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In order to study abroad at Transylvania, a student must meet the following criteria:

  1. Minimum of 2.5 overall GPA (many programs require a 3.0)
    Students with a 2.0-2.5 may still apply to short term abroad programs, but must meet with the director of global and intercultural engagement prior to applying.
  2. Good standing with the Dean of Students office regarding disciplinary and/or judicial status
  3. For non-semester study abroad, students must have completed one full semester of university study. For semester study abroad, students must have completed at least two semesters of university study, and return for final academic year at Transylvania

Students who wish to go abroad should demonstrate evidence of maturity, responsibility and preparation for education abroad and show intellectual curiosity, academic rationale and social flexibility.

Important: certain programs will have their own specific requirements (i.e. prerequisites, language proficiency, etc.) that students will need to meet in order to participate. 

Applications and Deadlines


To participate in a education abroad experience, students must apply both with Transylvania and with their provider program.  The only exceptions to this rule are for May Term travel courses and the Transylvania in Ireland program, where students only apply through Transylvania.

If you are interested in applying for various scholarship and funding opportunities, please visit our Funding and Scholarships page.

Apply for Study Abroad programs


These deadlines are for the Transylvania study abroad application.  Please be sure to check with your specific program for its application deadline, as it may be different.

  • Semester:
    • Fall: March 15
    • Spring: 
      Priority deadline May 15
      Regular deadline September 15
      apply by the priority deadline for guaranteed use of institutional aid
    • Winter: Sept. 15
    • Summer: 
      Priority deadline December 15
      Regular deadline February 15
      apply by priority deadline for scholarship consideration
    • May Term: October 18
    • Transylvania in Ireland: 
      Priority deadline December 15
      Regular deadline February 1
      apply by priority deadline for scholarship consideration