SCU Study Abroad Application Deadline
Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Winter 2022, Spring 2022
January 4, 2021 11:59 pm (PST)
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
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.
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.
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.
The application process is a two-step process:
- Applicants must submit the SCU application to the SCU Study Abroad via the Study Abroad Portal.
- 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.