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Process & Timeline

Regardless of the program on which they will participate (exchange, affiliate or direct), all students planning to transfer academic credit back to their UMBC degree from overseas are required to submit an application to the UMBC Study Abroad Office. Students who do not follow this rule endanger their ability to transfer credits from a study abroad program to UMBC, and may not be able to transfer financial aid or scholarship funds to cover the cost of their program.

Please make certain to read your study abroad application and submit the required supplementary materials to the Study Abroad Office.  Our staff will carefully review your application to make certain it is complete and accurate.  Once your application is complete, we will submit it on your behalf to the program sponsor.

All applications must include a non-refundable application fee. The fee breakdown is as follows:

Application fee: $100 non-refundable application fee for semester, academic year, individual summer and winter programs (not for UMBC faculty-led programs).

Due at the time of application. A charge will be placed on student accounts through Student Business Services shortly after the application deadline.

Participation fee: $300 study abroad participation fee once a student is accepted into his/her program and chooses to commit to it.
This fee will be applied when the student registers for the AWAY  (AWAY 098/099 or AWAY 095/096) course and a charge will be placed on his/her student account.

UMBC Faculty-led programs: a $300 non-refundable fee for faculty-led programs is included in the overall program cost. Students are not billed at the time of application.

Late applications: $100 late application fee will be charged to students who do not apply by the deadline.