Programs for Professionals

Our certificates 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.

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    We frequently offer information sessions about our programs for international students. Check back soon or fill out our contact form and request to be placed on our email list for updates!

International Program Stories

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UC Berkeley Again Ranks as a Top Global University

For the fifth straight year, UC Berkeley tops the list of public universities in global rankings by U.S. News & World Report!

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Legal Studies Global Access Program Ambassador Simin Yu

I am Simin Yu from Beijing, China. I graduated from Beijing University of Chemical Technology and I am now studying Legal Studies here at UC Berkeley.

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My Time in the Legal Studies Global Access Program

Hi! My name is Olivia and I am an undergraduate studying Jurisprudence at East China University of Political Science and Law. and I have already stayed in Berkeley for a month! I am a Legal...

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What Is Optional Practical Training (OPT)?

Ever wanted to work in the United States? If you complete two semesters of study through our Berkeley Haas Global Access Program (BHGAP) or our Professional Certificates, you may become eligible...

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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.

#YouAreWelcomeHere

Eddie West

Director of International Programs

UC Berkeley Extension