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Eligibility


Eligibility Requirements for Non-Faculty Led Programs

To be eligible to study abroad, you must meet the following requirements:

  • have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater for non-faculty led programs
  • have earned 30 credits by the time you study abroad, including transfer credits
  • be 19 years of age or older (or have parental permission)
  • be in good academic, disciplinary, and financial standing with UAB

If you do not meet UAB's minimum requirements, students are encouraged to submit an Academic Appeals to Education Abroad for eligibility consideration.  Some programs have additional eligibility requirements, such as a minimum GPA higher than UAB's requirement, which are listed on the individual program webpages.
 

Eligibility Requirements for Faculty Led Programs

To be eligible to study abroad, you must meet the following requirements:
 
  • have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater for faculty-led programs
  • be 19 years of age or older (or have parental permission)
  • be in good academic, disciplinary, and financial standing with UAB

You're eligible to study abroad as a freshman on select faculty-led programs. Click the individual faculty-led program webpages for details.

If you do not meet UAB's minimum requirements, students are encouraged to submit an Academic Appeals to Education Abroad for eligibility consideration.  Some faculty may have a minimum GPA higher than UAB's requirement, which are listed on the individual program webpages.

The best time to go abroad is during your sophomore or junior year. The earlier in your undergraduate career you study abroad, the easier it will be to find courses to fulfill your degree requirements.