Loyola University Chicago

Study Abroad

Application Process



How to Apply 

Loyola University Chicago students planning to study abroad at the Vietnam Center, click here.

Visiting students from any other university planning to study abroad at Loyola's Vietnam Center, click here.

If you need to complete an application that you already started or begin a new application, enter the Study Abroad Application Center

Application Deadlines

The application availability and deadlines for the Vietnam Center are as follows: 


Opening Date for On-Line Applications

Application Deadline


April 1

October 15


September 1

April 1

*Spring 2017 Application deadline has been extended to October 21st


Application Requirements

The following requirements must be met before an application will be considered eligible for review.  All applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years old by program start date
  • Have earned at least 12 semester hours (or 18 quarter hours) of college credit
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale*
  • Be in good academic and disciplinary standing**
  • Be in possession of a valid passport, or a receipt verifying application for a passport***(copy uploaded at time of application)

Visiting students should have approval from their home institution to study abroad at the Vietnam Center.

*Along with their application, applicants with a GPA that falls below the minimum requirement must submit a personal statement explaining: 1) why their GPA is below the minimum requirement; 2) their reasons for wanting to study abroad; and 3) how they feel they will benefit academically and personally from studying at the Vietnam Center.  Preference is given to those students who have an upward trend in their GPA or whose GPA was negatively affected by one or two particularly difficult courses.  Students who apply with a GPA below the 2.75 minimum are considered on a case-by-case basis and admission is not guaranteed.

**Once admitted, students must remain in good standing (academic and judicial) in order to participate in the program. 

***While a receipt verifying application for or renewal of a passport may be used for a decision about admission, a copy of the actual valid passport must later be uploaded to an accepted student's online application in order for that student to be eligible to enroll in classes at the Vietnam Center.