UCEAP - How to apply

The UCEAP online application (for Berkeley students only) will open on Monday, October 2, 2018 for programs in the 2018-19 academic year. Deadlines for each individual program are found via the Explore tool.

You may only apply for one UCEAP program per term. See the “Special circumstances requiring permission to apply” section below for additional details on this and other application policies.

UCEAP applications are not evaluated on a first-come, first-served basis unless specifically noted in the "Rolling deadlines" section below. You will be notified of your selection status in six to eight weeks of the final application deadline.


Before you apply

Before you apply to a UCEAP program, we recommend doing the following:

• Research the program on the UCEAP website.

• Review the Advising Notes written by the BSA Adviser for your program.

• Determine that you are eligible to apply (GPA, class standing, prerequisite courses, etc.).

• If you have questions regarding the program or your eligibility, come to UCEAP drop-in advising at 160 Stephens Hall, or set up an advising appointment by emailing the BSA Adviser for your program of interest.

• Discuss college or major credit for your proposed study abroad course list with your academic adviser(s).

• Review the UCEAP program budget and come to financial aid drop-in advising to review your estimated financial aid awards for the program.

• Obtain a valid passport with an expiration date six months beyond your UCEAP program end date (18 months for Russia).

Special circumstances requiring permission to apply

If any of the circumstances below apply to you, contact the BSA Adviser for your UCEAP program via email or visit them in UCEAP drop-in advising.

1. If you wish to apply to two different UCEAP programs for the same term you must obtain approval from the BSA Adviser for EACH of the UCEAP programs. Typically approval to submit dual applications in granted only if one (or both) of the EAP programs is impacted, or if there is concern you will not meet the eligibility requirements for your first choice program. Desire for additional time to decide between UCEAP programs is not approved rationale for a dual application.

2. If you will not be enrolled in classes at Berkeley the semester prior to departure for your UCEAP program, you must obtain approval from the BSA Adviser for your UCEAP program. You are expected to be on-campus during the Spring semester prior to Summer/Fall/Academic Year programs, and during the Fall semester for Spring/Calendar Year programs.

3. If you wish to participate in consecutive UCEAP programs (i.e. “back-to-back” programs), you must obtain approval from the BSA Adviser for EACH of your UCEAP programs.

4. If you do not meet one or more eligibility requirements for your desired UCEAP program, you must obtain approval from the BSA Adviser to apply.

5. If you have dependents (e.g. a spouse, children, parent) that you wish to bring on the program, first review the UCEAP Guide to Study Abroad section for Students with Dependents and the list of UCEAP programs that Limit or Restrict Dependents and/or Traveling Companions. It is highly recommended that you meet with the BSA Adviser for your UCEAP program to discuss the viability of bringing a dependent abroad.

Rolling deadlines

The following UCEAP programs consider applicants on a rolling basis.  Fully qualified applicants with complete applications will be considered for admission in the order they applied.

The list of programs with rolling deadline has not yet been determined for UCEAP programs in the 2018-19 academic year.  Please check back again.

Application process

Berkeley Study Abroad is currently developing an online application for UCEAP programs in the 2018-19 academic year. Additional details on how to prepare for the application will be posted to this page by late summer.