International Students Study Options

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Online Learning

Take online programs and courses from anywhere in the world! Receive a Berkeley-quality education from the comfort of your home—no visa or application required. Search our course catalog to find the right one for you.

Study-Abroad Programs

Study abroad on a student visa for a semester or academic year with our full-time programs. You must apply and be admitted to one of our full-time programs to obtain a student visa.

Learn more about your study-abroad options.

Three Types of Online Courses

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Live Online

Access classroom-style interactive learning from anywhere in the world! Attend scheduled online sessions with your instructor and classmates in addition to completing your coursework.

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Start Anytime

Enroll in this class at any time and progress through the curriculum at your own pace.

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Enroll in this course by its start date and complete it by its specified end date. There are no live sessions, but plenty of opportunities to collaborate with your classmates and instructor.

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 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.
What are the differences between the three online formats?

Start anytime classes allow for the most flexibility in your schedule. Once you enroll, you start the class; there's no need to wait for a specific start date. After you enroll, you progress through the course at your own pace.

Fixed-date courses have a set start and end date—in the same way as a classroom course. There are no live sessions, but plenty of opportunities to collaborate with your classmates and instructor.

Live online classes have the same set up as the fixed-date format, such as specific start and end dates, but adds classroom-style interactive learning.

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, (510) 644-4558
Behavioral Health Sciences Online Courses
Frida Wahlin-Lubisch, (510) 643-3883
Business Administration and Personal Financial Planning
Vanessa Hernandez, (510) 643-1550
College Admissions and Career Planning
Amy Marcus, (510) 642-1172
Clinical Research
Michael Torcal, (510) 642-1062
HR, Marketing and Paralegal
Debbie Luong, (510) 643-0973
Humanities, Writing, Editing and Languages
Jeff Metcho, (510) 643-1110, (510) 643-1110
Mathematics and Statistics
Michael Torcal, (510) 642-1062
Project Management and Business Analysis
Shadie Lee, (510) 664-4979
Online Sciences
Amanda Quang, (510) 643-5932
Technology and Information Management
Stephen Chang, (510) 642-4153
User Experience Design
Kelsey Robinson, (510) 643-8916