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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 most language requirements. If you have questions, a study abroad advisor on campus can help.   

Citizenship Considerations

If you currently hold or have ever held Taiwanese citizenship, there are important considerations for this program. All male citizens between the ages of 18 and 36 who were born in Taiwan or who have ever held a Taiwan passport are subject to compulsory military training by the Taiwanese government. This policy applies to dual citizens even if you enter Taiwan on your non-Taiwanese passport. If applicable, you may be required to submit paperwork to prove you are exempt or have completed the training. Contact your campus study abroad advisor for more information.

Class Level
Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate
Minimum GPA
Prerequisite Courses
Eligible Majors
All UC majors welcome
Language Prerequisite

This program does not have coursework for native or heritage speakers. 

Language GPA