California Ecology and Conservation is open to all University of California undergraduates in good standing at their home campus who have at least a 2.5 GPA and have passed an introductory ecology or biology course prior to applying for the program.  International students who are seeking a degree at the University of California are welcome to apply, but unfortunately international short-term students (one year or less) are not eligible.

The application link below will redirect you to the application portal of the University of California Education Abroad Program (UCEAP). UCEAP handles the applications for California Ecology and Conservation. Please direct any application questions to

2023 Application Deadlines

TermApplications accepted startingApplication deadline
Summer 2023Nov. 1, 2022Feb. 4, 2023
Fall 2023Feb. 15, 2023April 25, 2023
Spring 2024Aug. 15, 2023Oct. 25, 2023
Summer 2024Nov. 1, 2023Feb. 10, 2024
Fall 2024Feb. 15, 2024April 25, 2024

Application guidance

The video below provides step-by-step guidance on how to use the UC Education Abroad Program website to apply to the California Ecology and Conservation Program.