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Dates and Eligibility

Program requirements are about helping you find your best match in a new academic setting abroad. As a University of California (UC) program, requirements are carefully set to ensure you can access as many programs as possible. At the same time, eligibility will help you narrow the choices and find a program where you can succeed and thrive. Here’s some basic criteria to start.

Are you…

  • a registered, UC student?
  • in good academic standing?

If you answered yes to both of these questions—good news! You meet the qualifications to apply to UCEAP. If you are unsure about some of these questions, check in with your advisor on campus.


The following are minimum requirements to participate in this program. Some requirements are set by the host country, the host university, or third-party providers. Most requirements must be met at the time you apply. However, you have until departure to meet class level and language requirements. If you have questions, a study abroad advisor on campus can help.   

Class Level
Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA
Prerequisite Courses

UCI: Chem 1C & Chem 1LD with a C- or better


UCLA: Chem 20A & 20B; Math 31A & 31B

UCSB: Chem 1AL-2BL-3CL, AND either Chem 1B with min. grade of B- OR Chem 1C with a C- or better   

UCB: Chem 1A/1AL with a C better. Pre-health students should take organic chemistry at Berkeley.

UCD: CHE 2B with C- or better if seeking CHE 8A credit; CHE 2C with a C- or better if seeking CHE118 or 128 credit.

UCR: Chem 1C/LC or 2C/LC with a C- or better

UCSC: CHEM 1A/B/C with labs, or Chem 3A/B/C with labs, or Chem 4A/B with labs.  All with C or better

Eligible Majors
All UC majors welcome
Language Prerequisite
Language GPA