Timelines and Deadlines

Please utilize this page to learn more about the process of researching, applying for, and the follow up requirements for study abroad. This information is delivered directly to Brandeis University students and the Office of Study Abroad recognizes that Brandeis families may also benefit from understanding this timeline. If you or your students should have any question about these estimated dates or the study abroad process, please contact a member of the Study Abroad staff.

Brandeis Study Abroad Application Deadlines

Timeline for Researching and Applying for Brandeis Study Abroad Approval

During Sophomore year (going abroad as a junior) or during Junior Year (going abroad a fall semester senior)

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August, September, October, November
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December, January
  • Open study abroad applications by meeting with study abroad staff

  • Start researching and applying for scholarships

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February
  • Once a year application deadline for Brandeis approval

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March

Fall & Academic Year Abroad Timeline

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February
  • Once a year application deadline for Brandeis approval

  • Complete external application for acceptance

  • Apply and Research Scholarships

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March
  • Brandeis decisions released

  • Receive admission decisions by study abroad program

  • Confirm with Brandeis intention to study abroad in fall/academic year

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April
  • Attend Brandeis Pre-Departure Workshops (mandatory)

  • Pay program deposits

  • Apply for visas if necessary

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May, June, July
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August, September, October, November
  • Depart for programs, transition, attend orientation, submit Course Report Forms to Office of Study Abroad

  • First fall programs end in November

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December, January
  • Break for Academic Year students

  • Most programs end in December; some in early January

  • Transition back to home country

  • Fall – Complete Abroad101.com evaluation, Experiential Learning Questionnaire (if applicable), and have Official Transcript sent to Office of Study Abroad

  • Fall – Attend Re-Entry Meeting (mandatory)

  • Academic Year students begin classes again

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February, March, April
  • Fall - Transfer of credit completed - upon receipt of official transcript, online evaluation, and Experiential Learning Questionnaire

  • Fall - Students able to submit Online Petition to Request Substitution for a Requirement for major/minor requirements or General University Requirements for classes from abroad.

Spring Abroad Timeline

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February
  • Once a year application deadline for Brandeis approval

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March
  • Brandeis decisions released

  • Brandeis-Led Programs - program deposits due

  • Confirm with Brandeis intention to study abroad in spring

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April, May
  • Continue researching their program and ensuring a solid spring semester of grades

  • Continue research study abroad scholarships

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June, July, August
  • Complete applications to external study abroad programs and program scholarships

  • Pay program deposits

  • Brandeis-Led Programs - medical forms and other forms due

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September
  • Attend Study Abroad Fair to complete research and ask relevant questions

  • Brandeis-Led Programs - attend program 'Meet & Greets' and take steps to prepare for program

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October
  • Confirm with Brandeis intentions to study abroad in the spring and acceptance into abroad program

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November
  • Attend Pre-Departure Workshops (mandatory)

  • Brandeis-Led Programs - attend Pre-Arrival Workshops (mandatory)

  • Apply for visas, as necessary

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December
  • Spring semester bills from Brandeis and study abroad program sent out

  • First spring programs start at end of December

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January
  • Most programs start, students submit Course Report Forms to Office of Study Abroad

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April, May
  • First programs start to finish

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June, July, August, September
  • Complete Abroad101.com evaluation, Experiential Learning Questionnaire, and have Official Transcript sent to Office of Study Abroad

  • Attend Re-Entry Meeting (mandatory)

  • Transfer of credit completed - upon receipt of official transcript, online evaluation, and Experiential Learning Questionnaire

  • Students able to submit Online Petition to Request Substitution for a Requirement for major/minor requirements or General University Requirements for classes from abroad.

  • Brandeis-Led Programs - Complete program evaluations

  • Brandeis-Led Programs - Transfer of credit completed upon receive of official transcript and evaluation

Summer Abroad Timeline

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September-February
  • Research approved programs and Brandeis-led programs

  • Meet with study abroad advisors

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December, January, February
  • Research approved programs and Brandeis-Led Programs

  • Meet with advisors to discuss options

  • Apply to program directly (earliest deadlines are in December)

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March
  • Application deadline for all summer programs

  • Brandeis decisions released on a rolling basis

  • Finish application to program

    • Pay program deposits

    • Apply for visas, if needed

  • Brandeis-Led Programs - pay program deposit

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April
  • Confirm with Brandeis intentions to study abroad

  • Attend Pre-Departure Workshop (mandatory)

  • Brandeis-Led Programs - attend 'Meet & Greet' and Pre-Arrival workshops (mandatory)

  • Brandeis-Led Programs - complete Brandeis paperwork, including health forms

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May
  • First programs start, attend program orientation

  • Pay Off-Campus Study fee to Brandeis (including Brandeis-Led Programs)

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June
  • First programs end, transition back home

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July
  • Last programs start

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August-September
  • All programs have ended

  • Complete Abroad101.com evaluation, Experiential Learning Questionnaire, send official transcript to Office of Study Abroad

  • Attend Re-Entry Meeting (mandatory) (including Brandeis-Led Programs)

  • Brandeis-Led Programs - complete program evaluation

  • Brandeis-Led Programs - credit applied after the completed program evaluation is received