Information for International Students

International Student Enrollment: 

Summer Sessions at UC Santa Barbara offers open enrollment to all qualified domestic and international university students. For international students, studying at UCSB requires a valid I-20/F-1 visa. If you need to apply for a summer-only I-20/F-1 visa to attend the summer term, please prepare the following documentation prior to beginning the Summer Sessions application. They will be required to complete your application: 

  • Copy of your passport

  • Completed Office of International Students and Scholar (OISS) I-20 Request form.

  • Completed confirmation of Financial Resources form (Note: A minimum of $1650 per month is required).

  • Proof of English proficiency (see acceptable documentation below).

Applications open February 1st.
Click here to begin your Summer Sessions Application

English Proficiency

The following exams with minimum scores can be used to document English proficiency:

  • IELTS: 6.5

  • TOEFL: 

    • Internet-based test: 80

    • Paper-based test: 550

Deadlines to Apply for a Summer-Only I-20/F-1 Visa

April 6th: Application due date if you plan on taking courses in Session A, C, D, or E.
May 4th: Application due date if you plan on taking courses in Session B, F, or G.

Note: Newly admitted international students enrolled in the Freshman Summer Start Program (FSSP) or Transfer Summer should consult the OISS website for instructions.