How to Apply

Please note: the application period for the 2019 Apprenticeship, which starts in April 2019, is now closed. We will update the application materials for the 2020 program by late January, 2019.

If you applied for the 2019 program and have been asked to submit course fee waiver/scholarship forms, please see the information below.

Course Fee Waiver/Scholarship Forms: Please read carefully
Please read the information about the various course fee waiver/scholarship opportunities on the Course Fee Waiver Support Opportunities page before applying for a course fee waiver/scholarship. Note that you must also submit the 2019 Apprenticeship Application (see above) and $60 application fee in order to be considered for a scholarship.

If you are applying for a General Course Fee Waiver or other scholarship(s), there are two options for sending in your application materials:

  1. Use the online application form(s).
  2. Download, print, and fill out the form(s) (.pdfs) and send them by mail.

Online scholarship/course fee waiver applications

Downloadable scholarship/course fee waiver application forms


International Applicants – Visa information form
International applicants, in addition to the 2019 Apprenticeship Application form, please submit the visa information form.

  1. Please download, fill out, and mail the visa information form (.pdf) with your application or,
  2. Fill out and submit the online visa information form

All Applicants: Submit These Materials by Mail

The following materials must be submitted by mail, postmarked by the Application deadline:

  • Apprenticeship application and any scholarship/course fee waiver applications (if you are using the downloadable .pdf forms)
  • $60 registration fee: Make check or Money Order to UC Regents (we cannot accept online payments)
  • Tax forms (if you are applying for a General Course Fee Waiver; see the application for details)
  • Any optional supporting materials: Resumé/CV, photos, newspaper articles, letters of support

Please note that incomplete applications will not be processed.

Send materials to the address below. Deadlines are postmarked dates (note: these are application deadlines for the 2019 program):

  • September 30, 2018 for U.S. residents 

  • August 15, 2018 for international applicants, including Canadian citizens.

Late applications will not be considered

Notification of acceptance is made by email on December 20, 2018 for U.S. applicants and in November 2018 for international applicants.

Apprenticeship Applications 

Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems 

University of California, Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 USA
(831) 459-3240