Financial Aid Information for
UC Students Who Wish to Participate in Study Abroad Programs
The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office provides federal, state, and campus funds to eligible UC Berkeley students enrolled in University-approved study abroad programs. You can study abroad for one semester, the full academic year, or a Summer Session. Financial aid is available to help you with costs for the study abroad program of your choice. If you have questions about financial aid for the study abroad programs listed below, please email us at email@example.com.
Berkeley Abroad, part of Berkeley Study Abroad, offers a diverse collection of study abroad courses and global internships in the summer that combine international travel with academic coursework. You can choose a Summer Abroad program at a host institution in one of more than ten countries, or a Global Internship where you can earn academic course credit while gaining practical internship experience in your field of interest. Financial aid is available to eligible UC Berkeley students to help with the cost of these programs. For more information about Berkeley Study Abroad programs, please visit the Berkeley Study Abroad website. For more information about financial aid, please read about the financial aid process for a Summer Abroad Program or Global Internship Program. See the Education Abroad Program (EAP) section below for information about year-round study abroad programs.
Education Abroad Program (EAP)
The Education Abroad Program (EAP) is the University's most common study abroad program. EAP offers more than 250 study programs in thirty-nine countries. The costs for these programs vary from $9,993 for a summer in Mexico to $27,505 for a full year in Japan. Generally, you are offered the same financial aid package that you would have received if you were at UC Berkeley, but your budget is adjusted for the specific EAP program you will be attending. For more information about EAP programs, please visit the EAP website and also read financial aid information.
Consortium Study Agreement Program (Non-EAP)
Other foreign study abroad programs are available to UC Berkeley students with approval from their college or department. Under the campus Consortium Study Agreement Program, students approved to take a leave of absence from the standard on-campus curriculum may study abroad for a semester, full year, or Summer Session. Financial aid is available to help eligible students with the costs of these foreign study programs; however, it is limited to federal Pell Grants, Cal Grants, Direct Loans, and parent loans. Many students find that they need to supplement the cost of these study programs with their own resources, although some students are able to find outside scholarships. File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and make sure your financial aid file is complete before submitting the Consortium Agreement. If you have questions about the Consortium financial aid process, please see our web pages about Academic Year Financial Aid or Summer Financial Aid for the Consortium Study Agreement Program, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.