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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 most language requirements. If you have questions, a study abroad advisor on campus can help.   

Class Level
Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA
3.30
Prerequisite Courses

Although the overall minimum GPA for this program is 3.3, a 3.5 minimum GPA is required for students taking courses in Biological Sciences and Political Science. The minimum GPA to be accepted to Economics is 3.5, and applicants need to demonstrate a substantial background in relevant subjects (e.g. calculus, microeconomics, and macroeconomics).

Eligible Majors
Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering: Civil, Geology / Earth Sciences, Economics / Business Economics, Geography, History, Linguistics, Engineering: Mechanical, Political Science, American Studies
Language Prerequisite
None
Language GPA
None
Class Level
Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA
3.30
Prerequisite Courses

Although the overall minimum GPA for this program is 3.3, a 3.5 minimum GPA is required for students taking courses in Biological Sciences and Political Science. The minimum GPA to be accepted to Economics is 3.5, and applicants need to demonstrate a substantial background in relevant subjects (e.g. calculus, microeconomics, and macroeconomics).

Eligible Majors
Anthropology, Biology, Engineering: Chemical, Chemistry, Engineering: Civil, Geology / Earth Sciences, Economics / Business Economics, Geography, History, Linguistics, Business Administration / Management, Engineering: Mechanical, Physics, Astronomy / Astrophysics, Political Science, Statistics, American Studies
Language Prerequisite
None
Language GPA
None
Class Level
Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA
3.30
Prerequisite Courses

Although the overall minimum GPA for this program is 3.3, a 3.5 minimum GPA is required for students taking courses in Biological Sciences and Political Science. The minimum GPA to be accepted to Economics is 3.5, and applicants need to demonstrate a substantial background in relevant subjects (e.g. calculus, microeconomics, and macroeconomics).

Eligible Majors
Anthropology, Biology, Engineering: Chemical, Chemistry, Engineering: Civil, Geology / Earth Sciences, Economics / Business Economics, Geography, History, Linguistics, Business Administration / Management, Engineering: Mechanical, Physics, Astronomy / Astrophysics, Political Science, Statistics, American Studies
Language Prerequisite
None
Language GPA
None