UCLA Study Abroad Program

The UCLA Study Abroad Program provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for undergraduate students to study at the University of California, Los Angeles, ranked 18th in the 2024 Times Higher Education world university rankings. Applications for 2024 are now open!

Information sessions

Learn more about the UCLA Study Abroad Program at one of our information sessions on Tuesday 16, Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 of April. See available times and register here.

Apply now to study at UCLA in 2024

This adventure of a lifetime will enable you to:

  • Gain invaluable international experience
  • Study at UCLA, ranked 21st in the world (Times Higher Education rankings 2023)
  • Live on campus and experience the richness of American college life
  • Accelerate your study by receiving credit towards your degree
  • Spend your winter break enjoying the Californian summer
  • Make long-lasting US connections and friendships

The program runs during the Australian winter break, during which you will complete two UCLA subjects (equivalent to 6 credit points). You can choose from hundreds of courses offered by UCLA from a variety of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, education, science, music, etc.

Applications for 2024 are now open!

Important information about the program, including how to apply, is provided below. Applications close midnight, 22 April 2024.

About UCLA Summer Sessions

As a renowned public university located in a major urban setting, UCLA offers students a unique opportunity to pair quality academics with the excitement and cultural offerings of Los Angeles.

UCLA Summer Sessions offers more than 700 classes across dozens of disciplines. Courses are taught by a top-notch faculty, which includes a number of Pulitzer Prize, Nobel Prize, and National Medal of Science winners.

UCLA’s beautiful campus features lush landscaping and handsome architecture. Beyond campus, UCLA sits right by the popular college town, Westwood Village, where students have easy access to a wide array of shops, restaurants, theatres, museums, and other activities. Other common student haunts nearby include Santa Monica’s Pier and Promenade, Downtown’s eateries and nightlife, Hollywood’s shows and orchestra, and Venice’s beach and food trucks.

Most students find that living on campus is convenient and enjoyable during their tenure at UCLA. Visiting students have the option of living in university dorms, suites, and apartments, which offer many advantages. UCLA provides comfortably furnished residence halls and residential suites located within easy walking distance of classrooms, libraries, and recreational facilities.

To ensure you hit the ground running, the program will include pre-departure enrolment, housing and visa sessions, assistance with credit approval as well as cultural activities in LA.


Find out if you are eligible for this exciting program

How to apply

Applying is easy!

Important dates

Key dates to put in your diary

Units of study

Choose from a range of units of study at UCLA

Costs and inclusions

Information about program costs

Refund policy

Important information about refunds

Financial assistance

Learn about options for financial assistance


Experience the richness of college life living on the UCLA campus.

Frequently asked questions

Your questions about the UCLA Study Abroad Program answered

Got a question?

Please email paulo.olivares@sydney.edu.au for more information.