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University of California System

University of California System

University of California System

Location:California

Academic year spots: 40

Open for: Bachelor

Minimum language requirement: TOEFL: 90, IELTS: 6.5, CAE: A, CPE: C , exception: UC Berkeley requires a TOEFL of 100

Duration: Mid September - Mid June

Students who would like to spend their semester/year abroad at one of our partner universities in California will -- if their application is successful -- be nominated for the UC System. There will be an additional application process afterwards, conducted by the UC System itself, in which the campus you will be sent to in California is decided.

Applications for one semester only need one letter of recommendation.

Additional stipends:

1 Erasmus+ worldwide stipend for UC Berkeley for the best applicant. The stipend covers a travel allowance of 1500 € as well as a monthly stipend of 700 € for one semester.

Spots for one year:

UC Berkeley
UC Merced

Spots for one semester or year:

UC Davis
UC Irvine
UC Los Angeles
UC Riverside
UC San Diego
UC Santa Barbara
UC Santa Cruz

Additional Scholarships

One Erasmus+ worldwide scholarship for UC Berkeley for the best candidate. It includes a travel allowance of 1.500 € and a monthly stipend of 700 € for one semester.

Useful Links

UC System: https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/uc-system

Info for exchange students: https://reciprocity.uceap.universityofcalifornia.edu/

Experience Reports

UC Berkeley 17/18  18/19  19/20 (1)  19/20 (2)

UC Davis 14/15  17/18  18/19  19/20

UC Irvine 16/17  17/18  18/19 (1)  18/19 (2)  19/20 (1)  19/20 (2)

UC Los Angeles 17/18 (1)  17/18 (2)   18/19 (1)  18/19 (2)  19/20 (1)  19/20 (2)

UC Riverside 11/12

UC San Diego 16/17  17/18  18/19 (1)  18/19 (2)  19/20

UC Santa Barbara 17/18 (1)  17/18 (2)  18/19 (1)  18/19 (2)  18/19 (3)  18/19 (4)  18/19 (5)  18/19 (6)  18/19 (7)

UC Santa Cruz 17/18  18/19 (1)  18/19 (2)

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