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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.

Requirements 

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
Junior, Senior, Graduate
Minimum GPA
2.85
Prerequisite Courses
 

 

 

GPA: A UC minimum cumulative GPA of 2.85 is required.

 

 

 
Eligible Majors
All UC majors welcome
Language Prerequisite
Minimum of 3 quarters/2 semesters university-level Portuguese
Minimum of 6 quarters/4 semesters university-level Spanish
 

 

 

Students must meet either the Portuguese or Spanish language requirement in order to take non-language courses taught in Portuguese. Students planning to take non-language courses taught in English do not need to meet the language requirement. Courses taught in English are somewhat limited.

 

 

 
Language GPA
2.85
Class Level
Junior, Senior, Graduate
Minimum GPA
2.85
Prerequisite Courses

GPA: A UC minimum cumulative GPA of 2.85 is required.

Eligible Majors
All UC majors welcome
Language Prerequisite
Minimum of 3 quarters/2 semesters university-level Portuguese
Minimum of 6 quarters/4 semesters university-level Spanish

Students must meet either the Portuguese or Spanish language requirement in order to take non-language courses taught in Portuguese. Students planning to take non-language courses taught in English do not need to meet the language requirement. Courses taught in English are somewhat limited.

Language GPA
2.85
Class Level
Junior, Senior, Graduate
Minimum GPA
2.85
Prerequisite Courses

GPA: A UC minimum cumulative GPA of 2.85 is required.

Eligible Majors
All UC majors welcome
Language Prerequisite
Minimum of 3 quarters/2 semesters university-level Portuguese
Minimum of 6 quarters/4 semesters university-level Spanish

Students must meet either the Portuguese or Spanish language requirement in order to take non-language courses taught in Portuguese. Students planning to take non-language courses taught in English do not need to meet the language requirement. Courses taught in English are somewhat limited.

Language GPA
2.85