Deadlines & How to Apply

How to Apply

  • In order to apply for a program, you MUST submit the applications in two different portals:
  • Your application is not considered complete until you submit in UCIAbroad.
  • Only submit ONE application per term (e.g. only 1 fall term abroad). You can have a backup program in mind, in case you don’t get into your top choice, but only apply to one program. If you are not selected for your top choice, an advisor will reach out to you about applying for alternative options.
  • If you can’t find your program in UCIAbroad please email studyabroad@uci.edu the following details so we can add your program: program provider name, program website, country, city & term you plan to study abroad.
  • All programs with travel will require that you have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months after your program end date. If you do not have a passport or it will expire less than 6 months after your program, apply for one now. Visit UCI Passport Services or the embassy of the issuing country for information right away in case there are processing delays. Undocumented students can book an appointment with the University of California Immigrant Legal Services Center for guidance.
  • Please reference our FAQ page for additional application guidance if needed.

When to Apply

  • The UCI deadlines for UCEAP programs taking place in the academic year 2022-2023 are now closed. Applications for 2023-2024 will open in fall quarter.
  • The UCI deadlines are strict. Your Program Provider may have an earlier or later deadline by when to submit their application but the UCI deadline is the last date by when UCI students can apply.
  • Typically you must apply for a program 9-12 months before departing for the program.
  • Some programs accept students on a rolling basis (first-come, first-served) until they fill. For UCEAP programs, this will be noted in the chart below. For Independent Programs and Other UC Programs, be sure to check with your Program Provider.
  • Limited Spaces – Rolling Admissions = if the program indicates this in the sortable chart below, the program has limited spaces and will be filled first-come-first-served based on the UCEAP application submission date in the UCEAP Portal.
  • Limited Spaces – Fixed Deadline = if the program indicates this in the sortable chart below, the program has limited spaces, and a selection decision will be made after the deadline passes. These programs are NOT filled on a first-come-first-served basis. If we have more applicants than spaces available, the criteria usually considered for selection are eligibility for the program, GPA, and academic fit.
  • For programs with limited spaces, we suggest having a backup program option in mind but only apply to your top choice. If you are not selected for your top choice, a staff advisor will reach out to you about applying for alternative options.
  • Please reference our FAQ page for application guidance if needed.
Independent Programs & Other UC Programs - Terms AbroadDeadline to submit application in UCIAbroad
Summer/Fall/Year 2022April 1, 2022
Winter/Spring 2023October 15, 2022