• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #11 (ARWU) Beverly Hills, CA, United States
The study of Arabic major from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)opens the door to the rich history and culture of the Middle East and North Africa. Classical Arabic is the language of religion. Modern standard Arabic is the language of formal culture and the communication media. 
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The Arabic dialects are the language of daily life. The major in Arabic introduces students to each of these varieties of Arabic and to their respective literatures.

Learning Outcomes

The Arabic major from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has the following learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrated written and oral mastery of the Arabic language
  • Demonstrated knowledge of other Arabic dialects such as Iraqi, Egyptian, etc.
  • Demonstrated specific skills and expertise, including research, analysis, and writing
  • Ability to read texts in Arabic, and to analyze the language and cultural context
  • Identification, evaluation, and analysis of historical monuments, time periods, vocabulary, concepts, and historical figures

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Elementary Standard Arabic
  • Elementary Standard Arabic: Intensive
  • Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars
  • Honors Seminars
  • Honors Contracts
  • Student Research Program

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:


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General Requirements

To be considered for admission to UCLA, international students must have completed secondary school with a superior average in academic subjects and have earned a certificate of completion which enables the student to be admitted to a university in the home country.

Students who have attended school under the British system must present five GCSE/Ordinary-Level examinations and at least three Advanced-Level examinations with superior grades. Results of Advanced-Subsidiary or Higher-Level exams should also be submitted. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42993 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42993 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    42993 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42993 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    13239 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13239 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Beverly Hills

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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