Admissions, Applying & Regulations

Requirements for admission to the Advanced Education General Dentistry - Westwood program for gradutes of Non-CODA accredited dental schools (foreign) are the following:

  • Degree from a minimum of 4-year dental school accredited by the local government jurisdiction

  • National Board Dental Examination, Parts I and II (Official copies of scores must be emailed to: postdds@dentistry.ucla.edu. Part 1 is required to apply, Part II is required prior to matriculation.)

  • English language proficiency

Application Process

Submit primary materials through the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS).

Submit supplemental application including the items listed below directly to the Student Affairs Office:

  • Official NBDE Parts I and II scores

  • Official transcripts with a certified translation (pre-dental/undergraduate and dental school)

  • Official TOEFL score (code 8354) or IELTS score

  • Recent passport-sized photograph (2" x 2")

Please mail documents above to:

AEGD Westwood International Position
UCLA School of Dentistry
Office of Student Affairs
10833 Le Conte Ave, A0-111 CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1668

Incomplete files will not be considered.

Deadline

Application Deadline: October 16 for PASS, October 16 for supplemental documents

Financial Arrangement

Program Fee: $42,800 per year

Certificate Fee: one-time payment of $200

International Student Fee: $1,300 (only for those requesting I-20s for F-1 student status)

Immigration Regulations

AEGD international postgraduates must enter the United States on an F-1 visa which is processed by the School’s visa coordinator. This is a non-immigrant visa which presumes you are in the United States for the purpose of studying for a limited time. Information on how to apply for I-20AB necessary for an F-1 visa will be sent to you after acceptance to the program.

There is a non-refundable fee of $1,300 due after acceptance for those who need an I-20 to apply for an F-1 student visa. There is also a $200 certificate fee to confirms your acceptance of the program. These fees are not applied towards your tuition and are non-refundable.

Health Insurance and Clearance

All postgraduates are required to be insured under an adequate medical insurance plan during all periods of registration. Medical insurance is not provided by UCLA for AEGD international postgraduates, and you cannot be seen at the on-campus student health facility without purchasing insurance. The School of Dentistry requires that you obtain a health clearance prior to enrollment in the program for individual and community health reasons. The health clearance must include a complete physical examination and demonstration of immunity to certain communicable diseases. Annual monitoring for tuberculosis will also be necessary.

Medical Malpractice Insurance

Students in all ACT programs and international postgraduates in CODA approved programs will be required to purchase medical malpractice insurance.