Fellowships Advising & Study Abroad
St. John's College, Cambridge, England
Undergraduate Study Abroad
1 December 2014: Handouts and applications for programs commencing in 2015-2016 are now posted.
Caltech currently offers five official undergraduate study abroad programs:
Cambridge Scholars Program
London Scholars Program
Copenhagen Scholars Program
Edinburgh Scholars Program
Ecole Polytechnique Scholars Program
Melbourne Scholars Program
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.
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
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.
Fellowships Advising & Study Abroad | Mailcode 319-87 | Pasadena, CA 91125
Pictured above: Students who have participated in our Caltech exchanges