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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
3.00
Prerequisite Courses

University of Geneva applicants are required to have taken at least 3 upper division courses in the social sciences prior to departure. Excellent relevant academic record required, and at least two years of university course work (high school AP credit does not count).

Eligible Majors
Economics / Business Economics, Development / Community Studies, International / Global Studies, Legal Studies, Political Science, Sociology
Language Prerequisite
Minimum of 3 quarters/2 semesters university-level French
Language GPA
None
Class Level
Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA
3.00
Prerequisite Courses

University of Geneva applicants are required to have taken at least 3 upper division courses in the social sciences prior to departure. Excellent relevant academic record required, and at least two years of university course work (high school AP credit does not count).

Eligible Majors
Economics / Business Economics, Development / Community Studies, International / Global Studies, Legal Studies, Political Science, Sociology
Language Prerequisite
Minimum of 3 quarters/2 semesters university-level French
Language GPA
None