Study Abroad Application Information & Forms

To receive resident credit towards your degree or certificate program and use qualifying financial aid and scholarships, you must coordinate your study abroad experience through the Office of International and Intercultural Affairs.

UAA Application Deadlines

Term Deadline Status
Spring 2019 October 15, 2018 Open (send an email to uaa_oiia@alaska.edu to get started)
Summer 2019 March 15, 2019 Will open Fall 2018

UAA Minimum Eligibility Requirements

All students applying fo Education Abroad programs through UAA must fulfill minimum requirements. A student must:

  • Be a degree-seeking student at UAA (working towards a Certificate, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, or PhD, for example; you do not need to have a declared major)
  • Complete the equivalent of 2 full-time semesters (24 credits total) at UAA before the first semester abroad
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 when application is due
  • Good academic, disciplinary, and financial standing at UAA

Note: Specific programs may have other requirements, such as a higher GPA, or specific language proficiency requirements. The requirements listed here are the minimum requirements for being accepted by UAA for an Education Abroad program. Once accepted by UAA, you must also apply and be accepted by th host school or organization. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance into an Education Abroad program. 

In addition, if you no longer meet the minimum requirements the semester before your program starts, you will no longer be eligible or  able to participate in the Education Abroad program.

Faculty-Led Programs may have different requirements than those listed above.

 

north2north Application Information & Forms

As a member of the University of the Arctic, UAA participates in the north2north exchange program. Membership allows UAA students to attend a wide range of Arctic institutions. UAA faculty engaged in activities related to the Arctic and Circumpolar North suggest this short list of universities and academic fields as a starting place for your consideration.

 Partner Institutions  UAA Application Deadline Partner Application Deadline

Participating UArctic Universities

March 1, 2018 Varies - please check with host institution

The north2north exchange opportunity is competitive. Your application should reflect the north2north principles and how they relate to your educational goals. It is important that you work closely with both your academic advisor and your education abroad coordinator in OIIA during the application process.

Additional Eligibility Requirements

  • Be 18-years old or older and a degree-seeking or certificate-seeking student at a UAA campus.
  • Have attended a university/college full-time (equivalent of 12 credits per semester) for at least two semesters.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (students with a 2.75 or higher may be considered with submission of a statement concerning their academic performance).
  • Have a clear disciplinary and financial record.
  • Have completed the 200-level English composition requirement with a grade of B or higher. 

north2 north Application Forms

Please refer to the UAA International Exchange Instructions for 2016-17 and use the UAA International Exchange Application documents in the next section on this page to apply for the north2north (n2n) opportunity.

Exchange Program Application Information & Forms

UAA has exchange agreements with institutions in Japan, Australia, and the United Kingdom (England and Scotland). UAA students on  exchange pay tuition and the network fee to UAA, and housing, meals and student fees to their host university.

 Partner Institution   UAA Application Deadline Partner Application Deadline
 Deakin University (Australia) March 1, 2018 April 10, 2018
 La Trobe University (Australia) March 1, 2018 March 31, 2018
 Hokkaido University of Education (Japan) March 1, 2018 April 30, 2018
Iwate University (Japan) March 1, 2018 May 12, 2018
north2north member institutions March 1, 2018 Varies
 University of East Anglia (England) **Closed** **Closed**
 University of Stirling (Scotland) March 1, 2018 April 1, 2018

Candidates who are selected by UAA are nominated to the host institution, which has the final authority to accept the student. The application deadline for exchange programs is in the spring for any semester during the next academic year. Applications will be accepted by a secondary deadline only if there is space in the program.

Additional Eligibility Requirements

Competitive candidates for UAA's exchange programs will:

  • Be 18 or older and a degree-seeking or certificate-seeking student at a UAA campus.
  • Have attended a UAA campus full-time (equivalent of 12 credits per semester) for at least two semesters.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (students with a 2.75 or higher may be considered for some programs with submission of a statement concerning their academic performance).
  • Have a clear disciplinary and financial record.
  • Have completed their 200-level English composition requirement with a grade of B or higher.
  • Exhibit seriousness of purpose, motivation, maturity, independence, curiosity, and openness to new ways of perceiving and doing, as well as the ability to get along well with individuals of diverse backgrounds, and a willingness to go outside their comfort zones. 


Students interested in participating in the exchange to Japan should also refer to the "UAA Hokkaido University of Education Exchange - Important Information for Applicants 2016-17" document below for complete eligibility requirements for this opportunity.

UAA Exchange Program Application Forms

UAA International Exchange Application Instructions for 2017-18
UAA Hokkaido University of Education Exchange - Important Information for Applicants 2017-18
UAA International Exchange Application 2017-18 - Part 1 Applicant Information - All
UAA International Exchange Application 2017-18 - Part 2 Essays - Australia, UK, n2n
UAA International Exchange Application 2017-18 - Part 2 Essays - Japan
UAA Disciplinary Action Release Form for International Exchange
UAA Education Abroad Release Form

Partner Programs

Many UAA students go abroad through programs offered by our partner organizations. Students must meet the eligibility requirements for the particular program and pay a comprehensive program fee to an affiliated program provider. UAA's program partners are:

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