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How to start an application

Follow these step-by-step instructions to apply to study abroad:

  1. Visit the UC Merced MyStudyAbroad Portal and select the "Programs" menu item to start your search for your program.
     
    Program Search Link
     
  2. Search for your program using either the "Simple Search" or the "Advanced Search" option. Search by program name, term, country, city, and more.
     
    Simple Search Option
     
  3. From the results, select your program.
     
    Select Program Option
     
  4. When you have loaded the page for your program, select the "Apply Now" button.
     
    Apply now
     
  5. Select "OK" that you are ready to create an application.
     
    Authorize Application Creation
     
  6. If you are a UC Merced student or have a valid UCMNetID, select "Yes" that you are a currently registered UC Merced student.
     
    Verify Student Status
     
  7. Enter your UCMNetID and password to log in.
     
    Enter UCMNetID
     
  8. Select the term for which you wish to apply.
     
    Select Application Term
     
  9. Get started on your application. As you complete items, check marks will appear in the check boxes corresponding with those items.
     
    Sample Application
     

If you have any difficulty navigating the MyStudyAbroad portal, please contact StudyAbroad@ucmerced.edu.