Mission of the UC Trust


We spark curiosity through international opportunities that transform lives and society.


The UC Trust works with partners, campuses, alumni, study abroad students, and faculty to bring the UC to the UK & Europe.


  • Enrich the lives of UC alumni living in the UK & Europe: Whether a graduate, former extension or exchange student, your relationship with the UC system extends beyond your time in California.
  • Enhance the international experience for UC students: Studying abroad in the UK and Europe is an opportunity to expand one’s horizons academically, professionally, culturally, and personally.
  • Promote knowledge exchange & enable innovation: The UC Trust strengthens international collaborations in research, knowledge exchange and innovation. We connect UC campuses and faculty with partners in the UK and Europe.
  • Facilitate giving back: The UC Trust offers a unique opportunity to donate tax effectively and to volunteer for the advancement of the UC system.

Annual Reports

Since its inception, the Trust has facilitated gifts to the University of California of over £20 million.  Every year an annual report on the activities of the UK Trust is submitted to Charities House.  All of the reports can be accessed here: