • Bachelor of Arts in History
  • Bachelor of Arts in Iranian Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Italian
  • Bachelor of Arts in Italian and Special Fields
  • Bachelor of Arts in Japanese
  • Bachelor of Arts in Jewish Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Korean
  • Bachelor of Arts in Latin
  • Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Asian Languages ​​and Cultures
  • Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and English
  • Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and French
  • Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Italian
  • Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Scandinavian Languages
  • Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Spanish
  • Bachelor of Arts in Middle Eastern and North African Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music History
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Arts in Physics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
  • Bachelor of Arts in Portuguese
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Russian Language and Literature
  • Bachelor of Arts in Russian Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Scandinavian Languages ​​and Cultures
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Southeast Asian Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Spanish
  • Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Community and Culture
  • Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Linguistics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Portuguese
  • Bachelor of Arts in Study of Religion
  • Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Science in Astrophysics
  • Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric, Oceanic and Environmental Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
  • Bachelors of Science in Biology
  • Bachelor of Science in Biophysics
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry – General
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry – Materials Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Computational and Systems Biology
  • Bachelor of Science in Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Geology
  • Bachelor of Science in Geology – Engineering Geology
  • Bachelor of Science in Geology – Paleobiology
  • Bachelor of Science in Geophysics – Applied Geophysics
  • Bachelor of Science in Geophysics – Geophysics and Space Physics
  • Bachelor of Science in Individual Field of Concentration
  • Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics – Applied Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics – Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics – Economics
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics for Teaching
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics of Computation
  • Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics
  • Bachelor of Science in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology
  • Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience
  • Bachelor of Science in Physics
  • Bachelor of Science in Physiological Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology
  • Bachelor of Science in Statistics
  • Business & Management (Extension)
  • Design & Arts (Extension)
  • Digital Technology (Extension)
  • Education (Extension)
  • engineering
  • entertainment
  • Environmental Studies & Public Policy (Extension)
  • Finance & Investments (Extension)
  • Health Care & Counseling (Extension)
  • Humanities & Social Sciences (Extension)
  • Landscape Architecture & Horticulture (Extension)
  • Languages ​​(Extension)
  • Legal (Extension)
  • Real Estate (Extension)
  • Sciences & Math (Extension)
  • Writing & Journalism (Extension)

Campus

UCLA is located about five miles west of downtown Los Angeles. With its lush landscape design, its numerous gardens and its impressive Romanesque architecture, the campus is not only a beautiful place, but also a kind of haven from the hectic life in the metropolis.

In addition to excellently equipped lecture buildings and institutes, there are also several sports stadiums, a huge sports hall, a swimming pool that attracts many students, especially in summer, and a very modern library on the large site.

Student life at UCLA is concentrated in the center of the campus. There are various restaurants and cafes, the UCLA Store and other buildings. Westwood Village, south of the UCLA campus, is a popular student area with several movie theaters and good nightlife. To the north of the university is the famous Sunset Boulevard.

  • University of California Los Angeles Extension campus maps

Housing

The University of California Los Angeles Extension does not offer its own housing, so the university’s Community Housing Office is happy to help with the search.

The following accommodation options are available:

  • Private apartments / hotels

The college city of Los Angeles

Los Angeles, the city of angels, is the second largest city in the USA after New York with almost four million inhabitants and is located on the Pacific Ocean and on the Los Angeles River. It is the economic, business and cultural center of California, the world’s largest location for the aerospace industry and well known for the local film and music scene. Los Angeles is also known as the Horizontal City because of the relatively small number of skyscrapers and the large urban area.

The city is located in the subtropical climate zone, but due to its proximity to the ocean, the temperatures are pleasant with an annual average of 16.5 °C. Even in winter, temperatures rarely drop below 15°C. Above all, the beaches are well-known, such as Malibu, which is inhabited by numerous celebrities, Venice Beach with its Venice Boardwalk, where musicians and other artists meet at weekends, or Santa Monica, the oldest, largest and most famous seaside resort in the world, where many writers and rock stars live. The parks in the city are home to numerous recreational and cultural facilities, such as Griffith Park with the Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum, a planetarium, the Los Angeles Zoo and an observatory, which offers a good view of the Hollywood Sign north of the city city ​​has.

Centrally located Elysian Park is home to Dodgers Stadium and the LA Police Academy. Other places worth seeing are the History Center of the Californian Historical Society, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the well-known Civic Center with various government buildings, including City Hall, and the Music Center for Performing Arts, the Hollywood Bowl natural amphitheater in the hills and of course the Universal Studios in Universal City. If you hit the nightlife, with a bit of luck you can meet stars, for example in a club in Hollywood, on the Sunset Strip or just on the beach.

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)