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UCEAP Reciprocity Information

UC Davis Study Abroad
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Contact your advisor: Jessica Fareri
Reciprocity Student Resources

Visa & Immigration Information

Services for International Students and Scholars
International Center
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International Student Resources

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  • Housing is not guaranteed.
  • A campus housing rental agreement typically lasts through the end of the academic year (June). Check the agreement term length and cancellation terms before signing. If you leave your housing before the end of the agreement, you may be financially responsible for the full term of the agreement and subject to a cancellation fee. Rental agreements in the community may last through August 31, and may not allow for cancellation. Check all terms and conditions before making a commitment.
  • If you apply for more than one housing option, accept only one. You will be financially responsible for all agreements you accept.

Privatized Campus Apartments (UC-Affiliated Housing)


P3 Campus Apartments

Residence Halls and University Apartments (UC Housing)


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Contact Campus Housing

To add your name to the housing waitlist, send an email to campus housing:

  • Include your name and "UCEAP Wait List" in the subject line of your message.
  • Provide your name, UC Davis student ID number, and contact information.
  • Identify yourself as an UCEAP student in the text of your message.
  • Provide the first term of your study abroad as fall or winter.
  • Report the number of terms you will be attending. 

Notification: Offers are made based on available space.
Fall: begins late summer
Winter: begins late October

NOTE: First year students receive priority placement in campus housing. After this priority group is housed, more advanced students can be placed. You are encouraged to simultaneously research other housing options.

Cooperatives (UC Housing)



Community Housing (Non-UC Housing)


ASUCD Student Housing Office

Explore ASUCD housing listings.

Tenant Resources 

SISS Housing Resources

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We strongly urge you to purchase airline tickets AFTER you have obtained your visa and confirmed travel conditions to the US from your home country. When you do purchase a ticket, purchase a refundable/changeable ticket.

When should I arrive?

No later than

  • Fall: TBD
  • Winter: TBD

No earlier than

  • Fall: August 26, 2024
  • Winter: December 7, 2024

You may arrive no more than 30 days prior to the start date printed on your visa certificate of eligibility (DS-2019).

Start Date on Certificate of Eligibility (DS-2019)

  • Fall: September 25, 2024
  • Winter: January 6, 2025

Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS)


  • Fall: TBD
  • Winter: TBD

Fee: $126 per quarter (subject to change) will be billed to your UC Davis account (fee includes orientation)

Check-in: Complete check-in within one week of receipt of your check-in email. See the list of documents you must provide.

Campus Housing Move-In Date

Your move-in date is determined by your room assignment. 

Temporary Accommodation Information (Non-UC Housing)

SISS Housing Resources

Transportation to Campus

SISS Transportation Resources

Enrollment Resources

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Enrolling in Classes
  • Check Schedule Builder or MyUCDavis to view your individual course enrollment appointment pass times beginning:
    • Fall: TBD
    • Winter: TBD
  • Pass times:  Miss your pass time? Open Hours allows you to enroll Monday to Friday 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. and weekends 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    • Pass 1: Enrollment limit is 17 units.
      • Fall: TBD
      • Winter: TBD
    • Pass 2: Enrollment limit is 19 units. You may wait list courses. Drop unwanted courses before adding new courses.
      • Fall: TBD
      • Winter: TBD
  • Open registration: 
    • Fall: TBD
    • Winter: TBD
      • Open Registration Hours: Enroll Monday - Friday from 6:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m., Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. No appointment necessary.
  • Registration Freeze:
    • Fall: TBD
    • Winter: TBD
  • Schedule adjustment period:
    • Fall: TBD
    • Winter: TBD
  • Prerequisite check
    • Schedule Builder will check to see if you have completed the required prerequisites for all courses. Instructors will remove you from the class if you cannot demonstrate completion of course prerequisites. Contact an advisor if you have questions about whether or not you meet the prerequisites for a course.
Enrollment tips
Undergraduate Advisor Contact Information

Graduate students

Graduate students usually register after consultation with the department’s graduate advisor. Check with your host department for registration advising.

Student Account

Check your account regularly to pay your fees and avoid late fees.  

  • International Student Fee: $126 per quarter (subject to change) will be billed to your UC Davis account (fee includes orientation)
  • Equitable Access Textbook fee (recommended): $169 (subject to change); This fee provides you low cost access to all academic material required for your studies at UC Davis. See information about how to opt-out prior to the deadline.
  • UCSA (UC Student Association) fee: $7; this fee is not mandatory, and you may opt-out (choose to not participate) before the deadline.
    • Opt-out deadline: prior to the end of the third week of the term 
    • Fall: $3
    • Winter: $2
    • Spring: $2
  • Health Insurance Fees: Fees will be billed to your account each quarter. See Health Insurance & Requirements information.

2024-2025 costs and information are not yet available. 2023-2024 costs and information are listed below. 

Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)

You will automatically be enrolled in your host university health insurance plan. No action is required.

Insurance information

  • Undergraduates: $1039 each quarter
  • Graduates: $2,062 each quarter 
Payment Deadlines
  • Fall: September 15, 2023
  • Winter: December 15, 2023
  • Spring: March 15, 2024
Effective Dates
  • Fall: September 11, 2023 - January 4, 2024
  • Winter: January 5, 2024 - March 27, 2024
  • Spring/Summer*: March 28, 2024 - September 15, 2024

*If you are a registered student during Spring quarter, your spring SHIP fee provides coverage through the end of Summer.

Immunizations and TB Screening


Health requirements and recommendations


  • Fall: As soon as possible
  • Winter: As soon as possible

Waiving SHIP

To waive SHIP, you must apply for waiver by submitting documentation of comparable health insurance. Waiver must be approved by your host UC.

Waiver Deadlines
(submit by)
Late Waiver Deadline ($50) Waiver applies to quarter terms
September 1, 2023 October 1, 2023 Fall, Winter, Spring 
December 1, 2023 January 1, 2024 Winter and Spring only
March 1, 2024 April 1, 2024 Spring only


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International House special events and resources

Global Ambassadors Mentorship Program - The Global Ambassador Mentorship Program is designed to help new first-year and transfer undergraduate international students (including exchange students!) successfully adjust to life at UC Davis. They will match new international students with current students based on similar interests to connect them with a community of support and friends. Apply today to be matched with a peer mentor.