How to Apply to English Language or Certificate Programs

  1. First, learn which program is right for you by browsing this website.
  2. Complete the International Application Form (Pages A-C).
  3. Complete the Housing Application form to reserve housing (Page C).
  4. Include the non-refundable $150 Application Fee.
    UCI apartment/dormitory applicants also include the following non-refundable fees.
         $150 Housing Placement Fee
         $300 Housing Reservation Fee
    Please pay by credit card (VISA, MasterCard, or American Express), bank check or U.S. check made payable to: UC Regents. In order to ensure we are protecting sensitive credit card information, please do not send credit card information, including your personal account number, expiration date, and security code, via email. We kindly ask that any forms or documents containing any credit card information be sent via fax or mail or in person only.
  5. To receive your I-20 for a student visa, you must complete Page B of the application and attach a financial or bank statement to the application.
  6. If you are transferring from another school in the United States, you must provide a copy of your current and/or previous I-20s, copies of the front and back of your I-94 form OR a copy of the CBP admission stamp in your passport if you did not receive a paper I-94 form, passport, and visa.
  1. For applicants to the Certificate Programs only: Answer all questions on Page D of the application as fully as you can. Include a TOEFL/TOEIC score (or equivalent). Requirement for full-time study is a minimum of 12 units per quarter.
  2. Please email, mail, or fax your completed application and documents to:


    Email: uciesl@uci.edu

    Regular Mail:
         International Programs
         University of California, Irvine
         University Extension
         P.O. Box 6050
         Irvine, CA 92616-6050 U.S.A.

    Express Mail:
         International Programs
         University of California, Irvine
         University Extension
         Building I #238, Parking Lot 19A
         Pereira at Brandywine
         Irvine, CA 92697 U.S.A.

         Fax: 1-949-824-8065