University of California - EAP
|Universitywide / Faculty|
This means this destination is available to all students of Utrecht University
|General important information|
The University of California offers an opportunity to go on exchange through the Education Abroad Program (EAP). This program has three basic characteristics:
Below you will find the student experiences per campus.
After your selection at Utrecht University, you will apply online at UC. You have to list a top 3 of UC-campusses where you would like to be placed. When your application is reviewed by UC they will place you on a campus. It is not possible to change this.
Please read the experiences carefully and make an informed decision. All campusses at UC offer a great exchange experience!
Download the student experiences of UC Berkeley
Download the student experiences of UC Davis
Download the student experiences of UC Irvine
Download the student experiences of UC Los Angeles
Download the student experiences of UC Merced
Download the student experiences of UC Riverside
Download the student experiences of UC San Diego
Download the student experiences of UC Santa Barbara
General information for exchange students
Course information - look at the class schedule of a campus (and not ‘courses’ / catalog)
UCEAP Reciprocity: Nine Unique Academic Opportunities (YouTube)
One UC Davis in 30 Seconds (YouTube)
Please check the timeline
After selection by Utrecht University, you will have to fulfill the language requirements
|Areas of study open to exchange students|
Almost all (undergraduate) areas of study are open to exchange students, but there are restrictions! Please keep in mind that some Bachelor’s majors may be very popular and selective. It may therefore be more difficult, and sometimes not possible, to register for courses in this field, and you must be prepared to attend any host UC campus. For all information about these Impacted Majors and the information on prerequisites please look at the majors information.
|Application in Osiris|
Mention in your motivation letter your top 3
In Osiris you must choose: University of California (EAP)
|Courses at Master’s level|
It is not possible to go on this EAP exchange at Master’s (graduate) level.
Graduate students may be able to create their own exchange possibility by contacting a UC professor directly to check if they can come to UC as a ‘Visiting Student / Researcher’.
Housing facilities are not guaranteed by EAP and must be arranged by the applicant. However, the host campus can assist you in finding university-owned or private accommodation. More information about housing can be found in the Student Guide and the Pre-Arrival Instructions.
|Estimated living costs per month|
Living expenses differ per campus and there is a large variation.
|Credits and grading|
Students are advised a maximum of 17 UC units. 1 UC unit is 1.33 ECTS = 22.61 ECTS per semester or quarter. Exceptions can be made but only on special request. This means that especially in the fall quarter/semester it is difficult (almost impossible) to obtain 30 ects within your exchange.
You can find information on this university’s credits in the credit conversion table
|Number of places available|
40 places per year for 2023-2024.
If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office.