Visiting Graduate Researchers
Non-Degree-Objective (NDO) Students
The Dean of the Graduate Division or his or her designated representative may grant admission on rare occasions to applicants who meet the entrance requirements imposed by the Graduate Council, and who seek to undertake coursework acceptable in graduate standing without a graduate degree objective (e.g., students making up subject deficiencies for entrance into medical school; teachers with master’s degrees or higher needing a term or two of refresher study for sabbatical leave; and foreign students on a year’s exchange). Visiting students who are interested obtaining academic credit for UCLA coursework should apply for non-degree objective status (NDO) through the UCLA Graduate Admissions Office.
When applying, graduate or Ph.D. students need to submit a statement of purpose, a letter of recommendation from their home institution, and a Curriculum Vitae/Resume along with other documents to support their request for a visa. In order to ensure adequate time for review, it is recommended that students submit an online request for departmental placement four to six months in advance of the first academic quarter they plan to study at UCLA. For more information, please visit the International Student section of the IEO Web site.
Those admitted to NDO status are expected to pay the same fees and tuition as regular students.
International Professionals Programs
The Department of Urban Planning will provide visitors with a workspace (if available), a computer account and access to the Luskin School of Public Affairs computer network and e-mail system, access to the University libraries and the services of the UCLA Community Housing Office for assistance in locating housing in Los Angeles. Another good short-term housing option is the Hillside Residence Hall, which is located very close to our building.
Visitors are invited to participate in departmental lectures, seminars and other activities. Unfortunately we are not able to provide computers.