To be considered for any study abroad program, you must fulfill the following basic eligibility requirements:
You must have at least a 2.0 GPA (many programs set a higher minimum GPA)
You must have completed one successful semester at UMD in order to be eligible for semester or academic year programs. This eligibility criteria does not apply to Freshmen Abroad programs or select short-term faculty-led programs.
You cannot have any registration blocks, including those set for financial, judicial, or academic reasons.
You must be a current degree seeking student for all semester and year long programs. Non-degree seeking students are encouraged to seek short-term program opportunities as there are multiple offerings for non-degree seeking students. If you are interested in participating in a short-term program the term after you graduate, please view the FAQs for Non-UMD students page for additional information.
In addition to the basic eligibility requirements listed above, many programs set higher GPA requirements and establish required or preferred prerequisites including course prerequisites, preferred majors, and preferred class standings. You can look for programs with specific preferences in the program search or simply view the requirements for each program in the brochure fact sheet display on the top of the program page.
Education Abroad at University of Maryland welcomes degree-seeking and non-degree seeking applicants from other institutions in the U.S. and other countries on some of our programs. Please refer to the eligibility details posted online for each program you are interested in and review the Frequently Asked Questions for Non-UMD Students for more details.
In accordance with UMD’s vaccination guidelines, all Education Abroad program participants are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or have the appropriate exemptions. Failure to comply with UMD’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement will make you ineligible to study abroad for fall 2021.