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How to Apply

Apply today using one of the options below:

  1. You can complete an online application, and pay the $200 application fee online when you submit your online application.

  2. You can complete a PDF form and mail it along with the nonrefundable $200 application fee and your accompanying documents to:

    International English
    Division of Continuing and Professional Education
    University of California, Davis
    1333 Research Park Dr.
    Davis, CA 95618

  3. If you are not able to complete the application online or the PDF form, please contact us at and we will email a copy for you to fill out and mail back to us.

  4. If you are a transfer student already in the United States and would like to apply to our program after the application has closed, please email us at

You must have a high-school diploma or be at least 18 years old to enroll.

Here are some important points to remember:

  • Type your full name EXACTLY as it appears on your passport.
  • Be sure to check off the program and INDICATE the QUARTER and the YEAR you plan to attend.
  • Deadlines to apply are four weeks before the first day of the program due to visa delays; however, these dates are subject to change. Please note, we cannot guarantee you will have your visa by the course start date, so please apply for your visa as soon as possible. There may be long waiting periods for appointments, especially during May through August. 
  • Tell us if you will be applying for an F-1 student visa.
  • If you are transferring from another school or institution, please complete that section carefully.
  • To apply for an F-1 student visa, you will need documentation from the International English Program verifying you have been admitted to a course of study.
  • If you will be applying for an F-1 visa, you will need to send us a financial statement in U.S. dollars from your bank or a letter from your sponsor or parent(s) indicating you have the funds to support yourself while in the United States. If this financial statement is from a third party (e.g., a relative or employer), you must also provide a letter from the statement holder, stating he/she is willing to cover your tuition and living expenses while you take part in our program.
  • Please also submit a copy of your passport photo identity page.

Estimated Minimum Expenses*
(tuition, fees and living expenses)

View the 2019-2020 estimated expenses for the International English and Professional Programs. *All fees are subject to change without notice. 


Once you have submitted your application, the International English Programs issues your acceptance documents.

Once you have submitted all required documents, we will create your I-20, which is the certificate of eligibility you need to apply for your F-1 student visa. We will then send the I-20 to you by express mail, along with an acceptance letter and some general information about living in the United States.

For immigration and visa questions only, please contact us at We recommend you apply for your F-1 student visa as early as possible; however, keep in mind that while you can apply for the F-1 visa after you receive your I-20 and pay the I-901 fee (SEVIS fee, which can be paid online at, the U.S. consulate/embassy will not issue the visa more than 120 days before the start date listed on the I-20.

Final Application Checklist

Once we have received your application, we will email you instructions on how to complete the application process. Below is a list of the documents you will need to complete your application.

  • Financial statement and certification (originals to be provided on registration day)
  • Letter from financing sponsor, if applicable (with translation if needed)
  • Copy of passport photo identification page (for applicant and each dependent)
  • Copies of your F-1 Visa and I-20s (if already in the United States)
  • Proof of medical insurance (if purchased at home)
  • A list of any medical conditions you have, proof of recent immunizations and a TB test

For Professional Studies Program applicants ONLY:

  • Proof of English language proficiency. Direct the Educational Testing Services (ETS) to send your TOEFL score report to Division of Continuing and Professional Education, University of California, Davis. (Please remember to indicate UC Davis' ETS institution code: 2622.)
  • Documentation/Transcript of university coursework and grades

Deferral Fee

In the case students need to defer to a future quarter, a nonrefundable fee of $100 U.S. is required.


All payments can be made online by credit card. If you would prefer to pay via bank transfer or some other method, please work with our staff to work out the details.

Refund Policy

This policy only applies to the Intensive English Program, English for Science and Technology, Communication and Culture Program, and English for Global Business. Full tuition refunds will be granted for withdrawal requests received in writing two weeks before the first day of the program, minus a $50 processing fee. Seventy percent refunds will be granted for withdrawal requests received by the third day of instruction, minus a $50 processing fee. No refunds will be made for withdrawal after the third day of instruction.

Reminder for registration day in Davis

Be sure to bring your passport, I-20 acceptance documents, and proof of health insurance in English!


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