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

Please note these are UAA's deadlines only. Your program may have any earlier deadline than listed here, and it is your responsibility to know your program's application deadline. 

Term Deadline Status
Summer 2019 March 15, 2019 Closed
Fall 2019 April 1, 2019 Closed
Spring 2020 October 11, 2019 Open (email to get started)

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.

Study Abroad 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. Students participating on these programs do not pay UAA tuition; instead they pay tuition and fee's to the host institution. UAA's program partners are:

Exchange Programs

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

Exchange Programs, in addition to the minimum requirements, also require a 3.0 GPA or higher.
 Partner Institution   UAA Application Deadline Partner Application Deadline
 Deakin University (Australia) March 15, 2019 April 10, 2019
 Hokkaido University of Education (Japan) March 15, 2019 April 30, 2019
Iwate University (Japan) March 15, 2019 May 12, 2019
 University of East Anglia (England) March 15, 2019 June 1 2019
 University of Stirling (Scotland) March 15, 2019 April 1, 2019

Candidates who are selected by UAA are nominated to the host institution, which has the final authority to accept the student. The application deadlines for exchange programs vary greatly, and it is your responsibility to know when your program's deadline is It is highly recommended that you turn your UAA application in as early as possible to give yourself time to complete the host institutions application.

Faculty-Led Programs

Faculty-Led programs are classes taught by UAA professors to UAA students in a foreign location. Students are enrolled in courses at UAA, as if they were taking the course on campus, with no transfer of credits necessary. Faculty-Led programs are usually offered in the summer or winter break, and are shorter, less independent options than semester or year-long programs. UAA works with international partners to provide housing, classroom space, transportation, and other services for students while abroad. 

Open Programs Application Deadline
There are currently no open programs  

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.

 Partner Institutions  UAA Application Deadline Partner Application Deadline

Participating UArctic Universities

March 1, 2019 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.

Ready to get started? 

The first step is an advising appointment with UAA's Education Abroad Coordinator. Please email and include some dates and times you would be available to meet in ADM 101Q, or with any questions.