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How to Apply

Your campus study abroad office, college academic advisor, and an advisor from UCEAP will help you apply. Generally, you can expect to board a plane about 9 months after you submit an application. Here are the steps to get started:

1. Review the eligibility requirements

Under Eligibility, you can find the minimum requirements for this program. Most requirements must be met at the time you apply. If you have questions, a study abroad advisor on campus can help.   

2. Visit your campus study abroad office

The study abroad office at your UC campus has special instructions for applying. A UCEAP advisor in this office can answer questions and offer one-on-one guidance as you choose a program and apply. They can also share resources that will help you and your college academic advisor integrate study abroad into your degree plans.

3. Submit your application

Register for a UCEAP account, select your program, and complete the online application. You may need to upload transcripts, passport photos, or other documents.

After your campus study abroad office reviews your application and nominates you to study abroad, you will work with advisors at the UCEAP systemwide office. If a third-party provider or host university is affiliated with your program, you may also work with them. 

Deadlines

Application deadlines are listed on your UC campus study abroad website. If an application deadline has passed, you may still be able to apply. Your campus study abroad office can advise you on your options.

 Campus Instructions and Tips
UC Berkeley Fill in the dropdown menus at the top of the page to view the deadline for this program. Or, select “UCEAP Programs” as the provider to see all UCEAP deadlines.
UC Davis View an A-Z list of deadlines by country.
UC Irvine Select "UC Systemwide Programs (UCEAP)" at the top of the page to see an A-Z list of deadlines by country. You can also sort each column by country, program, term, or deadline. 
UC Los Angeles View an A-Z list of deadlines by country.
UC Merced Download the UCEAP deadlines PDF on this page to view all program deadlines by upcoming date.
UC Riverside Skip to the deadlines for your program by selecting the corresponding "Countries" link in alpha order.
UC San Diego Browse upcoming deadlines by calendar month. You can also filter deadlines by date or country using the links at the top of the calendar.
UC Santa Barbara Download PDFs for various UCEAP terms (i.e., winter, spring, or year) using the links at the top of the page.
UC Santa Cruz View UCEAP deadlines by academic year and term abroad.