Applying to study away is a two-step process that involves
1. applying to Oberlin for approval and
2. applying directly to study away programs.


 Declare major
 Discuss study away plans with study away advisor (recommended)
 Research study away programs at
 Schedule an appointment with major advisor as necessary
 Begin the online application

Step 1: Apply to Oberlin for Approval at

Deadline: See for semester-specific deadlines

You're required to meet this deadline in order to obtain institutional approval for an academic leave of absence to study away.


Step 2: Apply to the Specific Study Away Program(s)

Depending on the application date for the specific program(s) you have chosen, and the semester in which you are hoping to study away, you may apply to the program before, at the same time as, or after, applying for permission from Oberlin to be away.

We strongly encourage you to apply for admission no later than March 1 for fall or full academic year programs and by October 1 for spring programs.

Note: Some programs may have earlier deadlines, while others may fill up prior to their stated deadlines. Early applications are advised.



1. Determine the application process and deadline for the program(s) that you hope to attend.

2. Even if you have not yet received approval from Oberlin, you may wish to begin the program application(s).

3. Request any required transcripts, recommendations, or approvals from the appropriate offices.