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Visiting Students Application Process

Extramural applications for the current academic year will be accepted May through March for rotations beginning in June of that same academic year.

Please do not contact the office prior to May as we will be occupied with scheduling UC Irvine students for the next academic year.

U.S. and Canadian Students — Extramural elective application process

After May, due to the high volume of requests, the extramural application process is done through the Association of American Medical College's Visiting Student Application Service®, or VSAS®.

To begin the application process, please review our elective courses and determine which course you are interested in taking. To tentatively schedule an elective, go to the VSAS site. Applications will not be accepted before May.

View more information for U.S. and Canadian extramural applicants ›

International Students — Extramural elective application process

UC Irvine accepts international students only from schools with which we have an exchange agreement. They are:

  • Israel: Ben Gurion University of the Negev
  • Japan: Miyazaki Medical College
  • Japan: Jichi Medical University
  • Korea: Yonsei University College of Medicine
  • Norway: University of Oslo
  • Philippines: University of Santo Tomas The Catholic University of the Philippines
  • Poland: Jagiellonian University Medical College
  • Taiwan: Taipei Medical University
  • Taiwan: Kaohsung Medical University
  • United Kingdom: University of Southampton

Extramural applications for the current academic year will be accepted May through Feburary, for rotations starting in June of that same academic year. 

Please do not contact the office prior to May as we will be occupied with scheduling UC Irvine students for the next academic year.   

International extramural student application process and a pre-application checklist ›