The Exchange Visitor (J-1) Student Program is designed for degree or exchange students pursuing a full course of study at a post-secondary accredited academic institution in the United States. Students who intend to receive J-1 visa status for Degree programs or Non-degree programs at any time during their studies must have a ‘substantial’ portion (at least 51%) of their total expected expenses at UCLA covered by a source other than personal or family funds. Such funds may be identified as a scholarship, fellowship, or a grant/award from a government or academic institution, organization, or company.
Navigate this site for assistance on what you must do prior to arriving in the U.S., how to obtain your required legal documents to study at UCLA, and steps you must take to complete the mandatory immigration check-in and visa workshop requirement through the iSTART Orientation Program.
DCISS only serves students that have been admitted to UCLA. DCISS does not handle matters of admissions. Admissions inquiries must be directed to the UCLA Undergraduate Admissions Office or Graduate Division.