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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
Minimum GPA
2.85
Prerequisite Courses
None
Eligible Majors
All UC majors welcome
Language Prerequisite

Students who wish to take non-language courses taught in Spanish must have skills beyond the intermediate level of Spanish and place out of the intermediate level on the Carlos III University Spanish placement exam.

Language GPA
None
Class Level
Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA
2.85
Prerequisite Courses
None
Eligible Majors
All UC majors welcome
Language Prerequisite
Minimum of 5 quarters/3 semesters university-level Spanish

Which UCEAP Spanish Language Requirements Apply to Me?

Students studying Spanish as a second language are required to complete a minimum of the 5th quarter or 3rd semester of Spanish language courses at the university level, or provide proof of equivalent via AP exam, IB exam, SAT II exam, UC language placement exam, or UC language evaluation.

 

Native/Heritage Spanish speakers with some formal study of Spanish are not required to meet a language requirement.

 

Native/Heritage Spanish speakers with no formal study of Spanish are not required to meet a language requirement.

Language GPA
2.85
Class Level
Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA
2.85
Prerequisite Courses
None
Eligible Majors
All UC majors welcome
Language Prerequisite

Students who wish to take non-language courses taught in Spanish must have skills beyond the intermediate level of Spanish and place out of the intermediate level on the Carlos III University Spanish placement exam.

Language GPA
None