University of California, Riverside

Study and live in sunny Southern California at the University of California,Riverside.

Why study at University of California Riverside (UCR)?

UCR Campus: the beautiful 14,400 hectare campus is a city on to itself, with restaurants, cineplex, sports arenas, cafés, festivals, concerts and there is even a botanical garden. Everything you need to live and study is on UCR campus or nearby. Remember it is a big campus, so like Californian students get a bike or skateboard to get to class to on time. 

Academic Excellence: UCR is one of ten Universities of California, campuses,  which are often considered one of the best public university system in the world. UCR is also an important research center in southern California in many areas such as Engineering and Science. In fact, UCR is home to two Nobel Prize winners!

Housing: you have many options. If you want to live on campus there is International Village which is a five minutes walk to the UCR Extension Office, or choose a place off campus. 

Cost of living: UCR is a lot less expensive than many of the urban areas in California, such as Los Angeles, Santa Barbara or San Francisco. Therefore, the money you save studying at UCR you can use to travel during vacations and weekends. 

Study Abroad or study a Postgraduate Diploma

University Credit Program (UCP) : with the UCP, you can study as a visiting student for one (12 weeks) , two (24 weeks) or three quarters (36 weeks - one entire academic year) at UCR and earn academic credit towards your degree at your university.  Both visiting undergraduate and postgraduate students are welcome. As a large research university with over 20,000, students you can choose from many areas of studies – from Art, Communications, Management, Education, Engineering, Computer and Science to Theatre and Music.

Postgraduate Diplomas (PGD) : if you already have a Bachelor degree - are you looking to specialize and prepare yourself for your future career? The PGD will give you the knowlegde and work experience you need to jump start your professional career. All the PGD's are 3 quarters in length (12 weeks per quarter). In the 1st quarter,  you will begin your studies with six core management courses and then continue in the second quarter with a specialization in the area of your interest. Areas of specialization include: Digital Marketing, Big Data Technologies, Event Management, Project Management, Sports Management, Engineering Management, Bioengineering or Tourism Hospitality. In the 3rd quarter, all PGD students will do a 12 week guaranteed professional internship in the US. 

OPT - work for one year  in the US: After graduating from the PGD, you are eligible for paid employment in the US for up to 1 year through the OPT (Occupational Practical Training). Our Career Consultants will assist you in finding the perfect company to start your career in the US. Return home with a postgraduate diploma from a prestigious university, international work experience and the experience of living and working in California. 

The Southern Californian Lifestyle !

UCR is located in the heart of Southern California. UCR is close to many of the famous destinations in Southern California, such as Los Angeles, Hollywood, Disneyland, San Diego, Las Vegas and Palm Springs. For nature lovers you will find Joshua Tree National Park, Big Bear Ski Resort, and the surf beaches of the Pacific Ocean around an hour away. In fact, southern California is one of the few places in the world where you can ski in the morning and surf in the afternoon.

If you like warm weather, UCR is a great choice. Winter? The average temperature in January is 20 C.  With a Mediterranean climate you will enjoy over 300 sunny days per year.  

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Subjects you can take at University of California, Riverside


26,809: Postgraduate and Undergraduate

2,122: International Students

101: Undergraduate degree programs

2: Noble Prize Winners

350: Student clubs and organization

Partial Scholarships for Dream Studies applicants

All students who apply through Dream Studies Abroad are entitled to a partial scholarships for the UCP  for each quarter of studies of the UCP at UCR Extension for 12 units per quarter (normally 4 courses).   The scholarship is for one, two or three quarters. UCR is on the quarter system (12 weeks per quarter) and the academic year is 3 quarters. 

In additon, PGD students are eligible for partial scholarships for the 36 week - one academic year - program. 


This offer expires on 2024-12-31

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