Programs for Professionals

Our certificates, diplomas and immersive programs meet UC Berkeley's high academic standards and are taught by instructors who bring years of industry experience to the classroom. You will learn practical skills and apply them to real-world workplace scenarios to advance or change your career.

Programs for University Students

Whether you choose to study for one semester or a full academic year, you'll take a variety of courses to complete your undergraduate or graduate requirements and refine your English skills.

Learn alongside UC Berkeley students while receiving academic advising and graduate school admissions support. Take advantage of this study-abroad opportunity to learn from UC Berkeley's renowned professors in a culturally diverse campus—without the complicated admissions process.

Programs for High School Graduates

Join other high school graduates preparing for university study.

Attend college-level courses where you'll build English skills and become familiar with typical U.S. university classroom discussions and assignments. Boost your TOEFL and SAT scores through test preparation and get personal college admissions advising.

Attend a free information session

  • All International Programs on Monday, October 14, 2019 offered Online

    Date: Monday, October 14, 2019

    Time: 1:00pm to 2:00pm (Pacific Time)

    Location: Online

  • Berkeley Haas Global Access Program on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 offered Online

    Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2019

    Time: 1:00pm to 2:00pm (Pacific Time)

    Location: Online

  • Immersives and Professional Diploma Programs on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 offered Online

    Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019

    Time: 1:00pm to 2:00pm (Pacific Time)

    Location: Online

  • Legal Studies Global Access Program on Thursday, October 17, 2019 offered Online

    Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019

    Time: 1:00pm to 2:00pm (Pacific Time)

    Location: Online

International Program Stories

BHGAP students listen intently during a course lecture.

Berkeley Haas: Beyond Business

I’ve been so accustomed to acquiring knowledge through textbooks. But here at BHGAP I get it through hands-on experience.

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Global Students Visit Silicon Valley

Studying in BHGAP is never just limited to classrooms. What makes BHGAP unique is that it provides students opportunities to personally experience and be immersed in leading businesses, through...

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Arriving in Berkeley

You can truly be yourself here, since no one is judgmental and the environment is so inclusive—there are no “right” answers in class, so each voice can be heard equally.

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My Time in Berkeley: What I Expected vs. What I Got

I have to admit; I was very skeptical when arriving in Berkeley because I had never made an investment as big as $20K. Looking back, I do not regret any of it and if I were asked, I would do it...

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Welcome to Berkeley

Life shaping. World changing. Future building. That's Berkeley. Imagine yourself here.

Eddie West, Director of International Programs welcomes you to UC Berkeley

What is UC Berkeley Extension?

As the continuing education school of UC Berkeley, we bring Berkeley-quality education to our smaller class sizes. We offer everything you need to succeed at Berkeley: rigorous coursework, guidance from expert international student services staff, and events and activities designed to build strong academic and professional networks.

You'll learn from professors who not only love to teach, but love to teach their subjects. Why? Because they are experienced professionals in their fields and want to give you their knowledge so that you can succeed. Your classmates come from diverse backgrounds, bringing their experience to create engaging classroom discussions.

We are proud of the community we have created to welcome the bright and ambitious students arriving to Berkeley from all over the globe. Opportunities for personal and career development await you here in the San Francisco Bay Area, at our world-renowned university.


Eddie West

Director of International Programs

UC Berkeley Extension