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University of California, Santa Barbara - International Programs

University of California, Santa Barbara - International Programs

University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) is part of the 10-campus University of California system, and is one of the most respected public research universities in the world. UCSB’s faculty includes six Nobel Prize recipients.  

UCSB International Programs welcomes students from around the world for study and for fun.  As a student here, you will be part of an internationally recognized program, with excellent resources, innovative teaching methods, flexible curriculum and academic services that offer an exceptional experience in a beautiful location, on the cliffs of the Pacific Ocean.



You and 360 days of sunshine, pristine ocean, steps away from your classroom, California dreaming among the world’s best and brightest. The staff at UC Santa Barbara International Programs welcomes you to our campus.


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Why study at University of California, Santa Barbara - International Programs

Beautiful, safe, and inclusive, UCSB, and Santa Barbara in general, is the perfect place to combine academics and leisure. Academically top-ranked, UCSB provides a wonderful education, as well as affords many experiences outside of the classroom. If you want to experience California, and all it has to offer, this is the perfect place. Santa Barbara is situated between Los Angeles and San Francisco, and gives students the ability to travel easily throughout the state.

Awards & Accreditations

#7 Ranked Public University in the US

US News (2020)

Top 25 American Research Universities 

MUP (2020)

Top 50 university in the world 

THE (2020)

6 Nobel Prize Winning faculty

Member of Association of American Universities 


Student services & facilities

Students have access to:

  • Recreation Center
  • Completely renovated library
  • Office of International Students and Scholars
  • Sporting and other campus events
  • Unlimited public transportation use

Student lifestyle

UCSB is the only university in the US (if not the world) to have its own beach! Students live a block from the ocean, and take advantage of surfing, skateboarding and biking. Santa Barbara also has the Santa Ynez mountains that allow for hiking, rock climbing and mountain biking.

On campus, students have access to the Recreation Center, which houses weightlifting areas, a rock climbing wall, tennis courts, basketball courts, and 2 large swimming pools. Additionally, club and intramural sports are offered as well. Working out is a big culture at UCSB!

Isla Vista, where are students live, is known for its fun and festive social atmosphere! It is a area where only students live and provides a lot of opportunity for parties and social gatherings. It is the perfect place for the US university experience.


Potential students can find accommodation recommendation and tips on our program website. It is the responsibility of each student to find their own accommodation.

Scholarships & funding

All students from who apply and are accepted to the University Immersion Program will receive a scholarship ranging from $800 - $1000 USD.


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Based on 2 reviews

Ron (Germany)
Your International Programs gave me the opportunity to come here, and be a part of a welcoming and innovative education atmosphere. For me, the opportunity to experience a UC campus is the most important thing!
Yiling (China)
Extension program gave me this chance to study at UCSB and get in touch with such good scholars and professors. The staff, instructors and TAs are always very friendly to solve our questions, and we can become closer with them and be more of a close community. Because of UCSB International Programs, and the connections I was given through them, ...
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University of California, Santa Barbara - International Programs

2166 Kerr Hall, UCSB
93106 Santa Barbara California

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