UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP)

The UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) is the University of California’s education abroad program open to all students attending any one of the 10 UC campuses. With over 400 programs in 42 countries, students will have the opportunity to study at a host university with local students and immerse themselves in the language, culture, food and traditions of their host country. To locate and apply for a UCEAP program, please contact the UC Davis Study Abroad Office or visit studyabroad.ucdavis.edu.

UCEAP determines your program costs. The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office will utilize cost information provided by UCEAP to adjust your overall Cost of Attendance on MyAwards. All participants will be screened for their eligibility to receive UCEAP specific funding on top of their financial aid on MyAwards. You will be notified via email once all adjustments to MyAwards are complete. UC Davis is responsible for transferring your accepted financial aid to UCEAP’s Finance Office where they will apply your financial aid directly to your program fees.

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
  • After confirmation of your acceptance, please review items in your Pre-departure checklist and submit a request to the Financial Aid Office should your host country requires a Visa Support Letter. It takes 5-7 business days to generate a support letter.
  • Check MyAwards when you have been notified of your financial aid awards for study abroad
  • 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 an E-refund through MyEAP
  • All accepted aid will be transferred electronically to UCEAP’s Finance Office located in Santa Barbara and UCEAP will disburse your awards and issue you any eligible financial aid refunds. If you are doing a Year Program, your financial aid refunds may be divided into more than one disbursement
  • Review your MyEAP account and make a payment towards any remaining balance financial aid does not cover by the Final Fee Payment Date for your program
  • If you are attending SUMMER UCEAP, follow the instructions

Please note, if purchasing SHIP (Student Health Insurance Plan), UC Davis will continue to charge you for SHIP fees through MyBill, however program fees are assessed by UCEAP through your MyEAP account. Financial aid will apply to SHIP fees before it is transferred to the UCEAP Office.