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University of California, Berkeley - International Programs

University of California, Berkeley - International Programs

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UC Berkeley Extension is the continuing education branch of UC Berkeley and offers international students access to Berkeley-quality programs and coursework. Programs range from university preparation to business courses to professional certificates.

Berkeley Pre-College Scholars: Summer Residential Program: Current high school students experience life in Berkeley while taking university-level courses, improving their English and preparing to apply to U.S universities.

Requirements: TOEFL: 80 (iBT) or IELTS Academic Format: 6.5 (for full list of acceptable exams see website)
Program Length: 6-8 weeks
Start Dates: June and July

College Foundations Program (CFP): Students who have completed high school take part in an immersive experience over a semester or full year. Focus on exam preparation and college admissions advising while taking university-level coursework.

Requirements: High school diploma. TOEFL: 80 (iBT) or IELTS Academic Format: 6.5
Program Length: 4-8 months
Start Dates: January and August

BGA Discover: Semester or year long program allowing undergraduate and graduate students to take UC Berkeley and UC Berkeley Extension courses. Explore a variety of courses based on your academic interests. Academic credit can transfer back to the home university.

Requirements: TOEFL: 90 (iBT) or, IELTS Academic Format: 6.5 or TOEIC: 800+
Program Length: 1-2 semesters (4-8 months)
Start Dates: January and August

Berkeley Haas Global Access Program (BHGAP): Semester or year long entrepreneurship program for undergraduate or graduate students focusing on business topics; courses taken at the top-ranked public business school in the U.S. Participants also gain exposure to Silicon Valley companies and may participate in internships and apply for OPT work visas after the program ends.

Requirements: TOEFL: 90 or IELTS Academic Format: 7 or TOEIC: 800
Program Length: 1-2 semesters (4-8 months)
Start Dates: January and August

College of Environmental Design Global Access Program (CEDGAP): Semester or year long program for undergraduate or graduate students focusing on architecture, city planning/urban studies, and landscape architecture. Architecture Program is ranked #4 in the world by QS Ranking.

Requirements: TOEFL: 90 or IELTS Academic Format: 7
Program Length: 1-2 semesters (4-8 months)
Start Dates: January and August

International Diploma Programs (IDP) - Intensive 4-12 month certificates focused on business topics. Open to 4th year undergraduate students, graduate students and working professionals. Includes options to participate in internships at U.S. companies and apply for OPT work visas after the program ends.

Requirements: TOEFL: 79 or IELTS Academic Format: 6.5
Program Length: 4-12 months
Start Dates: January, August, May

Evening Certificate Programs (ECP)- Evening courses for adults who have completed their undergraduate degree, taken alongside U.S. professionals. Courses are available in a broad range of career-focused fields such as graphic design, human resource management, etc.

Requirements: Undergraduate degree, TOEFL: 79 or IELTS Academic Format: 6.5
Program Length: 9 months- 1 year. One certificate takes 3 years to complete.
Start Dates: January and September