Courses & Programs
Explore a world of opportunities with UC San Diego Division of Extended Studies! Whether you're an international student and would like to improve your English skills, complete a professional certificate, or take university credit courses, your journey begins here.
English Language Mastery for Success
Embark on a transformative language journey with our English language programs. Designed for adult international students, these immersive courses blend academic rigor with practical communication skills. Elevate your language proficiency and confidently navigate the global landscape.
The English Language Institute (ELI) at UC San Diego offers general English, academic English, and English for specific purposes. The ELI has 8 levels of instruction, from high-beginning to advanced. You progress to the next level once you meet specific language skills requirements.
Ready to begin your journey? Explore our diverse programs below and take the first step toward a brighter future.
English for General Purposes
English for Specific Purposes
World-Class Education, Worldwide Opportunitie: Take undergraduate and graduate courses for university credit at a top university in the U.S.
Dreaming of a U.S. university experience? If you are an excellent student and already have a high level of English proficiency, our University and Professional Studies program allows you to take UC San Diego or UC San Diego Division of Extended Studies courses for university credit. Immerse yourself in diverse subjects, earn university credits, and pave the way for a brighter future.
Universities in many countries count these credits towards their own bachelor’s or master’s degree programs. Course transferability is at the discretion of the home university and must be verified in advance by the student.
Unlock Professional Growth with Certificates
Ready to boost your career? Our professional certificates empower you with specialized knowledge and skills. Certificate courses vary from 1 to 3 quarters in duration (approximately 10 weeks to 9 months), with different topics including Business, Project Management, and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). Tailored for international learners, these programs offer a competitive edge in today's dynamic job market. Elevate your expertise and stand out in your field.
Business Certificates & Programs
Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certificate & Programs
These courses are intended for students who are outside the U.S. Live web-based class meetings are scheduled to meet online at published dates and times. Students meet with their instructor and classmates in real time.
UC San Diego Division of Extended Studies International Programs can create the perfect combination of studies and services for groups of more than 12 students, professors, or professionals. Each custom program is unique and designed according to your specifications. Find out more information about customized programs.