Exellor and UCSC Extension

UCSC Extension - 9 month-Certification Programs for International Students


Exellor is an authorized agent that works with the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) Silicon Valley extension International Programs office to provide opportunities for students outside the United States of America to undergo a 9 month certification program in one of the following disciplines:

1. Bio-Sciences

2. Business and Management

3. Education

4. Engineering and Technology

UCSC Extension issues I-20 for International Students who apply and get selected for these certification programs. Students arrive on a F-1 VISA to the United States to complete the Certification Program at the UCSC Extension, Silicon Valley. Upon successful completion of the 9 month certification program, the students can apply for an OPT (Optional Practical Training) with the US Department of Homeland Security which allows the students to work for any valid employer in the United States for a period of one year after completion of the certificate program.

These programs are ideal for students outside the United States who are interested in seeking a short term world class education in their chosen field and who are interested in gaining work experience in the United States.

Exellor provides the following services to the students who are applying from outside the United States:

1. Evaluate student backgrounds to help them understand the various certificate programs offered by the UCSC Extension

2. Pre-qualify them for the Certificate Program

3. Apply to the chosen Certificate Program on behalf of the student

4. Guide the students to obtain financing required for the program (through our partnerships with Financial Institutions)

5. Guide students on the VISA process to obtain a F-1

6. Provide Internship opportunities (as applicable) during the Certificate Program at various technology companies in the Silicon Valley

7. Provide guidance to the students on housing, living and other logistics before travel to the US, during the Certification program and after completion of the Certificate Program

8. All students who apply through Exellor will receive a $150 Application fee waiver

Exellor provides turn-key guidance to students from the time the student makes a decision to pursue the UCSC Certification Program till the completion of the program and even provides internship opportunities during the program that the student may avail.

All students interested in these programs  - please contact our team by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following details:

1. Full Name (First Name, Last Name)

2. Location, Complete mailing address

3. Email ID

4. Contact phone

5. Details of your 4 yr or 3 yr degree - your major, college

6. Reason for pursuing a Certificate Program in the United States



About UCSC Extension Programs


UCSC Extension professional certificate programs are open to international students and are located in the heart of Silicon Valley, which is renowned as the world center of cutting edge IT innovation, the economic powerhouse of global business, and the dreamland for entrepreneurs.

The region is home to many of the world's largest technology corporations. Silicon Valley continues to be the leading hub for high-tech development, accounting for one-third of all of the venture capital investment in the United States.

The University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) is one of 10 campuses within the prestigious University of California system, one of the nation’s premier public institutions of higher education. The University of California has one of the most highly regarded systems of education in the world.


UCSC Certificate Programs

There are over 40 certificate programs offered by the University of Santa Cruz (UCSC) extension.

The calendar for registering in these courses is shown below:

To read details about these certification programs click here

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