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English proficiency

Advanced levels of English proficiency (ELI core levels 108-110) are welcome to take this program. A student’s English proficiency is determined during testing on the first day of the program (week 0). 

Students who do not obtain the required English level proficiency for this Intensive Legal English program from University of California, San Diego will be transferred to another 8-week program.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 2 months
    • Duration description

      8 weeks

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Business Reading and Discussion
  • Conversation
  • Idioms and Slang
  • Academic Writing
  • Reading Skills
  • Discussion through American Music

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Students must submit a brief statement to explain previous law-related coursework or work experience, and purpose of taking this program.
  • Academic transcripts of the four most recent semesters

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4000 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 2 months.
  • National

    4000 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 2 months.
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Living costs for San Diego

  • 1400 - 2460 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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