Welcome International Students


UC Santa Cruz Summer Session has an open enrollment policy and is available to all international students. In 2021 all summer courses will be offered remotely, therefore there is no need to apply for a visa to take classes if you are outside of the US.  UCSC will not be issuing immigration documents for those who wish to only enroll in Summer Session. If you need to transfer your SEVIS record to UCSC, please contact istudent@ucsc.edu to discuss eligibility before you request your transfer.

Next Steps to Attend

Important Dates 

  • May 1 - Enrollment opens (all courses taught remotely in 2021)
  • June 15 - Registration deadline

Tuition and Fees

  • $50 Registration Fee
  • $293.78 - Campus Fee
  • $279 - Tuition per credit
  • Minus $680 off 15 credits or more completed - Ambitious Summer Discount!

# credits

Tuition with Campus Fee

2 $851.78
5 $1688.78
7 $2,246.78
10 $3,083.78
12 $3,641.78 
15 $4,478.78 $3,798.78
  • There is no financial aid available for visiting students
  • Textbooks and other course materials are not included in tuition and campus fees

How to Pay

  • International payments can be made online from any bank in any country using Flywire or you can pay via Credit Card through your MyUCSC portal (instructions on our payment page). 


  • Students who complete 15 credits or more receive a $680 discount towards tuition. Students must stay enrolled in 15 or more credits for the $680 discount. It is applied in August, after the end of all drop periods.