YSP International Students

International Students Info


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The information on this page is for international students only. As new information and procedures become available or are instituted, they will be listed here. 

The UC Davis Young Scholars Program accepts applications from any high achieving student who will be sixteen years of age by the first day of the summer program but not eighteen years of age by the last day of the program regardless of home country.  The application process for international students is identical to the process for all other students with the additional requirement that the international student must attach official verification of English language fluency to their application. This verification can be TESOL exam results or, if the student is from an English speaking country, a certified letter from a school official verifying that the student has sufficient English language skills to be successful in a rigorous academic program. 

Other information

  • In addition to the application process, accepted international students must contact the Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS) office for assistance completing visa requests.  The International Applicant FAQ, from the SISS, are attached below for your information. Upon acceptance, international students will be directed to the SISS for further processing. There is are additional fees for these services and the visa request.  Arrangements for payment of those fees will be communicated upon acceptance. 
  • International participants are required by the University to provide evidence of medical insurance that meets specific criteria. Please see the FAQ sheet for more details. 
  • Fee reductions are not available for international students.
  • Submitted international students’ transcripts must be in English and have any grade translations or conversions included in a single digital document attached to the application. 

For further information, please contact the Director via the Contact Form.


International Applicant FAQ 

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