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Whether you choose to study for one semester or a full academic year, you'll take a variety of courses to complete your undergraduate or graduate requirements and refine your English skills.

Learn alongside UC Berkeley students while receiving academic advising and graduate school admissions support. Take advantage of this study-abroad opportunity to learn from UC Berkeley's renowned professors in a culturally diverse campus—without the complicated admissions process.

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International Diploma Programs

Whether you're thinking about starting your own business, looking to move up in your company, or want to build your knowledge of global business and economic issues, you become more competitive in the global marketplace with an IDP certificate.

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Evening Certificate Programs

If you're an international student or working professional with an undergraduate degree, our Evening Certificate Programs can help enhance your skills and credentials.

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English as a 2nd Language

As part of the College Foundations Program you'll join other international high school graduates preparing for university study.

Attend college-level courses where you'll build English skills and become familiar with typical U.S. university classroom discussions and assignments. Boost your TOEFL and SAT scores through test preparation and get personal college admissions advising.

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Welcome to Berkeley

Life shaping. World changing. Future building. That's Berkeley. Imagine yourself here.

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  • All International Programs on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 offered Online

    Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019

    Time: 3:00pm to 4:00pm (Pacific Time)

    Location: Online


  • Legal Studies Global Access Program on Thursday, January 24, 2019 offered Online

    Date: Thursday, January 24, 2019

    Time: 2:00pm to 3:00pm (Pacific Time)

    Location: Online


  • College of Environmental Design Global Access Program on Thursday, January 24, 2019 offered Online

    Date: Thursday, January 24, 2019

    Time: 3:00pm to 4:00pm (Pacific Time)

    Location: Online


  • All International Programs on Monday, March 25, 2019 offered Online

    Date: Monday, March 25, 2019

    Time: 10:00am to 11:00am (Pacific Time)

    Location: Online

International Program Stories

An iconic San Francisco cable car pictured on a city street.

Getting Around in Berkeley

In California, especially in Berkeley, the public transportation is wonderful. All buses, subways and apps are well-structured and developed.

BHGAP student Anna Julia from Germany poses in front of the Golden Gate bridge on a foggy day with classmates.

BHGAP and Beyond: Exploring California

Last weekend we went on a trip to Yosemite National Park—one of the most famous and most beautiful national parks in the U.S. As a group of 15 people from Denmark, Germany, U.S. and Mexico, we...

UC Berkeley football stadium is filled with fans

BHGAP Experiences: Game Day

In the beginning when I came to Berkeley to take part in the Berkeley Haas Global Access Program, it was kind of weird for me to see everybody chatting about football instead of soccer. But I...

Jerome Antonio from Germany smiles and poses for a photo.

German MBA Candidate Explores Berkeley and Silicon Valley Through BHGAP

On the first day of the semester, Alex Budak, the program director of the Berkeley Haas Global Access Program, said that this semester would be transformational for us. At the time, this was hard...

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Eddie West, Director of International Programs welcomes you to UC Berkeley

What is UC Berkeley Extension?

As the continuing education school of UC Berkeley, we bring Berkeley-quality education to our smaller class sizes. We offer everything you need to succeed at Berkeley: rigorous coursework, guidance from expert international student services staff, and events and activities designed to build strong academic and professional networks.

You'll learn from professors who not only love to teach, but love to teach their subjects. Why? Because they are experienced professionals in their fields and want to give you their knowledge so that you can succeed. Your classmates come from diverse backgrounds, bringing their experience to create engaging classroom discussions.

We are proud of the community we have created to welcome the bright and ambitious students arriving to Berkeley from all over the globe. Opportunities for personal and career development await you here in the San Francisco Bay Area, at our world-renowned university.

#YouAreWelcomeHere

Eddie West

Director of International Programs

UC Berkeley Extension