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University of California Education Abroad Program (UCEAP)

Univ. of Hyderabad

Study Abroad Program Overview

On this program you enroll in the University of Hyderabad's interdisciplinary Study India Program (SIP), with a wide variety of courses, as well as direct enrollment in the University of Hyderabad.  There is a focus on India studies with a special emphasis on South Indian history, culture, and language, and the university's School for the Performing Arts offers excellent dance, theater, and studio art course work.
Hyderabad is the capital city and most populous city of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Known as a meeting point for northern and southern India, Hyderabad affords wonderful opportunities to explore India's rich history, culture, and architecture.
Students attend classes with international and/or host country students.

Language of Instruction


Language Study

Hindi; Telugu; Urdu
You must take either Basic Hindi, Intermediate Hindi, Intermediate Hindi II, or Advanced Hindi.  In addition to required Hindi, you may also take Conversational Hindi or Sanskrit as electives.  Students fluent in Hindi may take Basic Telugu or Basic Urdu as electives.​


Go to the Participants section to see current or past calendars.
Fall :  
mid-July to early December: 20 weeks.









Student have the choice of two housing options:
  • Tagore International House: Furnished, air-conditioned single or double rooms on the UoH campus.
  • Group homestays: Participants live with an Indian family in a homestay with approximately 3-5 other CIEE students. Students share a double room and bath.
Meals are included with both options.  See the "living" section of the CIEE Guide for an expanded description of the housing options. ​

Extracurricular Activities

Students have the opportunity to volunteer with organizations such as Voice for Girls, the MV Foundation, Grameen Mall Foundation, Desire Society, Sankalp for Women, and Blue Cross of Hyderabad.

On-site Support

UCEAP students will have the full support of the CIEE Center in Hyderabad, as well as the faculty and staff of the Study India Program at the University of Hyderabad. With extensive professional experience in study abroad in India and locations worldwide, CIEE staff will help students integrate into the culture of India and provide assistance with academics, housing, safety, and other issues.
UCEAP students are further supported by UC's vast network, including the Systemwide office and the study abroad offices on each UC campus.​
Explore the CIEE Guide for more details.

Course Opportunities

Regular university courses in selected fields.
All UCEAP students must take Hindi at the appropriate level, in addition to three electives (two SIP electives and one direct enrollment elective is recommended). 
A sampling of past SIP electives includes:
  • Creative Writing in India
  • Indian Philosophy
  • Kuchipudi Dance
  • The Making of Indian Modern Arts
  • Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Development
  • Yoga: Theory and Practice
  • Conversational Hindi
  • Sanskrit
Direct enrollment includes the following recommended courses at the University:
  • Indian Writing in English
  • Indians in Diaspora:  Communities, Cultures, Representations
  • Sociology of Gender 
Direct enrollment may also be available in the following departments, depending on eligibility, prerequisites, and availability:
  • Political Science
  • Anthropology
  • Sociology
  • Economics
  • History
  • Performing Arts, Fine Arts, and Communication
  • Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies
  • English
  • Hindi
  • Philosophy
  • Sanskrit Studies
  • Telugu
  • Urdu
  • Chemistry
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematics and Computer/Information Sciences
 Use the following resources to learn about courses on EAP:
  • EAP Program Search provides information on general areas of study.
  • Host institution online catalogs or course listings:
    - Council on International Educational Exchange
  • MyEAP Course Catalog lists courses previously taken by UC students. Additional courses may be available and not all courses may still be offered. Since courses in new programs have not yet been taken for credit, they may not appear in the MyEAP Course Catalog.
​UCEAP is affiliated with the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE).  Program participants take courses offered through University of Hyderabad's Study India Program and through direct enrollment.


You are required to take a full-time course of study of typically four courses earning 6 UC quarter units each, including Hindi, for a total of 24 quarter units.

Internships, Research, and Independent Study

Independent study is available as a direct enrollment course at the University.  Students interested in this option need to coordinate with the UCEAP Systemwide office as well as discuss with their home campus department.

University of Hyderabad

University of Hyderabad
The University of Hyderabad (UH) was founded in 1974. The student population has increased steadily over the years to approximately 2,000 at present. Due to a competitive, rigorous national selection process (one out of 16 applicants is selected), the student body is serious, motivated, and of particularly high caliber. UH is one of the dozen premier Indian universities of post-graduate teaching and research, and it is regarded as one of the best academic institutions in South Asia. The National Information System for Science and Technology (NISSAT) categorized UH as one of eight “high output—high impact” institutions in India. NISSAT also ranked UH as one of the top 20 institutions (based on impact) in chemistry, physics, biology, and biomedical research. The university is located at Gachibowli, about 13 miles from the city of Hyderabad. Stretching over nearly 2,300 acres of land, the campus is home to a variety of birds, a large wooded area, and two lakes (Peacock lake and Buffalo lake).
Participation in UCEAP is a great value! The cost of studying abroad on UCEAP programs is typically less than that of non-UC study abroad programs. The dollar figures listed in the chart below represent an estimate of: 1) the UCEAP fees for the current year, and 2) the additional amount needed to cover your living expenses in this location. Estimates for personal travel, entertainment and Non-Resident (out of state) Fees are not included.
Keep in mind that on UCEAP you take your financial aid with you. The amount of your financial aid package will take into account the total estimated costs of this experience. One advantage of selecting UCEAP for study abroad is that we facilitate the process by working with your UC Financial Aid Office (FAO), informing them of your UCEAP participation and providing them with your UCEAP budget. Just like your UC Campus billing office, we receive your financial aid and scholarships from your FAO, apply it to cover the UCEAP program fees, and disburse any remaining aid on a set schedule.

Estimated EAP Costs *

OptionWeeksUnits (Qtr)Units (Sem)UCEAP Fees 1Additional Costs 2
* Estimates do not include Miscellaneous Campus Fees or, if applicable, Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition, Graduate or Professional Fees. If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay Non-Resident Fees on UCEAP.

1 UCEAP Fees: This represents an estimate of UCEAP fees for the current year. Actual amounts will vary due to potential changes to UC fees, exchange rate fluctuation, etc. This figure includes UC tuition and fees for undergraduate, in-state residents. For a detailed breakdown of what’s included in this estimate, visit the Participants Portal and select the appropriate program. Non-Resident Fees apply: If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay non-resident fees on UCEAP.

2 Additional Costs: Average living expenses include but are not limited to room and board, transportation, books, supplies, and other incidentals and do not include recreational travel or entertainment. The total cost will vary depending on your personal expenses, exchange rate fluctuation, and the program you attend. For a detailed breakdown of the estimate, visit the “Cost” tab of the appropriate program.

All fees are subject to change without notice.

These expenses are estimated for 2013-14. Actual amounts will vary due to potential changes to UC fees, exchange rate fluctuation, etc. For a more detailed breakdown of 2013-14 payment information, visit the Participants Portal and select the appropriate program.  Estimates do not include Non Resident Fees. If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay Non Resident Fees on UCEAP.
Here’s what is included in the estimate:
  • Predeparture expenses (visa, etc.)
  • Round-trip transportation from California
  • UC fees
  • Tuition at host institution
  • Accident and medical insurance
  • On-site orientation
  • Intensive language program
  • Room and board
  • Program excursions
  • Books and other incidental expenses
  • Automatic transfer of credits and grades to your UC transcript
While on UCEAP, you are covered by UC’s accident and medical insurance, including non-medical benefits, and 24/7 travel assistance anywhere in the world.​


UCEAP scholarships are available. Please visit our scholarships overview page for general information and details  regarding eligibility requirements and application deadlines.


Class Level:

Junior, Senior, Graduate

Language Prerequisites:



3.00 cumulative GPA at the time of application and maintained through the end of the last term prior to departure.

All applicants must also have:

  • Serious academic goals and a clear plan for integrating EAP studies into the student's UC degree program.
  • Social, interpersonal, and cross-cultural sensitivity; maturity; willingness to adapt successfully to different living and academic environments; appropriate behavior in a variety of situations.
  • A willingness to abide by program regulations.
  • Completed all campus- and program-specific requirements.

Application Information and Deadlines

Application deadlines and information on the application process are available through your Campus EAP Office. Supplemental pre-departure materials will be required for many programs, including, but not limited to, host institution applications, visa and housing applications, medical clearances, etc.

For participation in the program, you must meet all deadlines and submit complete application materials.

These are minimum requirements. After selection by your UC Campus EAP Office, final admission is determined by CIEE.

Visit your Campus EAP website for program-specific deadlines:

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