International Applicants Fall into Two Categories:
Non-U.S. citizens/permanent residents (these applicants must obtain a work visa on their own)
Citizens/permanent residents with undergraduate degrees from outside the U.S.
Meeting UCLA’s English Language Requirement
If you did not receive your bachelor’s degree in an Anglophone country, you must certify proficiency in English when you apply to UCLA. This applies to U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents as well as international applicants.
Exemption from the proficiency exam requirement is allowed only if the applicant has completed two years of full-time study or holds a bachelor's (or higher) degree from a university in a country in which English is BOTH the spoken language and medium of instruction (e.g., Australia, Barbados, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, United Kingdom).
Applicants educated in India, Pakistan or Singapore are required to take the exam.
Citizenship, U.S. residence and/or work experience are not substitutes for meeting the requirement.
TOEFL and IELTS scores are considered valid for only two years
TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language
Applicants may opt to take the TOEFL - TEST OF ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE. TOEFL scores should be sent to your major department. Be sure to list the TOEFL institution code for UCLA 4837.
IELTS - International English Language Testing System
Applicants may opt to take the IELTS - INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTING SYSTEM. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your Test Report Form (TRF) Number located at the bottom right-hand corner of every Test Report Form to verify your scores.