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Eligibility for participation in all programs
  • Students must complete two full semesters on the University of Central Florida campus before going abroad.
  • Transfer students are eligible to apply for study abroad after completion of one full semester (fall or spring) on campus at UCF.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher at the time of application. Please note that most programs will require a GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  • Good academic standing and satisfactory progress toward a degree at UCF.
  • Participation in the mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation.
  • Students must receive final academic and disciplinary approval to study abroad from the relevant campus contacts. 
  • Submission of the documents below by the program application deadline;
    • Assumption of Risk and Waiver of Liability Forms
    • Disciplinary Clearance Form
    • Health Disclosure and Medical Information Forms
    • Flight Information Form
    • Visa Confirmation Form
    • Arrival at Host Arrangements Form

Disciplinary eligibility requirements for all programs

On the basis of documentation provided by the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities, the UCF Abroad Office reviews the disciplinary records of all students seeking study abroad participation approval and determines their eligibility to apply and participate abroad.

Students on Disciplinary Probation: Students on disciplinary probation are not eligible to apply for or to participate in study abroad programs. They MUST have one full semester (fall or spring) on the UCF campus with no additional disciplinary incidents between the end of the probationary period and departure to the host country. 

Disciplinary probation: Students who are on university disciplinary probation are excluded from participation in UCF study abroad programs. Students with a past record of disciplinary action against them, but not currently on probation, will be screened on a case-by-case base when they apply to participate in UCF study abroad programs by a committee of three members representing Student Conduct, Study Abroad, and Office of Legal Affairs.

The measure does not exclude students on probation from possible study abroad participation. Individually organized, informal, and third-party provided opportunities are open to them under current regulations, and they may become generally eligible again after the end of probation.

Eligibility for participation on Partner Programs
  • Students must meet all basic eligibility requirements as outlined above.
  • Students must also meet the eligibility requirements of the institution or organization hosting the program.
  • Students must also complete the application requirements for the institution or organization delivering the program.
  • Students must receive final participation approval from the UCF Abroad Office. 

Eligibility for participation on Faculty-led/Short-term Programs
  • Students must meet all basic eligibility requirements as outlined above.
  • Students must also meet the eligibility requirements of the college or faculty delivering the program.
  • Students must, if required by the program, meet with faculty for an in-person interview to seek approval for participation. 

Eligibility for participation on Reciprocal Exchange Programs
  • Students must meet all basic eligibility requirements as outlined above.
  • Students must also meet the eligibility requirements of the institution or organization hosting the program.
  • Students must also complete the application requirements for the institution or organization delivering the program.
  • Students must receive final participation approval from the UCF Abroad Office and the relevant college advising staff.

Final Approval for Study Abroad 

Final study abroad approval is contingent upon maintenance of all study abroad eligibility requirements as outlined in the above sections. Students must also maintain academic eligibility for study abroad with the college or school of registration. Students must receive final approval for study abroad form the UCF Abroad Office.