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

Citizenship Considerations

If you are of Korean nationality, there are important considerations for this program. If you have US citizenship, but your parents were born in Korea, you'll be considered a Korean citizen by the Korean Consulate. You should contact the Korean Consulate regarding your ability to obtain a Korean visa because the process can be lengthy. If you're a Korean citizen, you must apply for this program as a Korean citizen even if you have dual citizenship with another country. Male students who have Korean citizenship either by birth or blood can be conscripted into the Korean military if they are 18-36 years old and haven't satisfied their Korean military service requirement. Check with the Korean Consulate for more information.

Class Level
Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate
Minimum GPA
Prerequisite Courses

Note: UC students must apply to the YISS program through UCEAP. UC students attempting to enroll directly at Yonsei for any term will be redirected back to UCEAP for their application and nomination, and not accepted by Yonsei for direct enrollment. 

Eligible Majors
All UC majors welcome
Language Prerequisite
Language GPA