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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.

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
Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA
2.50
Prerequisite Courses
None
Eligible Majors
All UC majors welcome
Language Prerequisite
None
Language GPA
None
Class Level
Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA
2.50
Prerequisite Courses

UCEAP requires that Physics applicants have taken two sequential courses of Single-Variable Calculus with a minimum grade of C. The titles for equivalent courses at UC campuses are, • UC Irvine (C): Math 2AB or Math5AB • UC Los Angeles, Math 3AB, Math 31AB, or Life Sciences 30AB • UC Santa Barbara, Math 2AB or Math 3AB or Math 34AB • UC San Diego, Math 10AB • All other UC campuses, Titles for equivalent courses vary.

 

In this intensive 8-week physics program, you study material that is usually taught over the course of a year at UC. The program is unusually fast-paced and demands that you are prepared for a challenging learning experience and a rigorous schedule. Weekly academic activities may include up to 8 hours of teaching sessions, 6 hours of labs, 6 hours of workshops, and 25 hours of self-study. 

UCB students are not eligible for this program.

Eligible Majors
All UC majors welcome
Language Prerequisite
None
Language GPA
None
Class Level
Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA
2.50
Prerequisite Courses
None
Eligible Majors
All UC majors welcome
Language Prerequisite
None
Language GPA
None