• Application Deadline
  • 12 days
The Experience University Research (International High School) program at the University of California Irvine (UCI) is an academically challenging and culturally immersive program designed to help highly motivated students take advantage of a Top 10 university campus, building practical skills and gaining invaluable experience as they prepare to apply to college.
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The Experience University Research (International High School) program at the University of California Irvine (UCI) is ideal for international high school students over the age of 15 with high English proficiency. 


  • Enhance your resume or university applications by taking university elective courses taught by UCI faculty and field experts—with no risk or affected GPAs!
  • Get involved in hands-on learning in some of UCI’s strongest fields of study: social ecology, engineering, business management and entrepreneurship.
  • Develop academic research, writing, and presentation skills in English
  • Partner with native English-speaking UCI students to complete assignments and learn about campus life.
  • Explore Southern California with university staff
  • Enjoy UCI recreational and dining facilities (includes convenient campus meal plan)
  • Live in UCI dormitories
  • Earn a UCI Certificate of Participation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 days
    • Duration description

      Part-time options available for students traveling on the ESTA waiver program.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Academic Presentation Skills 
  • Research Methodology
  • Environmental Policy and Technology
  • Engineering
  • Business
  • Conversation and Culture

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • 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.

General Requirements

  • Available to high school student groups (minimum age: 15 years old)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4250 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4250 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 days.
  • National

    4250 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4250 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 days.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Housing Deposit: $200

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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