Dates and Eligibility
The summer 2020 program has been suspended.
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.
- 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.
Background knowledge of microbiological, molecular, and microscopy techniques is desirable but not essential, training can be provided.
Physics for Engineering applicants should have taken the math courses required for the equivalent physics series on their UC campus (e.g. UCLA: Math31AB/32A (32B recommended)).
Physics applicants: UCEAP requires that applicants have taken two sequential courses of Single-Variable Calculus with a minimum grade according to their UC campus of enrollment. The titles for equivalent courses at UC campuses are:
- UC Berkeley (C-): Math 1AB, Math 10AB, or Math 16AB
- UC Davis (C): Math 16B, 17B, or 21B
- UC Irvine (C): Math 2AB or Math5AB
- UC Los Angeles (C-): Math 3AB, Math 31AB, or Life Sciences 30AB
- UC Merced (C-): Math 012 or Math 022
- UC Santa Barbara (C): Math 2AB or Math 3AB or Math 34AB
- UC Santa Cruz (C): Mathematics 11AB or 19AB or 20AB or Applied Mathematics and Statistics 15AB
- UC San Diego (C): Math 10AB
- All other UC campuses (C or varies): Titles for equivalent courses vary.
Pre-Med/Research applicants should have completed one year of university-level Biology. No specific courses are required but applicants should be familiar with biological terminology in order to succeed in this fast-paced course.