Support Services for a Successful Experience

As an international student, you will have access to most facilities and privileges available at UC Davis. These include libraries, wireless internet access, sports and recreational facilities, the Memorial Union, the Student Health and Wellness Center, the Unitrans bus system and more—sometimes with a small additional fee. We also provide students with personal assistance and advising on academic and visa issues, grade reports and continuous help-desk assistance.


  • Free paper-based TOEFL exams at the end of each 10-week quarter
  • Mid-term, paper-based TOEFL exam for a fee
  • TOEIC exam at the end of each quarter for a fee


This school is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant students.

Medical Insurance

Students participating in the International English and Professional Programs (IEPP) must have health insurance. Students who have health insurance that is valid in the United States must show proof of insurance coverage in English at registration (a minimum of $500,000 U.S. dollars in coverage). Otherwise, students must purchase health insurance at registration. IEPP provides excellent coverage at a rate of $45 per week.*

Immunization Requirements

The purpose of immunization is to protect students and the campus from epidemic outbursts. We recommend that students consult their personal physicians prior to arrival in the United States regarding the recommended vaccinations. Learn about UC Davis' requirements/recommendations for immunization.


UC Davis is a Smoke and Tobacco Free Campus. Smoking is not allowed in campus buildings, including dormitories, or on campus property, including parking lots and rental units.

To learn about free tobacco cessation services available to all registered students, visit the Student Health and Counseling Services' Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Intervention Services or call (530) 752-6334 for one-on-one assistance.

Preparation for Your Departure

Before you travel to your program, make sure you have your immigration documents (I-20, passport and visa) and proof of medical insurance in English (if purchased at home). You may also want to book in advance your transportation from the airport to your destination in Davis.

Getting to Davis from the Sacramento or San Francisco Airport

The Davis Airporter provides airport transportation from the Sacramento International Airport and the San Francisco International Airport to Davis. This shuttle service charges $23* per person (discounts vary for additional people) for transportation from the Sacramento International Airport and $85* per person (discounts vary for additional people) for transportation from the San Francisco International Airport. For more information, visit them online, call (530) 756-6715 or (800) 565-5153 or fax (530) 750-5311.

*Fees subject to change.