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University of California UCLA Preparation

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Address: 1145 Gayley Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024, United States
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Description University of California UCLA Preparation

  • Established: 1917
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Accommodation type: hostels, apartments, host families
  • Form of study: mixed.

UCLA Preparation is a center for continuing education from the top University of California Los Angeles. One of the oldest continuing education centers in America has been helping young people to reach their potential and successfully advance their careers for over 100 years.

UCLA Preparation continues to prove that a good education is the best investment. The center creates relevant professional courses, as a result, they can keep abreast of the latest trends in their field, increasing their competitiveness in the labor market.

The educational institution offers excellent conditions for students and working professionals:

  • Classes are held in the afternoon, evening or on weekends
  • Online courses available
  • Short duration of programs (on average 3 months)
  • One day master classes
  • Practice in the specialty
  • Prestigious certifications from the University of California Los Angeles
  • Affordable prices.

Here you can explore:

  • American English for Study and Work
  • Design
  • Architecture
  • Art and photography
  • Management
  • Right
  • Mathematics
  • Business and finance
  • Construction
  • Communications
  • Programming and technology
  • Music
  • Information Systems
  • Landscape design
  • Journalism.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in University of California UCLA Preparation

Program name

Certificate courses

  • Age: 21+
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Duration: 2 weeks - 3 months
  • Cost: from $ 700 per course.

Certificate courses are designed for professionals with basic education who want to pursue career development, change jobs or get the most up-to-date information about the profession. The level of training in the courses is at the highest level: students will study in depth the professional field, combining theory and practice. Lessons are delivered by industry experts, practitioners and academics.

What students get from the courses:

  • Increase in potential salary with unique skills and a prestigious certificate from UCLA
  • Ability to stay up to date with the latest trends and technologies in the industry
  • Professional readiness for new tasks, an expanded area of responsibility or for work in a new specialty
  • The ability to combine study with work
  • Access to a job fair and alumni association.

Benefits of certificate programs:

  • Concentrated curricula
  • Shorter in duration and lower in cost than academic programs
  • They are aimed at specific practical goals - studying a specific area or acquiring a valuable skill.


  • 85% of those who completed the courses recommend them to other students
  • 85% confirmed a career lift after completing the program
  • 50% of students were able to earn more immediately after completing the course.

What you can study:

Accounting, taxes, audit

Training for executives

Architecture and design

Business communications

Business and interior design

Business Basics

Digital design for architects and designers

Business and advertising

History of spatial art

Business and international trade

Business and Leadership

Business and management

Business and Marketing

Project management

Commerce and trade

Branding and PR

Financial management

Digital storytelling


Product management

Digital marketing

The photo


Digital technology

Information Security

Teaching English as a foreign language



System analysis

Acting skills


Film and television



Elementary education


Business and Management in the Entertainment Industry



Preparing for medicine


Producer business

from 9 900 $ / 12 weeks

Study Abroad at UCLA

  • Age: 18+
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Duration: 12 weeks.

The program is designed for students wishing to spend a semester at an American university, get acquainted with the training system and receive valuable credits in their specialty. Program participants choose which subjects they will attend with their undergraduate students. In addition, students can choose to study day or night.

Requirements for applicants:

  • TOEFL 7.0
  • The transcript of the student's grades at the home university must correspond to 3 GPA points
  • Letter of recommendation
  • List of Courses You Want to Take at UCLA
  • Motivation letter
  • Request
  • Non-refundable deposit payment.

What you can study:

Scientific area



Comparative linguistics, foreign languages, linguistics, music, philosophy

Life sciences

Biology, cognitive science, ecology, immunology, microbiology, psychology

Scientific cycle

Astronomy, chemistry, space, physics, mathematics, statistics

Social Sciences

Anthropology, archeology, communications, economics, management, political science, sociology

from 11 840 $ / 12 weeks

Academic Intensive English Program

  • Dates: 4.01-12.03, 29.03-4.06, 21.06-10.09, 21.06-30.07, 2.08-10.09, 27.09-3.12
  • Age: 18+
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Duration: 6-12 weeks.

The academic English course is aimed at improving the basic language skills: reading, speaking and writing, listening comprehension. Special attention is paid to preparation for TOEFL. The course consists of 23 lessons per week, the duration of the lesson is 50 minutes.

from 5 160 $ / 3 weeks

Intensive English Communication Program

  • Dates: 28.09-17.12, 28.09-22.10, 26.10-19.11, 23.11-17.12, 4.01-25.03, 4.01-28.01, 1.02-25.02, 1.03-25.03, 29.03-17.06, 29.03-22.04, 26.04-20.05, 26.04-20.05, 24.05-17.06, 28.06-10.09
  • Age: 18+
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Duration: 3-12 weeks.

A practical course for students wishing to improve their communication skills. The program includes 20 lessons per week, the duration of the lesson is 50 minutes.

The UCLA Language Center is:

  • Prestigious study at a top university
  • High quality language programs
  • Top teachers
  • Access to infrastructure and events on the university campus
  • Safe and scenic environment
  • Extracurricular activities - cinema, museums, shopping.

American Culture and Communication Course

  • Dates: 28.09-22.10, 26.10-19.11, 23.11-17.12, 4.01-28.01, 1.02-25.02, 1.03-25.03, 29.03-22.04, 26.04-20.05, 24.05-17.06, 28.06-22.07, 26.07-19.08, 23.08-10.09
  • Age: 18+
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Duration: from 4 weeks.

The American Culture course will help you improve your language skills and explore American culture.

Accommodation, housing and food

International students most often live off campus: in host families, student residences or rented apartments. Only language course participants can expect to stay on campus.

UCLA Preparation programs do not include living expenses, so a separate budget is required for housing during the study. The price range is very wide - examples of student accommodation with prices:

Women's Dorm Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority House

  • 3250 $ for 10-12 weeks
  • Location: 15 minutes walk
  • Meals included
  • Wi-Fi, laundry, common areas
  • Open all year round.

Westwood Hall - hostel

  • 1100 $ -1350 $ per month
  • Location: 15 minutes walk
  • Meals included
  • Computer center, recreation areas
  • Rental duration: 4, 12, 24 or 36 weeks.

Podshare - hostel

  • 40 $ per night
  • Location: 10 minutes walk
  • Self service
  • Shared bathrooms, kitchen, bicycle parking, laundry, car parking.

Student International Housing - Host Families

  • $ 875-$ 875 per month
  • Location: 10-30 minutes by bus
  • Meals included
  • Open all year round
  • You can rent it for at least 4 months.

The Plaza Luxury Apartments - apartments

  • 800 $ -1025 $ per month
  • Self service
  • Open all year round.

Oakwood Corporate Housing (Palazzo Westwood Village or Marina Del Rey) - luxury apartment

  • 3390 $ -7600 $ per month
  • Location: 10-30 minutes walk
  • Self service
  • Laundry, fitness room, swimming pool, maids
  • Open all year round.

Hoolihome Apartments

  • $ 1500 per month (single room), $ 800 (double room)
  • Location: 6-15 minutes walk
  • Self service
  • Laundry, fitness room, swimming pool, jacuzzi, secured area, kitchen area in the room.

Events University of California UCLA Preparation

There are more than 400 hobby clubs and sports sections on the territory of the university. Foreign students get access to many of them for free or for a nominal fee:

  • Gymnastics
  • Fitness
  • Rock climbing
  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Dancing
  • Dancing
  • Martial arts
  • Athletics.

The campus regularly hosts sports events, team competitions and competitions:

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Rugby
  • Volleyball
  • Gymnastics
  • Baseball
  • Softball.

Equipment University of California UCLA Preparation

The university is located on 419 acres of green area and includes 174 buildings in different architectural styles. The university campus is a landscaped area with parks, gardens and fountains. There are also many cultural sites - museums and art galleries.

International students gain access to large infrastructure facilities, library centers, common areas and sports grounds:

  • John Wooden Recreation & Sports Center
  • Tennis center with 8 courts
  • Sunset Canyon Recreation Center
  • 25 and 50 meter pools
  • Picnic and BBQ areas.

UCLA University was one of the first to impose a strict ban on smoking on campus.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

  • The academic year at the university is divided into quarters, each for 10-12 weeks
  • Medical insurance is included in the tuition fee
  • Foreign students can find work in their free time, but only on the university campus and no more than 20 hours a week
  • Registration fee = $ 300.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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