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    Application Deadline
  • 9 months
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Students can choose from one of the following tracks of study within IUPP that suits their best interest and educational goals:

  • IUPP General TrackThe General Track course plan is designed for students with a general course of study, especially useful for students who have not chosen a major.
  • IUPP Specialized TrackThe Specialized Track is developed for students with a specific course of study in mind and have been top-performing students in high school.
  • IUPP Accelerated Track (available in Fall 2019)The Accelerated Track is created for students who have demonstrated proficient English language skills and want to experience college life at a top university such as UCI while they are waiting for their university acceptances.
  • IUPP Fundamentals Track
  • This track offers students provisional acceptance to IUPP General or Specialized Tracks.

Key facts:

Learn more at the International Undergraduate Preparation Program - Freshman Entry program provided by University of California Irvine (UCI).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 9 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intensive English Reading and Vocabulary 
  • Intensive English
  • Speaking and Listening
  • Intensive English
  • Grammar and Writing
  • College Calculus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

Copies of your official academic transcripts for the last four years of high school (Grade 9th – 12th) to meet our minimum GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0 (or equivalent) in the UC’s A-G subject courses

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39800 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39800 USD for the full programme and a duration of 9 months.
  • National

    39800 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39800 USD for the full programme and a duration of 9 months.
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IUPP General Track

  • 9 months - $39,800  USD
  • 12 months - $43,000  USD

Living costs for Irvine

  • 1560 - 2590 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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