A scholar who is currently enrolled in a degree program at his/her home institution and wishes to visit UCLA to pursue independent research, usually in preparation of the doctoral dissertation, may request Departmental sponsorship as a Visiting Affiliate. While this title grants visiting privileges at UCLA, it does not grant academic credit. Visiting Affiliates interact with faculty sponsors, students, and other faculty, but they receive no formal mentoring or guidance. Visiting affiliates may enroll in Public Policy courses through UCLA Extension with permission of the instructor for an additional fee.
Fees: The Department of Public Policy charges a Visiting Affiliate fee of $3,000 per quarter or $9,000 per year. This fee covers costs currently charged by the university to process visa applications and Bruin Card applications as well as faculty and staff time in facilitating and advising visiting scholars with their research/study program while at UCLA, administration of the departmental Visiting Scholar program and overhead charges on facilities and equipment. This is not tuition.