University of California, Berkeley Extension

About the institution

From a group of academic pioneers in 1868 to the Free Speech Movement in 1964, Berkeley is a place where the brightest minds from across the globe come together to explore, ask questions and improve the world.

 Student demographics

27,126 Undergraduates

10,455 Graduates

52% female

48% male

277 degree programs offered

#1 Public institution in the US

 ESL program and/or support services


Student Housing options

Offers housing support and resources and on campus summer housing

Admission requirements for first year and transfer students

UC Berkeley Extension International Programs offers short-term study options for international students interested in studying at UC Berkeley for a semester or academic year. Internships and OPT available for certain programs.

International Student visas issued


Cost of attendance and financial assistance

$8,000 – $20,000 per term (summer to a semester) depending on the program

Internship opportunities 

Students in the Berkeley Global Access Program, International Diploma Programs and the Berkeley Haas Global Access Program have the opportunity to participate in an internship program.

Student activities and campus life

UC Berkeley Extension is part of the vibrant UC Berkeley campus and offers a wide range of student programming and activities depending on the program of study. Several programs provide students with a UC Berkeley student ID card. Inquire about the specific program you are interested in for further details.