Welcome to Berkeley Global

UC Berkeley Global has developed relationships with select recruitment agents around the world who can effectively represent our programs to their prospective students. Through these partnerships, prospective students gain access to a respected institution that is devoted to education access and high-quality curriculum. Administered by UC Berkeley Extension—the continuing education branch of UC Berkeley—Berkeley Global provides academic and professional programs for pre-college, undergraduate and graduate students, and professionals.

Get to Know Our Programs

Programs for University Students

Berkeley Global Chemistry Visiting Student Program

Semester- or year-long program for undergraduate Chemistry students. Study at the #1 chemistry program in the world. Take courses in computational chemistry or chemical biology to enhance a graduate school application or start a chemistry or STEM-related career.

 

  • Requirements: TOEFL: 90 (iBT) or IELTS Academic Format: 7
  • Program Length: 1–2 semesters (4.5–9 months)
  • Start Dates: January or August

 

What Makes This Program Unique:

Students also have the opportunity to seek out research opportunities in our world-renowned laboratories, as well as gain an advantage in the application process to the Master of Molecular Science and Software Engineering program.

Learn more about the Chemistry Visiting Student Program.

Berkeley Haas Global Access Program (business/entrepreneurship)

Semester- or year-long entrepreneurship program for undergraduate or graduate students focusing on business topics; courses are taken at a top-ranked business school in the U.S. Participants also gain exposure to Silicon Valley companies. Optional Practical Training eligibility available to students who complete two semesters. Scholarships available!

 

  • Requirements: TOEFL: 90 or IELTS Academic Format: 7
  • Program Length: 1–2 semesters (4.5–9 months)
  • Start Dates: January or August

 

What Makes This Program Unique:

Students have numerous site visits to leading companies in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, including LinkedIn, Google, Mozilla, Oracle and more! Your students will hear directly from entrepreneurs, founders and employees to inspire their career dreams!

Learn more about the Berkeley Haas Global Access Program.

Berkeley Global Access Program (most academic subjects)

Semester- or year-long program for undergraduate and graduate students. Explore a variety of UC Berkeley courses and subjects based on your academic interests—from sciences, mathematics, technology and engineering to liberal arts, literature and more.

 

  • Requirements: TOEFL: 90 (iBT) or IELTS Academic Format: 7
  • Program Length: 1–2 semesters (4.5–9 months)
  • Start Dates: January or August

 

What Makes This Program Unique:

Learning alongside domestic students, students can take a variety of courses on campus that they wouldn’t find at their home university. Experience top-ranked academics without the admissions process!

Learn more about Berkeley Global Access.

Berkeley Physics International Education

Semester- or year-long program for undergraduate Physics students. Study a variety of rigorous Physics courses and gain exposure to unique research opportunities. Open to students with one year of undergraduate coursework completed.

 

  • Requirements: TOEFL: 90 (iBT) or IELTS Academic Format: 7
  • Program Length: 1–2 semesters (4.5–9 months)
  • Start Dates: January or August

 

What Makes This Program Unique:

Students get the opportunity to study and do research alongside Berkeley students in a top-ranked department that U.S. News and World Report has consistently ranked in the top three (3) Physics programs in the United States!

Learn more about the Berkeley Physics International Exchange.

Program Comparison

Not sure what program is best for your student? Check out our side-by-side program comparison chart.

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What Is a Certificate?

Our full-time professional certificates are a credential that combines academic theory with practical knowledge, making them directly applicable to a professional career. Certificates provide concentrated study in less time and at less cost than a traditional degree program.

Online Student Applications

The student application varies for each program. Most applications involve the following steps:

  • Creating a student profile
  • Completing an online application
  • Paying the application fee

Don't Forget

Student Visas: Students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States must obtain an F-1 visa to attend Berkeley Global’s full-time programs. Learn more about our visa requirements for international students.

International Student Housing: We recommend several housing providers, including private or shared apartments, dormitories and homestays. Final arrangements are made directly between the housing provider and the student. For specific housing-related questions, email extension-intl@berkeley.edu.

About Us

UC Berkeley Global provides study-abroad experiences for international students that advance their academic and professional goals. Students can study for a semester or a year at the University of California, Berkeley, one of the world’s top public universities. We offer academically rigorous, short-term programs for high school graduates, undergraduate and graduate students, and working professionals.

We are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) through the university.

Contact Us

Email: extension-agents@berkeley.edu