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Application Deadlines

PLEASE NOTE: There are two parts to applying for study abroad at Rice University:

  • Rice Study Abroad online application, and
  • the individual, specific program application

You will need to submit a Rice Study Abroad application by the Rice deadline as well as submitting your individual, specific program application by the deadline advised from the host university/affiliate provider. Be sure to meet all deadlines!  



October 15 for SPRING semester study abroad 
Last day for applications with a late fee:  October 20

March 15 for SUMMER/FALL/ACADEMIC YEAR study abroad  
Last day for applications with a late fee:  March 20

Applications are to be submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m on the October 15/March 15 deadlines.  After this time the online system will close and students will be unable to submit materials online.   

LATE FEE: A $200 Late Fee will be charged for applications received after the initial deadline. All application materials/components must be received by the deadline for the application to be considered complete. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.  Late applications following the final deadline will not be accepted. 



IMPORTANT: Please note individual program deadlines carefully as host university and program provider deadlines vary widely, ranging from one semester to a full year before a program begins and may be much earlier than the October and March Rice deadlines. Admission to a number of programs is competitive and often rolling admission. It is advised to apply to the program of your choice well before the program application deadline. Please refer to the individual program for specific deadlines.

ALSO IMPORTANT: If a program deadline falls before the Rice deadline, the Rice Study Abroad online application will also need to be submitted early, by the individual program deadline, to allow for the review of the Rice Study Abroad application and Rice University Study Abroad Office approval required by many universities/programs abroad. In addition, if a program deadline falls after the Rice deadline, the Rice Study Abroad online application must still be submitted by the Rice deadlines (October 15 for Spring, March 15 for Summer/Fall/Academic Year). Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Applications will not be reviewed until all application materials have been submitted.