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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.   

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

All students are required to submit an Official SIELE (Global) or DELE Spanish Language Certificate equivalent to at least a B1 (intermediate) level of proficiency when submitting their UCEAP application. Review the UCEAP Spanish Language Prerequisite Guide for more information.

Please note the certificate processing times when scheduling your exam! SIELE Global exam results can take up to three weeks to process; DELE exam results can take three months to process.

If you are unsure of what to provide in your application for the language eligibility requirement, contact your UC Campus Study Abroad Advisor or UCEAP for assistance.

Language GPA