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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.

Featured Berkeley Global Access Programs:

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English as a 2nd Language

As part of the College Foundations Program you'll join other international high school graduates preparing for university study.

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International Diploma Programs

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Evening Certificate Programs

If you're an international student or working professional with an undergraduate degree, our Evening Certificate Programs can help enhance your skills and credentials.

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Welcome to Berkeley

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

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Attend a free information session

All International Programs

Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Time: 9:30am to 10:30am

Location: Online


College of Environmental Design Global Access Program

Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Time: 9:30am to 10:00am

Location: Online


Berkeley Haas Global Access Program

Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018

Time: 9:30am to 10:30am

Location: Online


Legal Studies Global Access Program

Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Time: 9:30am to 10:30am

Location: Online

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Yanni Zhang is majoring in History, Policy and Economics at Wuhan University. After graduation, Yanni wants to make the world a fairer place by continuing her studies in politics and economics—and...

The Value of UC Berkeley Discussion Sections

At UC Berkeley, you have a great opportunity to dive more deeply into your studies with discussion sections. Collaborate with your fellow classmates. Build a community of learning. Discuss, ask...

6 Questions With Professor Sonia Katyal

Leading you through this exciting class is faculty member Sonia Katyal, the Chancellor's Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology.

BHGAP student majors summary

Infographic: The Berkeley Haas Global Access Program (BHGAP) Initial Cohorts

Representing countries from all over the world, students from our first two Berkeley Haas Global Access Program cohorts strive to make a positive impact on business and entrepreneurship.

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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