Study abroad requires some financial planning and costs may differ from those in your home country.
California's temperate year-round climate, beaches, and wide variety of outdoor and cultural activities make it a desirable place to live. Housing tends to be the greatest expense for both California residents and visitors. The cost of living in urban and coastal areas is usually higher than other locations.
Actual costs will depend on your housing and lifestyle choices, including activities such as travel. Part-time, on-campus employment is permitted and is a good way to earn extra money, learn new skills and meet people. However, a part-time job would not be sufficient to pay your living expenses. Ask your home university about financial support options.
Please consider the following costs.
|English Language Test||$200 approx. fee varies by location|
|Visa Application||$160 + any applicable reciprocity fees|
|Materials Fees (labs, supplies, etc.)||Varies depending on the course requirements|
|Books and Supplies||$1,300|
|Housing and meals||$18,700|
All costs are estimates only and subject to change (Source UC Admissions 2023-24 estimates).