International Students

At UC Berkeley, the world’s premier public university, you can excel beyond, exchange ideas and, ultimately, change the world.

You are an international applicant if a visa is required to reside and study in the United States. A US citizen, permanent resident, refugee, or asylee who currently lives and studies outside the US is considered a domestic applicant with foreign credentials.

To begin, learn the basics about applying as an international student:

And, you must meet requirements as a first-year or transfer applicant.

Next, get familiar with what makes an applicant stand out in our pool:

Learn more

Financial Aid & International Students

Berkeley International Office

Guide for IB Students Applying to U.S. Institutions

New Residency Requirements

Important Message About Agents & Consultants