Visitor and Exchange Programs

UC Berkeley offers several graduate and undergraduate programs for visitors and exchange students.

Graduate Students

Cross-Registration Agreements

UC Berkeley has cross-registration agreements with:

  • California State University East Bay (Hayward);
  • Mills College, Oakland;
  • San Francisco State University;
  • Sonoma State University;
  • Holy Names University;
  • John F. Kennedy University;
  • Dominican University;
  • St. Mary's College;
  • Graduate Theological Union; and
  • University of New Orleans

Visiting students should apply at their home campus Registrar’s Office.

UC Berkeley students should complete Cross Registration Application and carefully follow the instructions provided.

Evening MBA

The Evening & Weekend MBA Program at the Haas School of Business offers working professionals access to one of the finest management educations in the world. 

Exchange Scholar Program

The Exchange Scholar Program is designed to enable doctoral students with superior academic records to study at one of the participating institutions to take advantage of educational opportunities that are not available at Berkeley. You are normally eligible to become an exchange scholar only after having completed one year in a Berkeley graduate degree program.

You may take courses or conduct research with particular faculty at the host institution for no more than one year while remaining registered at Berkeley. You can find an application form and further instructions on the Graduate Division Exchange Program website.

Participating institutions are Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Princeton, Stanford, UC Berkeley, University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, and Yale.

International Students EAP Reciprocity: Graduate

Graduate reciprocity students are nominated by the partner universities under the provisions of specific contractual agreements, and attend a UC campus for up to one academic year on a no-fee-exchange, nondegree basis. Undergraduate and graduate reciprocity students are nominated by the partner universities under the provisions of specific contractual agreements, and attend a UC campus for up to one academic year on a no-fee-exchange, nondegree basis.

Inter-Campus Exchange Program

A graduate student registered on any campus of the University of California may go to another campus of the University as an Intercampus Exchange Graduate Student. This privilege enables you to associate with scholars or fields of study not available on the home campus or to seek the use of special facilities and collections. 

To do this, you need the approval of:

  • your graduate adviser
  • the chair of the department on the host campus
  • the deans of the Graduate Division on the home and the host campus

Undergraduate Students

Cross-Registration Agreements

UC Berkeley has cross-registration agreements with:

  • California State University East Bay (Hayward);
  • Mills College, Oakland;
  • San Francisco State University;
  • Sonoma State University;
  • Holy Names University;
  • John F. Kennedy University;
  • Dominican University;
  • St. Mary's College;
  • Graduate Theological Union; and
  • University of New Orleans

Visiting students should apply at their home campus Registrar’s Office.

UC Berkeley students should complete this application and carefully follow the instructions provided.

Inter-Campus Visitor Program

The Intercampus Visitor Program allows undergraduates enrolled on one UC campus to apply to another as an intercampus visitor for one term. Permission to participate in this program is granted on a very limited basis and only for valid academic reasons.

Students visiting UC Berkeley must attend college or school that is the same as or equivalent to the one in which they are enrolled at their home campus. Considerations in evaluating applications include:

  • uniqueness of the proposed program
  • value to the student's major
  • availability of space in proposed courses

Applications to enroll in courses offered by impacted major programs will not be approved. The College of Letters & Science has its own set of guidelines.

Complete the Intercampus Visitor Application and carefully follow the instructions provided.  You may direct your questions to D'Nean Perkins in the Office of the Registrar at deeprkns@berkeley.edu or 510-642-9660.

Intersegmental Cross-enrollment

Undergraduates who meet certain eligibility criteria and are enrolled at any campus of the California Community College, California State University, University of California systems may:

  • Enroll without formal admission.
  • Enroll in a maximum of one course* per academic term at any campus of either of the other systems.
  • Enroll on a space-available basis.
  • Enroll at the discretion of authorities at both campuses.  

*This includes courses taken through the UC Berkeley Extension Concurrent Enrollment Program. Students may not participate in both Extension and Cross-enrollment programs at the same time.

CSU and CA Community College students participating in this program at UC Berkeley will be assessed a nonrefundable administrative fee of $46 per unit, which is based on the per unit fee at California Community Colleges. The fee is subject to change.

For more information, contact D'Nean Perkins by email (deeprkns@berkeley.edu) or by phone (510-642-9660).

Education Abroad Program

The Education Abroad Program offers the highest quality study abroad experiences tailored to meet the needs and interests of UC students.

Participants

  • stay registered at UC while abroad,
  • continue to earn credit and make usual progress towards their degrees,
  • and pay the same fees they would pay if they remained on their home campuses.

International Students EAP Reciprocity

International students come to UC Berkeley for one or two semesters as part of the Education Abroad Program. EAP is a set of reciprocal exchanges between the University of California and its partner institutions abroad.

Undergraduate reciprocity students are nominated by the partner universities under the provisions of specific contractual agreements, and attend a UC campus for up to one academic year on a no-fee-exchange, non-degree basis.

Simultaneous Enrollment/UC Cross-campus Enrollment

This program enables University of California undergraduates to enroll in one course per term offered by another UC campus if they are:

  • Registered and enrolled full-time at their home UC campus; and
  • In good academic standing.

There are no additional fees for this program. Applications for the program are provided and processed by the student’s home UC campus. Questions about this process should be directed to the University Registrar at your home UC campus.  

UC Berkeley Students

Simultaneous enrollment in select online courses is facilitated through the University of California Cross-Campus Enrollment program. 

For courses outside of this program, complete the Application for Simultaneous Enrollment and carefully follow the instructions provided. Applications are also available at the Office of the Registrar in 120 Sproul Hall. Direct questions to D'Nean Perkins in the Office of the Registrar at deeprkns@berkeley.edu or 510-642-9660.

UC Berkeley Extension Programs for Non-Degree Students

About UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension offers the following programs for students who are not enrolling in a Berkeley degree program. For more information, email internationaladmissions@berkeley.edu or call 510-642-2564.

 

Berkeley Pre-College Scholars: Summer Residential Program

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

 

College Foundations Program

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

 

Berkeley Global Access

Berkeley Global Access Programs allow international students to study abroad at UC Berkeley through customized learning experiences.

Berkeley Haas Global Access Program
The Berkeley Haas Global Access Program is an entrepreneurship program for undergraduate or graduate students focusing on business topics. Participants gain exposure to Silicon Valley companies, and may participate in internships and apply for OPT work visas.

Berkeley Legal Studies Global Access Program
The Berkeley Legal Studies Global Access Program is a one-semester program with courses on the fundamentals of U.S. law, entrepreneurship, and legal change to intellectual property law, international law, and business law.

College of Environmental Design Global Access Program
The College of Environmental Design Global Access Program is a short-term program focusing on architecture, city planning/urban studies, and landscape architecture. 

BGA DiscoverBGA Discover is a short term program allowing undergraduate and graduate students to take UC Berkeley courses and explore a variety of subjects based on their academic interests. 

Professional Certificates

International Diploma Programs
International Diploma Programs are intensive 4- to 12-month certificates focused on business topics open to fourth-year undergraduate students, graduate students, and working professionals. They included options to participate in internships at U.S. companies and apply for OPT work visas.
 
Evening Certificate Programs
Adults who have completed their undergraduate degree make  take evening courses alongside U.S. professionals through Evening Certificate Programs. Courses are available in a broad range of career-focused fields such as graphic design, human resource management, etc.