Berkeley Global

UC Berkeley continues to be ranked the Number One global public university, the Number One public school in the United States (U.S. News and World Report) and Number One higher-education institution for environmental and social sustainability (QS Sustainability Rankings). 

UC Berkeley Global Online and Visiting Student Programs - Greetings From Berkeley!

UC Berkeley continues to be ranked the Number One global public university, the Number One public school in the United States (U.S. News and World Report) and Number One higher-education institution for environmental and social sustainability (QS Sustainability Rankings). 

We are proud of these achievements as our mission is to provide a world-class education to a global community of learners:

  • 24% or 10,000 of our students come from countries outside of the United States

  • Students are coming from 92 different countries across the globe

We offer top-ranked academics taught by renowned faculty who inspire you to think about the world in new ways. We’re located near San Francisco and Silicon Valley—giving you unique access to the world’s epicenter for technology and innovation. 

Our semester- or year-long programs allow visiting undergraduate or graduate students to experience life as a Berkeley student; study subjects such as business, sciences, engineering and more; access cutting-edge research and technology; connect with renowned professors; and become part of the vibrant campus community. 

Put Berkeley on your résumé—receiving a transcript and certificate from us will help you be more competitive when you apply to graduate school!


Berkeley Global Access (All Majors)

For a semester or full academic year, you can choose the courses that most interest you—and fit with your academic goals. Study alongside other UC Berkeley students while taking new and innovative classes that you wouldn't find at your home university. Learn from UC Berkeley's distinguished professors—who are esteemed professionals in their academic and research fields—on a culturally diverse campus. Scholarships are available!

100% Berkeley

You are taking Berkeley classes on campus.

You are learning from Berkeley faculty.

You are in class with Berkeley students.

Focus on Your Future: Career Development and Coaching Course

In this 1–unit class, you will get a step ahead in your future plans by identifying your strengths, building your emotional intelligence and applying them in a professional setting through tangible skill building. Take advantage of coaching, workshops, guest speakers and career panels.

At the end of the course, you will:

  • Understand the Bay Area and Silicon Valley innovation ecosystem through exposure to industry experts

  • Be a more effective verbal, nonverbal and written communicator

  • Grow your cross-cultural competencies

  • Acquire personal branding skills, including crafting a résumé and cover letter, networking and interviewing

Berkeley Haas Global Access Program (Business)

Berkeley Global Chemistry Visiting Student Program (computational chemistry or chemical biology) and Berkeley Physics International education program 

One-semester or academic-year program to take advantage of rigorous physics courses and unique research opportunities to enhance your educational experience. Course offerings include quantum mechanics, atomic physics, solid state physics, biophysics, string theory, cosmology, thermal and statistical physics, data science and more! 

Program Features

  • Professional Academic Advising

  • Exclusive Faculty-BPIE Student Lunches

  • Annual Undergraduate and Graduate Poster Sessions (Spring Semester)

  • Physics 199 Independent Study

  • Workshops on applying to graduate school

  • Career exploration panels

  • Research lab tours

  • Faculty-led visit to Lawrence Hall of Science

  • Department-sponsored cultural outings

Transfer Courses!

Earn units that can transfer to your home university.

Units earned in this program can be transferred back to your home university, or help prepare you for graduate and professional schools. 




The city of Berkeley is home to 121,000 residents. This bustling town features organic farmers’ markets, more than 350 restaurants, and numerous trails and walking tours. 

San Francisco

Explore one of the world’s most visited cities. Hop on a streetcar, shop in Union Square, grab fresh seafood at Fisherman’s Wharf, take in a baseball game or wander around our many culturally diverse neighborhoods. 

Silicon Valley

The innovation capital of the world, where you’ll find companies such as Google, Apple, Facebook and more.

Lake Tahoe

The perfect place to ski and snowboard, enjoy lake activities or hike in the mountains.

We’re also a short plane ride from Los Angeles and Las Vegas. 


Choosing where to live depends on your interests, preferences and budget. You can choose private or shared apartments, or live with a family through a homestay. Visit website for full details.

Student Services

We have an entire office dedicated to support you. 

Attend our new student orientation, where you will meet other students and staff, and receive your schedule and other important information. Take advantage of a wide range of services, including:

  • Pre-arrival webinars
  • One-site academic, health insurance and visa advising
  • Housing advice and support
  • Cross-cultural training
  • Social activities
  • Resume and interview workshops
  • Internship, career and/or graduate school advising

Inside the Classroom, Exploring Our Beautiful Cities


Contact Berkeley Global Now


$15,000—$20,000 Semester

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Top Programs

Business, Executive and Professional, Graphics/Multimedia & Web Design

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  • School Size

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  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation
  • Scholarships for International Students

  • Conditional Admission Available

  • Setting

  • Accreditation and Certification

  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Homestay, Apartment
  • Test Scores

    TOEFL: 90+, IELTS: Band 7+, DAAD: C2, ELS: Level 113

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