S.J.D. Tuition & Visa Information

2019-20 S.J.D. Tuition

Tuition fees for S.J.D. students who have not advanced to doctoral candidacy (typically during the first two years of attendance in the program) are $33,274.28.

Tuition fees for S.J.D. students who have advanced to doctoral candidacy (after satisfying the residency requirement and completing the initial oral defense of their dissertation, typically after two years of attendance in the program) are $18,172.28.

These figures include health insurance fees, which are $4,318.98.*

*Health insurance coverage is mandatory. Students who have health insurance coverage may apply for a waiver of UCLA's health insurance fees. The waiver application will be available in early August. Before purchasing alternative insurance coverage, students should carefully review the university's waiver criteria.

The Withdrawal Refund Chart is a refund schedule for enrolled students who choose to withdraw from the program.

Please Note: Fees are subject to revision without notice. The amounts above represent fees as currently approved. However, all University fees are subject to change, and the fee amounts billed for this period may be adjusted at a future date.

Visa Information

If you are an international student and accept UCLA's offer of admission, you will be subject to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) regulations prior to entering the United States. You will be required to comply with health insurance and health coverage clearance rules and must be found eligible for a U.S. student visa before being permitted to register as a student in the S.J.D. Program. Most international students enter the U.S. on an F-1 student visa.

After receiving the I-20 form, you must make an appointment at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in your country of residence in order to apply for an F-1 student visa to travel to the United States. Please make an appointment well in advance of the date you intend to travel to the United States, as some embassies and consulates take several weeks (or even months) to process visa requests.