Intercampus Exchange Program and Education Abroad Programs
Intercampus Exchange Programs for Graduate Students (IEPGS)
The Intercampus Exchange Program for Graduate Students (IEPGS) provides UCSB
students access during fall, winter, or spring quarter to courses at another UC campus not ordinarily available at UCSB.
Applicants must have completed at least one academic year (three quarters) of residence at UCSB and be in
good academic standing.
Students enrolled in programs that are financially self-supporting (i.e. M.B.A., M.D.), cannot participate in intercampus
exchange since the host university program is not state-supported.
Application Process and Instructions
Contact the professor or department at the host campus expressing interest in and notifying them to expect your
IEPGS application. The completed IEPGS application, with your home Department Chair or
Graduate Advisor's signature, should be submitted to the Graduate Division four weeks prior to the beginning of the quarter
you wish to be on exchange. Separate applications are required each quarter.
Approvals are required from the Department Chair and the Graduate Dean on both campuses. The Graduate Division will secure
the approval of the UCSB Graduate Dean, and route the application to the host campus for approval.
If approved, you must register at both campuses for a combined total of 12 units, 8 of which must be at UCSB. Fees are paid
at UCSB only.
Upon completion of the coursework, an official UC transcript from the host institution will be sent to the UCSB Registrar.
Courses taken and grades earned at the host school will be recorded on the student's UCSB transcript and calculated into
Responsibilities of the Academic Department
Departments should screen all IPEGS applications carefully. The courses to be completed through IEPGS should be ones that
are not available on the student's home campus and constitute an important supplement to the student's degree program. The
course instructor(s) should be willing to allow the student into the course(s) based on the credentials presented and if
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use intercampus exchange to enroll at a non-UC?
No. This program is limited only to other UC campuses.
If my application is approved, how do I register at the host campus?
If approved, the host Graduate Division will send the student a detailed approval letter, describing the
registration process. The student must complete the registration process at the host campus, as well as at UCSB, to
get credit for the classes taken there.
Am I guaranteed student housing at the host campus?
Only rarely do IEPGS visitors gain access to student housing at the host campus.
What are the implications of Berkeley's and Merced's semester system?
Enrollment and payment of fees at UCSB for Fall quarter will cover Fall semester at Berkeley or Merced.
Alternatively, the student must register and pay fees for both Winter and Spring quarters at UCSB if
attending Spring semester.
What if I am interested in transferring to another UC campus?
Students who wish to leave UCSB and transfer to another UC must submit an official admission application for that
Can I hold an academic appointment at the host campus?
Possibly, if offered an academic appointment at the host campus. Please contact the
Graduate Division Appointment Analyst.
Education Abroad Program (EAP)
UCSB graduate students may study or pursue research overseas through UC's Education Abroad Program (EAP) in over 30
countries with nearly 250 program options. EAP provides a means for graduate students to achieve competency in a foreign
language, enhance their understanding of another culture, access coursework of an international or comparative nature, or
conduct research while maintaining UC student status. Detailed information is available at
UC Education Abroad Program or from
UCSB Education Abroad Program.
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