Visiting and exchange students may pursue non-degree study at UC Berkeley through the following options. If you are interested in degree programs, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions or Graduate Division.
UC Berkeley Summer Sessions accepts visiting students to register for summer courses at UC Berkeley.
This program allows you to enroll in classes at UC Berkeley (with the consent of the instructor) without being admitted for a degree program. Although you are enrolling in this way, you will still be expected to follow the course, take the exams and turn in assignments as a regularly admitted UC Berkeley student would.
Berkeley Global Access is UC Berkeley Extension's concurrent enrollment study abroad program that enables groups of students from participating universities to study in Berkeley. Please contact us if your university is interested in participating in Berkeley Global Access. Students take courses on the Berkeley campus through concurrent enrollment and must also take a minimum of two units at Extension. The program offers a study-abroad opportunity that combines student advising and course enrollment, academic instruction, graduate school application advising and cultural programming. Students receive a full immersion experience in the United States, including unique access to the greater University of California, Berkeley, network—without the complicated admissions process.
UC Berkeley Extension offers several options for international students who want to pursue a post-baccalaureate continuing education for advanced degree preparation or career and professional advancement. Certificate programs are full-time academic and internship programs in business, art, design, and technology disciplines.
This is a reciprocal exchange program between the University of California's campuses and schools around the world. Students exchange places at their particular institution, paying tuition and fees in their home country. There must be an agreement between the University of California and your school to participate in this program.
The UC Berkeley Global Engagement Office hosts faculty, researchers, and graduate students from IVEO partner institutions through its Graduate Exchange Program.
Individuals interested in pursuing research or teaching at UC Berkeley must be invited as a "Visiting Scholar" by a professor in an academic department or lab who will serve as their host.