Quarter Abroad

UC Davis Quarter Abroad programs offers students a chance to earn units directly from the UC Davis course catalog while participating in quarter-length programs designed and led by a UC Davis faculty, and taught in an international setting. UC Davis Quarter Abroad Programs are open to all UC students. For program information and eligibility, please contact the Study Abroad Office or visit studyabroad.ucdavis.edu.

UC Davis Students: The Study Abroad Office determines the cost of each program. The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office will utilize cost information provided by the Study Abroad Office to adjust your overall Cost of Attendance on MyAwards. You can then utilize financial aid, scholarships and loans to help cover your abroad expenses. If you are receiving University grants such as the UC Grant, UC Blue & Gold and UC Aggie Grant Plan; these funds are awarded based on the cost of attendance at UC Davis, and do not increase even though abroad programs have costs higher than UCD’s standard cost.

Study Abroad Checklist

  • File your FAFSA or Dream Act Application by March 2nd
  • Start the financial planning process 6 months to a year before enrollment, including researching fees and costs and discussing finances with your family
  • Apply for study abroad scholarships
  • Check MyAwards when you have been notified of your financial aid awards for study abroad (within 30 days of departure)
  • Carefully read notifications received from the Financial Aid Office and take any necessary action to secure available funding, in addition to completing requirements posted on MyAwards. Incomplete/outstanding requirements will hold up disbursement of aid
  • If you are expecting a financial aid refund, sign up for Direct Deposit
  • Look into enrolling in the Deferred Payment Plan.
  • Contact the financial aid office with questions or concerns
  • Review MyBill and make a payment towards any remaining balance financial aid does not cover by the established Fee Payment Deadline:
    • Fall Quarter: September 15th
    • Spring Quarter: March 15th

Non UC Davis Students: Students attending any of the UC campuses may apply to participate in a UC Davis Quarter Abroad program. You must go through the UC Intercampus Visitors Program (ICV) and obtain prior approval from both your Home and Host UC campus. For more information about the ICV process, please contact the Office of the University Registrar at your home campus. To be considered for financial aid, you must include UC Davis’s federal school code, 001313, on your current year FAFSA or Dream Act Application.  Financial aid is determined and awarded based on your FAFSA or Dream Act Application eligibility, in addition to UCD’s standard cost of attendance. You can utilize financial aid such as scholarships and loans to help cover your abroad expenses. 

Study Abroad Checklist

  • File your FAFSA or Dream Act Application by March 2nd
  • Start the financial planning process 6 months to a year before enrollment, including researching fees and costs and discussing finances with your family
  • Apply for study abroad scholarships
  • Once you are issued a UC Davis Student ID #, update your FAFSA or Dream Act to include UC Davis 001313
  • Check MyAwards when you have been notified of your financial aid awards for study abroad (within 30 days of departure)
  • Carefully read notifications received from the Financial Aid Office and take any necessary action to secure available funding, in addition to completing requirements posted on MyAwards. Incomplete/outstanding requirements will hold up disbursement of aid
  • If you are expecting a financial aid refund, sign up for Direct Deposit
  • Look into enrolling in the Deferred Payment Plan.
  • Contact the financial aid office with questions or concerns
  • Review MyBill and make a payment towards any remaining balance financial aid does not cover by the established Fee Payment Deadline:
    • Fall Quarter: September 15th
    • Spring Quarter: March 15th