Jan  20
COSMOS 2021 Application OPENS
Feb  19
COSMOS 2021 Application CLOSES
Jul  6
COSMOS 2021 Opening Day
Jul  31
COSMOS 2021 Closing Day

Application  Information

We are excited to offer the COSMOS program for the summer of 2021!  You'll notice that the application opens on Jan. 20th, 2021.  The last day to submit an application is February 19th, 2021.  The entire application is digital. 

We welcome all qualified applicants and look forward to a fulfilling summer!  The program will be REMOTE, due to Covid-19.

You can only apply to one campus, though you can apply to 2 clusters (at that one campus).  To apply to COSMOS at UCSC, or at other UC campuses, go to: 2021 COSMOS Application.

2021 Info. Sessions 

Are you an interested student or family member and want to learn more about COSMOS at UCSC?  Attend one of our info. sessions online.

All are held via Zoom at 7:30pm PST.

Click on the dates above to access the info. sessions through Zoom.

COSMOS Statewide

Four University of California Campuses currently offer a COSMOS summer program to current 8th-12th grade students. Click the corresponding links below to visit the other COSMOS program websites.

Eligible students must physically reside in the US for the duration of the program. Students must also be able to receive packages at their US residence prior to the start of the program. These are requirements for all students regardless of their CA residency status for in-state tuition. 

Apply to any campus using this application link.


COSMOS at UCSC is housed within the Educational Partnership Center (EPC) under the Division of Undergraduate Education. 


Student volunteers edit, publish and contribute to an online newsletter highlighting their experiences at COSMOS.  This will continue in 2021!  Check out the 2019 Newsletter, Macrocosm, for inspiration.