Programs

Courses

International Students

Online programs and courses are open to international students living outside of the United States.

Our full-time programs are optimized for international students visiting the United States on a student visa.

Full-Time Study-Abroad Programs

You must apply and be admitted to one of our full-time programs to obtain a student visa.

Immersives are full-time, cohort-based programs. In order to maintain your visa status, you must attend all scheduled course meetings. Immersives students are eligible for internships and Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Learn more about study-abroad programs for professional students.

Berkeley Global Access Programs are designed for college students and recent graduates and meet visa requirements for full-time study.

Learn more about study-abroad programs for college students.

Choose Courses That Fit Your Schedule

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Start Anytime

Enroll in these courses anytime. Complete within six months of enrolling.

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Fixed-Date

Enroll in these courses by their start date. Complete by their specified end date.

What Our Students Say

Sian Fennessey

"I felt as if I had more access to the instructors online than I would have expected or experienced in courses that met regularly."

Sian Fennessey, Online Certificate Program in Project Management Graduate

Jeremy Kiene

"Even though I've not had the chance to meet them in person, I've established a real mentoring relationship with my instructors."

Jeremy Kiene, Online Sciences Student

Kyle Cameron

"From the first class, it was about the support I got from the teachers and the open discussion forums with the students."

Kyle Cameron, Online Professional Certificate in Accounting Graduate

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enroll?
Add the course(s) you want to your shopping cart and check out. Further instructions will be emailed to you. If you're a new student, you will need to create a student profile. If you already have a profile, log in with your student ID number and password. You can email extension@berkeley.edu for assistance with registration.
Can I start with just one course?
Yes, you can take a single course. You do not need to enroll in an entire certificate, program or sequence.
How are Start Anytime and Fixed-Date courses different?

Start Anytime courses are offered year-round and you can enroll anytime. Once you receive course access instructions, you're ready to begin. Generally you are expected to finish the course within six months of the start date.

Fixed-date courses require that you complete the course within the specified beginning and end dates.

How do I schedule a proctored exam?
We recommend you identify your proctor after you enroll in the course and no later than midway through the course to ensure that you are able to meet your course completion date. Get more information on proctored exams.
Can I transfer credits to another school?
Other institutions may accept UC Berkeley Extension credit toward an undergraduate degree, but acceptance is always determined by the institution to which you are applying. Get more information on transferring credits.

Your Online Classroom

Canvas, our online learning platform, offers interactive video lectures, discussion forums, readings and more. You'll be able to message your instructor, review your graded assignments, or get technical help 24 hours a day.

Click on the video to view a tour of the online course Introductory Biochemistry.

Get In Touch

Still have questions? Call or email our program coordinators, or fill out the form below.

Accounting, Finance and Financial Planning & Analysis
John Otto
jotto@berkeley.edu, (510) 644-4558
Behavioral Health Sciences Online Courses
Frida Wahlin-Lubisch
extension-counspsych@berkeley.edu, (510) 643-3883
Business Administration and Personal Financial Planning
Vanessa Hernandez
vhernandez@berkeley.edu, (510) 643-1550
College Admissions and Career Planning
Amy Marcus
extension-education@berkeley.edu, (510) 642-1172
Clinical Research
Michael Torcal
biotech_online@berkeley.edu, (510) 642-1062
HR, Marketing and Paralegal
Debbie Luong
debbie.luong@berkeley.edu, (510) 643-0973
Humanities, Writing, Editing and Languages
Jeff Metcho
extension-humanities@berkeley.edu, (510) 643-1110
extension-letters@berkeley.edu, (510) 643-1110
Mathematics and Statistics
Michael Torcal
math_stats_online@berkeley.edu, (510) 642-1062
Project Management and Business Analysis
Shadie Lee
shadie.lee@berkeley.edu, (510) 664-4979
Online Sciences
Amanda Quang
extension-science-online@berkeley.edu, (510) 643-5932
Technology and Information Management
Stephen Chang
sdchang@berkeley.edu, (510) 642-4153
User Experience Design
Kelsey Robinson
extension-uxdesign@berkeley.edu, (510) 643-8916