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SCU Study Abroad Application Deadline

Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Winter 2022, Spring 2022

January 4, 2021 11:59 pm (PST)

Review the Application Quick Guide!

Competitive Nature of Study Abroad at SCU

Study Abroad at SCU is competitive during the fall, winter, and spring terms,  meaning that not every eligible student will be nominated. The number of nominations varies from year to year and is dictated mainly by the university allocated program budget. In addition to SCU Study Abroad as a whole being competitive, SCU limits nominations to 30 students per program for all programs during the fall, winter, and spring terms. Due to this limit, individual programs that receive a high volume of applications will be internally competitive. Applications that meet basic program requirements are carefully evaluated by a review committee using a rubric that is widely available to students. Students should use the application resources provided by SCU Study Abroad to assist in developing a strong application.

Summer study abroad is not competitive, but students must meet program eligibility requirements to be nominated

Explore Programs

Use the Programs by Major section to assist you in narrowing down and selecting a program. 


Once you have started to explore programs, your next step is to get connected with advising resources. Advising can help you focus on a program that is a good fit, understand program requirements, and give you tips on how to write a competitive application.

Choosing Courses Abroad

Study Abroad courses are an extension of the SCU curriculum and most students take two courses in their major or minor while abroad.  When exploring courses, it is important to know that students are not guaranteed enrollment in their preferred courses abroad so academic planning is crucial to study abroad planning. 

As part of your application, you are required to submit a detailed academic plan signed by your major advisor.

Affording Study Abroad

There are many opportunities to fund your study abroad program, including financial aid and scholarships. If you receive financial aid, you can request an estimate for a financial aid package for a program. We also strongly encourage you to identify study abroad scholarships you're eligible for, such as program provider scholarships and the Gilman International Scholarship for Pell Grant recipients, among many other scholarships that we recommend.

Application Process and Deadline

The application process is a two-step process:

  1. Applicants must submit the SCU application to the SCU Study Abroad via the Study Abroad Portal.
  2. After students are nominated by SCU they are responsible for submitting a program-specific application and all supporting documents directly to their proposed program by the program deadline. Deadlines will vary.

Apply for a Passport

The time required: Up to 8 weeks for U.S. passport holders. Other nationalities may vary.

All students need a valid passport to travel internationally. Passports are not required for domestic travel. If your passport will expire sooner than 6 months after the end of your program, you will need to renew your passport. 

  • If you are a U.S. citizen, visit the U.S. Passports section on the U.S. Department of State’s website for information on how to obtain or renew your passport.
  • If you are not a U.S. citizen, refer to your nation’s Embassy or Consulate for information on how to obtain or renew your passport. 

Study Abroad Events

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