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 start a program 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.
Will you get in?
If you meet the eligibility requirements, you should be able to study abroad. Each application is considered carefully and UCEAP will work with you, your campus study abroad advisors, and the host university abroad to ensure that you are accepted into a program. If your first choice isn't available for any reason, UCEAP will work with you to identify the next best option and transfer your application. It's not necessary to submit more than one application.
Spanish Language Certificate Required
This program has a unique language requirement: all students must submit an official SIELE (Global) or DELE Spanish Language Certificate equivalent to at least a B2 (upper-intermediate) level of proficiency to be considered for the program. You must have this certificate before you apply to the program.
Plan to take the exam far in advance of your application:
- SIELE results can take up to three weeks to process
- DELE results can take up to three months to process
Contact your UC campus study abroad advisor if you are unsure how to proceed with this language eligibility requirement.
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||View a list of UCEAP deadlines.|
|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||Log into MyUCR Abroad to view application deadlines.|
|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||View an A-Z list of deadlines by country.|
|UC Santa Cruz||View UCEAP deadlines by academic year and term abroad.|