Summer Session

The UC Santa Cruz Summer Session is open to all international students, including Exchange/Visiting students who may choose to start their studies early or extend them into the summer, on a fee-paying basis only, but at significantly reduced tuition rates and discounted on-campus housing rates.


  • 300 different classes across 30 departments including Introduction to 3D printing, Laser Cutting, Cell and Molecular Biology, Game Design Experience, Ecology and Evolution, and more!


  • Tuition is almost 70% below non-resident tuition charged during the regular academic year
  • Over 40 online-only courses offered every summer that you can take from anywhere
  • On-campus Housing discounted by 50% from the regular academic year
  • $680 award is provided to students who successfully complete 15 credits or more


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