Eligibility & Deadlines

Students must submit a completed application by the deadlines listed below. Once submitted, applications are reviewed and applicants are notified via email of their application status. Please note: Incomplete applications will not be processed or reviewed until all materials have been submitted.

Semester/Term  Application Open  Deadline
Summer November 15  February 28
Summer Faculty-Led Program  November 15  March 15
Fall November 15  March 30
Fall Faculty-Led Program  March 1  April 15
Spring June 15  September 30
Spring Break Faculty-Led Program  September 1  November 15

In order to apply for a Webster University Study Abroad program, applicants must meet the following criteria at the time of participation in the program.Students who do not meet the minimum eligibility requirements at the time of application should submit an additional statement telling when the requirements will be met (must be before program start).

 

  • Earned 15 Semester Credit Hours, (for Webster students, 15 credit hours must be earned at Webster University)
  • Good academic standing, including a minimum GPA of 2.5. International partner programs in the United Kingdom have a 2.8 GPA requirement. Students with a GPA between 2.2 and 2.5 who have extenuating circumstances, or who can demonstrate a pattern of improvement, may be given consideration and should speak with a study abroad advisor if interested in applying.
  • Good social standing
  • Good financial standing
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) students must be officially released from ESL with a TOEFL score of 550 (or equivalent) and have completed at least 15 credit hours of non-ESL coursework at their home campus after release.
  • Earned 9 semester credit hours (for Webster students, 9 graduate credit hours must be earned at Webster University)
  • Good academic standing (3.0 GPA)
  • Good social standing
  • Good financial standing
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) students must be officially released from ESL with a TOEFL score of 550 (or equivalent) and have completed at least 9 credit hours of non-ESL coursework at their home campus after release.

How to Start Your Application

  1. Meet with a study abroad advisor and your academic advisor
  2. Apply in Terra Dotta
  3. Be accepted and meet with OSA
  4. Pre-Departure Orientation

  1. Talk to your school's study abroad office and advisor
  2. Apply as a Non-Degree Seeking Student
  3. Once you have received your credentials, Apply in Terra Dotta
  4. Be accepted and meet with OSA
  5. Pre-Departure Orientation

Withdrawal Policy

Students who decide to withdraw from their study abroad program must notify the Office of Study Abroad in St. Louis immediately. Below are the steps to take to withdraw as well as some important financial considerations.

  • Inform the Office of Study Abroad in writing. as soon as you have made your decision. Please email your study abroad advisor or worldview@webster.edu.
  • If you do not inform us in writing of your withdrawal, we will assume that you will participate in the program. If you fail to notify the office of your withdrawal, you will be responsible for any funds paid out by the University on your behalf.
  • Students who withdraw from the program after the application deadline forfeit the $100 security deposit. The only exception to this is if a program does not run due to low enrollment.
  • Students who withdraw late will be responsible for the study abroad fee and may be responsible for housing deposits, fees, and/or unused accommodations reserved on your behalf by Webster University.
  • If a student has already been awarded the Webster World Traveler Program (WWTP) travel award or Webster International Network School (WINS) Travel Award, they are responsible for the cancellation fee for the plane ticket and/or the ticket in its entirety.

Term/semester students who withdraw after the following deadlines will be responsible for the study abroad fee and could be responsible for housing deposits, fees, and accommodations reserved on their behalf by Webster University. Students on International Partner or Exchange Programs may also have cancellation fees that are charged by their host institution. Students will adhere to the calendar below regarding the amount of the program cost they are financially responsible to pay based on the date of withdrawal:

Summer

  • After February 28 – Application Deposit and Applicable International Partner cancellation fees
  • After March 25 – Application Deposit, Study Abroad Fee, Housing Cancellation Fees, and Applicable Program or International Partner Fees
  • After Program Start Date – Application Deposit, Study Abroad Fee, Full Cost of Housing, International Partner or Program Fees, and tuition based on Webster University tuition refund schedule

Fall Semester (Including Fall 1 and Fall 2)

  • After March 31 – Application Deposit and Applicable International Partner cancellation fees
  • After April 25 – Application Deposit, Study Abroad Fee, Housing Cancellation Fees, and Applicable Program or International Partner Fees
  • After Program Start Date:
    • Undergraduate: Application Deposit, Study Abroad Fee, Full Cost of Housing, International Partner or Program Fees, and tuition based on Webster University tuition refund schedule
    • Graduate: Application Deposit, Study Abroad Fee, Full Cost of Housing, International Partner or Program Fees, and tuition based on Webster University tuition refund schedule

Spring Semester (Including Spring 1 and Spring 2)

  • After September 30 – Application Deposit and Applicable International Partner cancellation fees
  • After October 25 – Application Deposit, Study Abroad Fee, Housing Cancellation Fees, and Applicable Program or International Partner Fees
  • After Program Start Date:
    • Undergraduate: Application Deposit, Study Abroad Fee, Full Cost of Housing, International Partner or Program Fees, and tuition based on Webster University tuition refund schedule
    • Graduate: Application Deposit, Study Abroad Fee, Full Cost of Housing, International Partner Program Fees, and tuition based on Webster University tuition refund schedule

Short-term faculty-led program students will adhere to the calendar below regarding the amount of the program cost they are financially responsible to pay based on the date of withdrawal:

Summer

  • After Program Deadline = Application Deposit
  • 2 weeks or more after deadline = Application Deposit and Study Abroad Fee
  • After April 1st = Application Deposit, Study Abroad Fee, Program Fee, and tuition based on Webster University tuition refund schedule

Spring 2/Summer Hybrid

  • After Program Deadline = Application Deposit
  • 2 weeks or more after deadline = Application Deposit and Study Abroad Fee
  • After March 1 = Application Deposit, Study Abroad Fee, Program Fee, and tuition based on Webster University tuition refund schedule

Fall Break

  • After Program Deadline = Application Deposit
  • 2 weeks or more after deadline = Application Deposit and Study Abroad Fee
  • After May 1 = Application Deposit, Study Abroad Fee, Program Fee, and tuition based on Webster University tuition refund schedule

Spring Break

  • After Program Deadline = Application Deposit
  • 2 weeks or more after deadline = Application Deposit and Study Abroad Fee
  • After December 1 = Application Deposit, Study Abroad Fee, Program Fee, and tuition based on Webster University tuition refund schedule

WINS students will adhere to the timeline detailed below regarding the amount of the program cost they are financially responsible to pay based on the date of withdrawal.

  • Housing Cancellation Fee - Participants may withdraw their request for housing without penalty before March 25 for the Summer term, before April 25 for the Fall semester and before October 25 for the Spring semester. If cancellation occurs after those dates, a fee of $500 will be charged by Webster University to the affiliate for the canceled housing.
  • Withdrawal Policies - Participants who withdraw from the Study Abroad program before the term begins follow the affiliate's withdrawal/refund policies, and without tuition penalty by Webster University. Participants who withdraw from the Study Abroad program after the term begins will follow affiliate's withdrawal/refund policies. Webster University will use the following refund schedule for its direct billing to the affiliate: tuition refund schedule.

Extension Policy

If you decide to extend your study abroad experience, you must contact the Office of Study Abroad in St. Louis before registering for classes for the next semester. Here are the steps to take to extend your study abroad experience:

  • Inform the Office of Study Abroad and the local Student Services Office via email.
  • Extend visa, if applicable.
  • Register for courses for the next semester through the local Academic Advisor.
  • If you've received the travel award and would make any changes to your original itinerary (students are responsible for any change fees), you can contact Amber Oliver at TravelPlex (amber@travelplex.com). This must be done before your original departure date passes.