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

Citizenship Considerations

If you currently hold or have ever held Thai citizenship, there are important considerations for this program. The Thai government requires all male citizens to undergo a military conscription process. Thai men can be drafted into military service at the age of 21. Meet with a study abroad advisor on your campus if you fall in this category and are considering participating in this program. The Thai Consulate can also provide more information.

Class Level
Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA
Prerequisite Courses
Eligible Majors
Economics / Business Economics
Language Prerequisite
Language GPA