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
Summer 2019 March 15, 2019 Open (send an email to to get started)
Fall 2019 April 1, 2019 Open (send an email to 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.

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. Currently UAA is offering the following Faculty-Led Programs:

Summer 2019: Senegal International Development - Brochure

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, 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.
  • 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, 2019 April 10, 2019
 Hokkaido University of Education (Japan) March 1, 2019 April 30, 2019
Iwate University (Japan) March 1, 2019 May 12, 2019
north2north member institutions March 1, 2019 Varies
 University of East Anglia (England) March 1, 2019 June 1 2019
 University of Stirling (Scotland) March 1, 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 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.

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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