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Dates and Eligibility

This program is not appropriate for humanities and arts majors. 

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, Graduate
Minimum GPA
3.20
Prerequisite Courses

Sciences Po applicants must be majoring in and have a strong academic background in political science or a related field (with at least 1 upper division course completed prior to departure). At least two years of university course work required (high school AP credit does not count).

Eligible Majors
Political Science, Economics / Business Economics, History, International / Global Studies, Legal Studies, Sociology
Language Prerequisite

Students with 2 years of university-level French, or equivalent, may opt to take some or all courses taught in French. 

Language GPA
None
Class Level
Junior, Senior, Graduate
Minimum GPA
3.20
Prerequisite Courses

Sciences Po applicants must be majoring in and have a strong academic background in political science or a related field (with at least 1 upper division course completed prior to departure). At least two years of university course work required (high school AP credit does not count).

Eligible Majors
Political Science, Economics / Business Economics, International / Global Studies, History, Legal Studies, Sociology
Language Prerequisite

Students with 2 years of university-level French, or equivalent, may opt to take some or all courses taught in French. 

Language GPA
None
Class Level
Junior, Senior, Graduate
Minimum GPA
3.20
Prerequisite Courses

Sciences Po applicants must be majoring in and have a strong academic background in political science or a related field (with at least 1 upper division course completed prior to departure). At least two years of university course work required (high school AP credit does not count).

Eligible Majors
Political Science, Economics / Business Economics, History, International / Global Studies, Legal Studies, Sociology
Language Prerequisite

Students with 2 years of university-level French, or equivalent, may opt to take some or all courses taught in French. 

Language GPA
None