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Pre-Master On Campus Online

Berkeley Global Access

University of California, Berkeley

5 months
31000 USD/year
31000 USD/year
Tuition fee
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For a semester or full academic year, you choose the courses that most interest you—and fit with your academic goals. Study alongside students from around the globe while taking new and innovative classes that you wouldn't find at your home university with the Berkeley Global Access program at University of California, Berkeley.

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Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from UC Berkeley's renowned professors in a culturally diverse campus—without the complicated admissions process.

Education during the Berkeley Global Access program at University of California, Berkeley

Outside of class, spend your free time exploring the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley, networking with your classmates and professors, participating in student groups, receiving guidance from your peer mentor, and immersing yourself in this vibrant, multicultural environment. You'll also receive academic advising and graduate school admissions support as part of your experience.

About Berkeley Global

Berkeley Global's mission is to extend the reach of UC Berkeley's excellence by providing access and educational opportunities to students from all over the world. UC Berkeley Extension is the administrative department of Berkeley Global. Your transcript, certificate and all visa documents will be issued by UC Berkeley Extension.

Programme Structure

Explore courses from a variety of subjects such as:

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Engineering
  • Languages
  • Mathematics and Sciences
  • Social Sciences


  • Undergraduate- or graduate-level students.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 5 months

Start dates & application deadlines


12 alternative credits
  • 12–18 units per semester


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Recommended minimum grade point average (GPA): 3.0. Calculate my GPA. Exceptions are sometimes made on a case-by-case basis; you may contact us for details.
  • Completion of the BGA online application.
  • Make sure that you meet specific prerequisites for any course you intend to take.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15500 USD per semester during 5 months.
  • National

    31000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15500 USD per semester during 5 months.
  • $15,500–$18,400 USD
  • Price based on number of units enrolled

Living costs for Berkeley

1750 - 2820 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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