University of California, Davis



Benjamin Pietsch

North and South America; Russia; Australia


+49 241 80 90686




The University of California Davis, also known as UC Davis, was founded in 1905 and belongs to the University of California, UC for short, a system of public universities in the US state of California. The university's campus is located in Davis, about 25 kilometers west of Sacramento. The university is a member of the Association of American Universities, an association of leading, research-intensive North American universities since 1900.

General Information







Number of Students



University of California, Davis

Global Study Program

Study Abroad Handbook


Type of Agreement

University partnership excluding Faculties 8 and 10

Who can apply?

Bachelor's students in their 3rd semester or higher

Master's students

Type of Stay


Length of Stay

One to three quarters

Time of Stay

Winter and/or summer semester

Number of Exchange Placements

Approximately 20 per year

Study Details

Semester Dates

Fall Quarter: October to December
Winter Quarter: January to March
Spring Quarter: March to June

Study Possibilities

Faculties 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7

College of Engineering

College of Letters and Science

Course Offerings

Courses offered in English

Please note the required minimum number of credits: "Concurrent Enrollment" students must take at least twelve units per semester.

Application Requirements Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or better, which roughly corresponds to an average grade of 2.0 in the German system.
Language Requirements

At the time of application:

Proof of English skills, either documented by a language or Abitur certificate with at least Level B1. This corresponds to five years of schooling with an Abitur after the 12th grade and six years of schooling with an Abitur after the 13th grade.

After nomination by RWTH Aachen: no further proof of language proficiency required

Submit application in the International Office application portal
Application Deadline in the International Office You can find further information on the application portal website.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees are not waived!

Tuition fees are about 7,800 US dollars per quarter.

11,450 US dollars per semester (1 Summer Session plus 1 quarter)

23,050 US dollars per academic year (3 quarters)

(as of March 2021)

Average Cost of Living

About 800 euros per month in student accommodation, more expensive in private accomodation

Funding Possibilities

BAföG for abroad
RWTH scholarship database
DAAD scholarship database
PROMOS scholarships abroad
Fullbright scholarships
Financing Study Abroad

Practical Information

Support from the partner university: Yes

Information from the partner university: International students are offered apartments in off campus housing.

Health Insurance International health insurance is mandatory. The university will provide more detailed information after nomination.
Experience Reports See the experience reports at MoveON
Additional Information

Foreign Office
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