Eligibility

All UConn students are eligible to participate in any program for which they meet the prerequisite course, disciplinary, and GPA requirements. Non-UConn students are eligible to participate in a some, but not all, of Education Abroad programs. All program participants must be enrolled full-time in a degree program at a higher education institution.

Most programs require a GPA of at least 2.5. Others, such as exchange programs, require higher GPAs.

Freshmen are first eligible to apply for a program that runs during the summer term between freshman and sophomore year. Freshmen are not eligible to apply for their first two semesters nor their first winter intersession at UConn.

Transfer students are first eligible to apply for a program that runs during their second term as UConn students. They will be required to submit transcripts from their previous institutions and may also be required to show midterm grades during their application process.

Graduate students are eligible to participate in our programs on a case-by-case basis. Programs that allow all graduate students to participate include UConn Education in London program, which is open to Master’s (5th) year students in the IB/M program at UConn and the Graduate Neuroscience in Salamanca program (for qualified graduate students).

Non-UConn students are eligible to participate in a some, but not all, Education Abroad programs. They may not participate in an Exchange Program. All non-UConn students must be enrolled full-time in a degree program at a higher education institution.

People who are not full-time students at a higher education institution may not participate in an Education Abroad program.

Application Process

The application requires a $25 fee (payable online), one or more essays, academic recommendations (waived for some programs), and may also require that students complete an additional application. Students must digitally sign the Student Contract within their applications, along with other required elements, in order for Education Abroad to accept them. The application fee is non-refundable at the time of application submission, unless UConn or a partner program cancels the program on the student’s behalf.

Education Abroad will notify applicants via email if and when they are accepted into a program. Education Abroad will provide accepted students seven (7) days to decide whether they would like to commit to participate. Education Abroad will withdraw applications for students who do not commit after seven days (without extenuating circumstances).

Please note that some programs may have enrollment caps and Education Abroad may not be able to accept all qualified applicants into a program. In these instances, Education Abroad makes an effort to accommodate students who were not selected by offering them a place in another program.

Deadlines

Once the deadline for a given term has passed, Education Abroad will not accept any application requests, incomplete applications, or uncommitted applications for that term. Application deadlines are available for viewing on individual program pages. Please note that some programs may have early deadlines.

Language Requirements

Many programs are taught entirely in English and do not have any language requirements. Other programs may require proficiency in another language. Please view each program’s language in our online database.

Scholastic Probation

To ensure that students can maximize their likelihood for academic success on their programs, Education Abroad will not accept students who are on scholastic probation at the time of application. If a student goes on scholastic probation after they are accepted to their program, they may still participate. Education Abroad encourages them to meet with their Academic Advisor and Education Abroad Advisor to discuss an academic success strategy while they are abroad and after they return.