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Welcome to UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension welcomes collaborative relationships with professional educational advisers and institutions around the world. We thank you for your support in facilitating these life-changing experiences for international students!

 

By working in partnership with UC Berkeley Extension, you’re sending your students to a highly respected institution devoted to education access and high-quality curriculum. Established in 1891 as the continuing education branch of UC Berkeley, we offer access to UC Berkeley and Extension courses for domestic and international students—without the complicated admissions process. UC Berkeley Extension—like all other UC Berkeley schools, colleges and departments—is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) through the university.

Here on our international representative portal, you'll find information and tools for your work with our International Programs. Get started below to find our agent application, a brief overview of all programs, information on the student application process and policies, commission details, and promotion and payment information.

Become a UC Berkeley Extension Agent!

Interested in joining our network of international representatives? Please submit the UC Berkeley Extension International Representative Questionnaire. Note: Effective 1/25/18 we are not reviewing new agent applications. However, you may still submit an application and we will get back to you shortly when we resume our review process.

Get to Know Our Programs

Who Can Participate? Recent international high school graduates.

Students gain English immersion and exposure to preparatory and university-level coursework for one or two terms, or a full academic year. They also receive personal college admissions advising to prepare for competitive international university applications. Learn more about the College Foundations Program.

Great for: Motivated, academically focused students considering attending university in the U.S. or other English-speaking locations.

Who Can Participate? Undergraduate or graduate students.

Study in Berkeley, taking UC Berkeley and Extension courses with expert instructors. Students enjoy an immersive experience that includes cultural, service-learning and leadership development projects. Learn more about Berkeley Global Access.

Great for: Students who want a full cultural and academic immersion experience taking undergraduate or graduate coursework with UC Berkeley and Extension students.

Who Can Participate? International undergraduate and graduate students interested in business.

Highly qualified students take business courses with the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business’ esteemed faculty. In addition to their studies, students have access to career-coaching and Bay Area and Silicon Valley professional networks. Learn more about the Berkeley-Haas Global Access Program.

Great for: High-achieving students interested in business studies and/or interested in applying to a master’s in business or related graduate degree program.

Who Can Participate? International undergraduate students and working professionals.

Short-term, intensive study in career-focused business disciplines at UC Berkeley Extension. Students earn a certificate in four months, or combine study with an internship for an 8- or 12-month experience. Learn more about International Diploma Programs.

Great for: Career advancers and career changers, early career professionals, or students seeking M.B.A. preparation or an M.B.A. alternative but who don’t need academic credits.

Who Can Participate? International students or working professionals who have completed an undergraduate degree or equivalent.

Students dive into skills-based study alongside U.S. students at UC Berkeley Extension. They choose from professional certificates in business, psychology, interior design and more. Courses are offered during evenings and weekends; most certificates can be completed in one year. Learn more about the Evening Certificate Programs.

Great for: Career advancers, career changers and early career professionals who have commitments during the day but who want to study in their free time alongside U.S. working professionals.

Program Comparison

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

What Is a Certificate?

UC Berkeley Extension International Diploma Programs and Evening Certificate Programs award professional certificates, not degrees. An academic advisory board oversees and approves each certificate’s curriculum.

A certificate is a credential that combines academic theory with practical knowledge, making it directly applicable to a professional career. Certificates provides 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

Student Program Fee Payments

Fees for all International Programs are due 30 days before the first day of class. UC Berkeley Extension does not accept direct payment from agents or third parties. Students must pay program fees directly to UC Berkeley Extension in U.S. dollars. In addition, the entire payment must be made with no commissions withheld. Four payment options are available. Read more about student payments.

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 UC Berkeley Extension’s full-time programs. Learn more about our visa requirements for international students.

International Student Housing: UC Berkeley Extension recommends 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-housing@berkeley.edu.