Fellowships Advising & Study Abroad

St. John's College, Cambridge, England
Undergraduate Study Abroad

20 November 2013: Applications and handouts for programs commencing in 2014-2015 are now posted.

Caltech currently offers five official undergraduate study abroad programs:

Cambridge Scholars Program
Cambridge University
Cambridge, England

London Scholars Program
University College London
London, England

Copenhagen Scholars Program
Copenhagen University & Danish Technical University
Copenhagen, Denmark

Edinburgh Scholars Program
University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Scotland

Ecole Polytechnique Scholars Program
Ecole Polytechnique
Paris, France

Melbourne Scholars Program
University of Melbourne
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

 

Only Caltech students are eligible and apply during their sophomore or junior year to study abroad during their junior or senior year, respectively. Students receive a minimum of 36 units, provided that they pass their coursework and it is possible to get additional units. Students can receive general credit or option credit. Students can also get humanities or social science credit in most programs. Courses taken abroad can fulfill specific option requirements, i.e., actually replace a course taken here as long as the instructor agrees to evaluate the course on the student's return.

Each fall we hold Study Abroad information meetings at which we explain the application process, the program options, and have students who have participated in study abroad speak to share their experiences. Announcements for the meetings are sent via the Caltech email directory.

In the FASA library you will find sample proposals, surveys on the academic and social experience at each program that were comleted by former participants, and a other resources pertaining to each program.

Program Information
The following documents are essential to understanding the different programs. In order to successfully apply to a Caltech Scholars Program, you must read the appropriate handout for specific information.

Study Abroad General Information   pdf
Cambridge Scholars Handout
(updated 2013-12-26)
  pdf
Copenhagen Scholars Handout   pdf
Edinburgh Scholars Handout   pdf
Ecole Polytechnique Scholars Handout   pdf
UCL Scholars Handout   pdf
Melbourne Scholars Handout   pdf

Application Documents
Applicants must read the application directions posted below. You are welcome to fill them out by hand. All forms must be turned in as hard copies. Some forms are available as writable PDFs; please see the Guide to using writable PDFs for more information. Check the individual program handouts for program-specific information. 20 November 2013: Documents for programs beginning in 2014-2015 are now posted.

Application Directions   pdf
Proposed Course List Requirements
(updated 2013-12-26)
  pdf
Caltech Scholars Application Form pdf  
Core Course Checklist pdf  
Caltech Scholars Programs Reference Form pdf  
Guide to using writable PDFs pdf  

Graduate Opportunities for Study/Research Abroad

Graduate students seeking funding to support research abroad at the graduate or postdoctoral level should contact major funding agencies in their field and research fellowship opportunities such as the Fulbright. The internet is a valuable tool and one excellent resource for such grants is GrantsNet. In addition graduate students can find books in the FASA Office library that provide information on such funding. Graduate students are also encouraged to speak with faculty in their department to obtain their advice on such funding.

Recent alumni who are interested in fellowships such as the Fulbright, Rhodes, or Marshall should contact the director of the FASA Office to find out requirements for obtaining a Caltech endorsement or nomination for such awards.





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