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INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMA PROGRAMS AT BERKELEY GLOBAL

Get a diploma program at The University of California Berkeley in 2021 or 2022. Contact a representative to get a quote, to receive more information, and a pdf brochure

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CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS AT BERKELEY GLOBAL

Enroll on a great international diploma program offered by the University of California Berkeley, one of the most prestigious institutions in the US.

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SOME OF THE BEST INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMA PROGRAMS IN BERKELEY

UC Berkeley gives you the opportunity to enhance your career by studying an International Diploma Program for business or other areas.

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IMPROVE YOUR CAREER IN AN OUSTANDING CITY SUCH AS BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA

Berkeley is an outstanding location for those who are looking to succeed in the USA, since they can network with fellow professionals, make new friends, and visit lots of tourist places.

What is a full-time certificate program at Berkeley Global?

A full-time professional certificate is a credential that combines academic theory with practical knowledge, making it directly applicable to a professional career. Certificates provide concentrated study in less time and at less cost than a traditional degree program.

Students can add Berkeley to their resume as they begin to start or advance their careers! Gain practical skills in various in-demand jobs that can be quickly applied through an internship or Optional Practical Training (OPT).

  • Full-time Certificate Programs
  • Certificate of completion from Berkeley Global
  • Internship with a Bay Area company after finishing a Certificate program(additional fee)
Most popular diploma for international students at Berkeley Global

What is a Professional Diploma Program (PDP) at Berkeley Global?

This special program allows you to study two full-time certificate programs of one area of expertise, in two consecutive semesters (9 months in total), while at the same time taking specialization elective courses, and in some cases, a capstone course. After your program, you’ll be eligible for an OPT (Optional Practical Training) work permit that allows you to work with a student visa for up to 1 year in the USA.

The specialization electives belong to the following areas of study: Art & Design; Behavioral Health Sciences; Business & Management; Education; Environmental, Tech and Environmental Management; Humanities; and Sciences, Mathematics & Biotechnology."

  • Two full-time Certificate Programs
  • Four additional electivas classes
  • Professional Diploma from Berkeley Global
  • Internship with a Bay Area company after finishing a Certificate program(additional fee)
  • Meet the requirements to apply for OPT.

TOP 10 REASONS TO STUDY A CERTIFICATE PROGRAM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BERKELEY

This is one of the most popular destination for international students
1

A GREAT SELECTION OF PROGRAMS AT UC BERKELEY

At the University of California Berkeley, you can find international diploma programs in areas such as business, data science, marketing, entrepreneurship, design, etc.

2

LEARN FROM GREAT TEACHERS

The teachers at UC Berkeley are highly-skilled professionals with years of experience, who will teach you everything you need to succeed.

3

STUDY IN A PRESTIGIOUS INSTITUTION

The University of California Berkeley is among some of the best universities in the USA and the world, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

4

STUDY SURROUNDED BY GREAT DIVERSITY

By joining UC Berkeley you’ll be part of a diverse community of students who come from different parts of the world, which is a great opportunity for making friends and networking.

5

INTERSHIP AND WORK OPPORTUNITIES

As part of your experience at the University of California Berkeley, you can apply for an internship to gain experience working in the USA.

6

CLASSES HELD ON CAMPUS AT UC BERKELEY

All classes are held on campus, which gives you the opportunity of knowing how it feels to be a college student in the USA.

7

OPTIONAL PRACTICAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

After you have studied for a complete academic year at UC Berkeley, you can apply for OPT, which allows you to work full-time in the USA.

8

HAVE LOTS OF FUN WHILE IMPROVING YOUR CAREER

In the University of California Berkeley, you can participate in all kinds of fun cultural, sport, and social activities and events.

9

ACCESS TO CAMPUS FACILITIES AT UC BERKELEY

Students at the University of California Berkeley have access to campus facilities and resources, which allows them to live a full college experience abroad.

10

BERKELEY IS A FANTASTIC CITY TO STUDY

Berkeley is located in the San Francisco Bay, near the city of the same name, and it’s an outstanding location for international students, as there are tons of tourist attractions they can visit and companies they can work for.

FULL-TIME CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BERKELEY

BERKELEY GLOBAL

Berkeley Global offers several Full-time Certificate programs for international students

Professional programs in the following fields of study
Full-Time Program

Business Administration and Management

Full-Time Program

Corporate Finance and Financial Analytics

Full-Time Program

Data Science

Full-Time Program

Digital Marketing Management

Full-Time Program

Entrepreneurship

Full-Time Program

International Business Development

Full-Time Program

Marketing and Product Management

Full-Time Program

Strategic Project Management

Full-Time Program

UX and UI Design

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT

Gain employable skills in Business Administration and Management while experiencing life as a Berkeley student! This one- or two-semester study-abroad certificate gives you the opportunity to put lessons to work through an internship and become eligible to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION1st Semester

This program will provide you with a strong foundation in applied Business Administration by increasing your practical knowledge via analysis of case studies on current companies. Thus, you'll gain a comprehensive vision of how organizations operate across the different departments that are part of it.

Curriculum
  • Applied Economics for Business
  • Organization and Management
  • Management Accounting
  • Marketing Management
  • Career Development Fundamentals

*Classes are subject to change

MANAGEMENT2nd Semester

The full-time certificate in management with put you in the position of a CEO of a virtual company, and you’ll have to build a management strategy for bringing about change on each department. Thus, you’ll gain practical expertise in management, which can later be applied to a small team or a whole corporation.

Curriculum
  • Organization Development and Change
  • Business Negotiating
  • Effective Leadership and Management: Understanding and Influencing the Dynamics of Organizations
  • Talent Management and Workforce Development
  • Career Development Leadership Skills

*Classes are subject to change

You need to take both Full-time Certificate Programs plus four elective classes in order to get the Professional Diploma Program of Berkeley Global, and to meet the requirements to apply for the OPT (Optional Practical Training). If you only take one semester you will receive a Certificate of completion.
Prerequisites for the second Certificate: In order to take the "Management full-time Certificate Program" you must have completed the "Business Administration full-time Certificate", or to have a degree in Business Administration.

CORPORATE FINANCE AND FINANCIAL ANALYTICS

Gain employable skills in Corporate Financial Analytics while experiencing life as a Berkeley student! This one- or two-semester study-abroad certificate gives you the opportunity to put lessons to work through an internship and become eligible to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

CORPORATE FINANCE1st Semester

In this full-time certificate, you’ll learn about the principles of finance as applied by American companies in the local context. Thus, you’ll practice will real-life cases from current companies, so you can understand the complex link between corporations, global economics and geopolitics.

Curriculum
  • Basic Corporate Finance
  • Intermediate Corporate Finance
  • Applied Corporate Finance
  • Business Valuation
  • Career Development Fundamentals

*Classes are subject to change

FINANCIAL ANALYTICS2nd Semester

The full-time certificate program in Financial Analytics will help you acquire advanced skills in financial analytics for auditing and optimizing financial strategies based on data. In addition, you’ll gain practical skills in persuasive data visualization to make strategic decisions. Some other examples of these skills are: financial data collection and analysis, data interpretation for financial strategy building, among others.

Curriculum
  • Corporate Financial Analysis and Modeling
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Presenting Quantitative Data Effectively
  • Quantitative Methods: Business Forecasting and Planning
  • Career Development Leadership Skills

*Classes are subject to change

You need to take both Full-time Certificate Programs plus four elective classes in order to get the Professional Diploma Program of Berkeley Global, and to meet the requirements to apply for the OPT (Optional Practical Training). If you only take one semester you will receive a Certificate of completion.
Prerequisites for the second certificate: In order to take the "Financial Analytics full-time Certificate Program" you must have completed the the "Corporate Finance full-time Certificate", or to have a degree in Finance.

DATA SCIENCE

Gain employable skills in Data Science while experiencing life as a Berkeley student! This one- or two-semester study-abroad certificate gives you the opportunity to put lessons to work through an internship and become eligible to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

DATA ANALYTICS1st Semester

The Data Analytics certificate will provide you with essential data collection, processing, analyzing and interpretation skills; therefore, you’ll be able to develop business insights. Moreover, you’ll acquire knowledge of statistics, data mining and big data, which you’ll be able to apply when developing strategies for marketing, retail, healthcare, finance and numerous other fields. Some tools for data you’ll also learn how to use are tables, charts, pivot tables, statistical analysis, databases, Python, and SQL.

Curriculum
  • Introduction to Data Analytics
  • Introduction to Databases
  • Data Analytics and Visualization
  • Programming Python
  • Career Development Fundamentals

*Classes are subject to change

DATA SCIENCE2nd Semester

The Data Science certificate will prepare you for advanced data wrangling, data mining, statistical modeling and machine learning; all essential for a data scientist position, for which you’ll get ready by analyzing large amounts of unstructured data, in order to develop solutions for business problems.

Curriculum
  • Introduction to Data Science
  • Python for Data Analysis and Scientific Computing
  • Introduction to Big Data
  • Business Intelligence With SQL Server
  • Career Development Leadership Skills

*Classes are subject to change

You need to take both Full-time Certificate Programs plus four elective classes in order to get the Professional Diploma Program of Berkeley Global, and to meet the requirements to apply for the OPT (Optional Practical Training). If you only take one semester you will receive a Certificate of completion.
Prerequisites for the second certificate: In order to take the "Data Science full-time Certificate Program" you must have completed the the "Data Analytics full-time Certificate", or ability to program in at least one high-level programming language.

DIGITAL MARKETING MANAGEMENT

Marketing is critical to any organization that wants to maintain and expand its share of the market. Gain the practical skills to design a complete plan—from market research to communication and advertising—with our full-time studies in Marketing Management and Digital Marketing. Put your skills to work with an internship at a leading company in San Francisco or Silicon Valley.

MARKETING MANAGEMENT1st Semester

You’ll receive a strong foundational knowledge of applied skills for marketing projects. You’ll also learn how to analyze market conditions, investigate the relation between all relevant factors in marketing, and develop a unified marketing plan.

Curriculum
  • Marketing Research: Concepts and Techniques
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Global Business and Marketing Strategy
  • Marketing Metrics
  • Career Development Fundamentals

*Classes are subject to change

DIGITAL MARKETING2nd Semester

The certificate program in Digital Marketing helps you boost your marketing knowledge to an advanced level by working on big data application for consumer engagement, creation of meaningful experiences, and brand reach scaling. In addition, you’ll develop management abilities for marketing and business development.

Curriculum
  • Social Media Marketing Strategies
  • Digital Marketing
  • Marketing Data Visualization
  • Marketing Analytics Tools and Technologies
  • Managing Product and Go-to-Market Strategies
  • Career Development Leadership Skills

*Classes are subject to change

You need to take both Full-time Certificate Programs plus four elective classes in order to get the Professional Diploma Program of Berkeley Global, and to meet the requirements to apply for the OPT (Optional Practical Training). If you only take one semester you will receive a Certificate of completion.
Prerequisites for the second certificate: In order to take the "Digital Marketing full-time Certificate Program" you must have completed the the "Marketing Management full-time Certificate", or to have a degree in Marketing.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Learn from successful entrepreneurs to launch your company, become a successful business owner or enter your family business with our full-time studies in Entrepreneurship and Startup Management. Put your skills to work with an internship at a leading company in San Francisco or Silicon Valley.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP1st Semester

This certificate program serves as a comprehensive introduction to entrepreneurship in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley. While enrolled here, you’ll be mentored by successful entrepreneurs, who will teach you about financing and strategies to choose investors and clients. Thus, by the time you complete this certificate, you’ll be ready to overcome all the challenges of the early stages of every enterprise.

Curriculum
  • Finance for Entrepreneurs
  • Design Thinking and Prototyping
  • Marketing Research: Concepts and Techniques
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • Career Development Fundamentals

*Classes are subject to change

STARTUP MANAGEMENT2nd Semester

This certificate program will prepare you to use advanced social media marketing strategies to make your enterprise go big, and build a business plan in order to guide your startup. You’ll also to learn how to launch a new product effectively into the market, and also how to develop your leadership style.

Curriculum
  • Social Media Marketing Strategies
  • Building a Business Plan
  • Business Negotiating
  • Managing Product and Go-to-Market Strategies
  • Career Development Leadership Skills

*Classes are subject to change

You need to take both Full-time Certificate Programs plus four elective classes in order to get the Professional Diploma Program of Berkeley Global, and to meet the requirements to apply for the OPT (Optional Practical Training). If you only take one semester you will receive a Certificate of completion.
Prerequisites for the second certificate: In order to take the "Startup Management full-time Certificate Program" you must have completed the the "Entrepreneurship full-time Certificate", or to have a degree in a relevant field.

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Gain employable skills in International Business Development while experiencing life as a Berkeley student! This one- or two-semester study-abroad certificate gives you the opportunity to put lessons to work through an internship and become eligible to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS1st Semester

The Certificate program in International Business will teach you all you need to know about the intricate legal, financial, and economic rules that govern international business operations. Moreover, you’ll also gain the essential knowledge and skills needed to manage a business on an international level.

Curriculum
  • International Economics
  • International Finance
  • Legal Aspects of International Business
  • Overview: Global Business Management
  • Career Development Fundamentals

*Classes are subject to change

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT2nd Semester

This certificate program will teach everything you need to know regarding how to stimulate business growth by employing customer acquisition and other strategic opportunities. Moreover, you’ll also learn how to create practical development strategies based on a comprehensive understanding of global marketing and supply chain management.

Curriculum
  • Business Negotiating
  • Global Marketing Principles
  • Global Business Communication
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Career Development Leadership Skills

*Classes are subject to change

You need to take both Full-time Certificate Programs plus four elective classes in order to get the Professional Diploma Program of Berkeley Global, and to meet the requirements to apply for the OPT (Optional Practical Training). If you only take one semester you will receive a Certificate of completion.
Prerequisites for the second certificate: In order to take the "Business Development full-time Certificate Program" you must have completed the the "International Business

MARKETING AND PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

Gain employable skills in Marketing and Product Management while experiencing life as a Berkeley student! This one- or two-semester study-abroad certificate gives you the opportunity to put lessons to work through an internship and become eligible to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

MARKETING MANAGEMENT1st Semester

You’ll receive a strong foundational knowledge of applied skills for marketing projects. You’ll also learn how to analyze market conditions, investigate the relation between all relevant factors in marketing, and develop a unified marketing plan.

Curriculum
  • Marketing Research: Concepts and Techniques
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Global Business and Marketing Strategy
  • Marketing Metrics
  • Career Development Fundamentals

*Classes are subject to change

PRODUCT MANAGEMENT2nd Semester

Gain the skills to effectively manage a product, including coordinating multiple teams, monitoring market conditions, identifying the target audience, and generating value to the customer and the business. Dive into product strategy, marketing, design, development and go-to-market processes to become a sought-after product manager.

Curriculum
  • Agile Product Management
  • Introduction to UX Design
  • Marketing Analytics Tools and Technologies
  • Managing Product and Go-to-Market Strategies
  • Career Development Leadership Skills

*Classes are subject to change

You need to take both Full-time Certificate Programs plus four elective classes in order to get the Professional Diploma Program of Berkeley Global, and to meet the requirements to apply for the OPT (Optional Practical Training). If you only take one semester you will receive a Certificate of completion.
Prerequisites for the second certificate: In order to take the "Product Management full-time Certificate Program" you must have completed the the "Marketing Management full-time Certificate", or to have a degree in Marketing.

STRATEGIC PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Gain the practical knowledge to be an effective project manager—or add project management skills to your résumé—with our full-time studies in Lean Agile and Advanced Project Management. Put your skills to work with an internship at a leading company in San Francisco or Silicon Valley.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT1st Semester

In this certificate, you’ll learn the essential core skills for project management with the PMBOK® (Project Management Body of Knowledge) as a basis. You’ll take a close look at the different steps every successful project has, and apply this theorical knowledge into practical project management tasks.

Curriculum
  • Project Initiation and Planning: How to Launch Successful Projects
  • Project Schedule and Risk Management
  • Project Cost and Procurement Management
  • Project Execution and Control
  • Career Development Fundamentals

*Classes are subject to change

LEAN AGILE MANAGEMENT2nd Semester

When Agile development teams operate within a Lean organization, they are able to innovate quickly, efficiently and predictably. Become proficient in generating project value while reducing waste by employing key concepts in Agile and Lean Management. You also develop and apply data analytical skills to product management, project development and business processes.

Curriculum
  • Data Analytics and Visualization
  • Agile Product Management
  • Lean Six Sigma Process Management
  • Leading Agile Transformations
  • Career Development Leadership Skills

*Classes are subject to change

You need to take both Full-time Certificate Programs plus four elective classes in order to get the Professional Diploma Program of Berkeley Global, and to meet the requirements to apply for the OPT (Optional Practical Training). If you only take one semester you will receive a Certificate of completion.
Prerequisites for the second certificate: In order to take the "Lean Agile Management full-time Certificate Program" you must have completed the the "Project Management full-time Certificate", or to have a degree related with Project Management.

UX and UI Design

You’ve probably already heard such phrases as responsive design and user-friendly interface. User Experience and User Interface Design principles and knowledge are key for any business to succeed in our global marketplace.

Begin your journey to a user experience and user interface role—or add these skills to your current or future work—with our full-time program. Put your knowledge to work with an internship at a leading company in San Francisco or Silicon Valley.

UX DESIGN1st Semester

In this certificate program, you’ll learn everything you need to know in regards of user-experience design, from the prior research to integrating a product or service. This program will teach you to: understand the latest industry-standard software; design apps and websites by applying user-experience theory; solve design problems; use research to contribute to user-experience-driven design projects; and more. In addition, several hands-on projects will let you develop a full portfolio that will prove useful for future employment.

Curriculum
  • Introduction to UX Design
  • User Research for UX
  • Information Architecture (IA) and Content Strategy
  • Design Thinking and UX Strategy
  • Career Development Fundamentals

*Classes are subject to change

UI DESIGN2nd Semester

In this certificate program, you’ll develop your UI (user-interface) design skill by working on: creation of innovative experiences; content structure, organization and management; identification of user needs; and social innovation development. In addition, several hands-on projects will let you develop a full portfolio that will prove useful for future employment.

Curriculum
  • Visual Design Principles
  • Web Design With HTML5 and CSS3
  • Diagramming and Prototyping
  • User-Interface Design
  • Career Development Leadership Skills

*Classes are subject to change

You need to take both Full-time Certificate Programs plus four elective classes in order to get the Professional Diploma Program of Berkeley Global, and to meet the requirements to apply for the OPT (Optional Practical Training). If you only take one semester you will receive a Certificate of completion.
Prerequisites for the second certificate: In order to take the "UI design full-time Certificate Program" you must have completed the the "UX Design full-time Certificate", or have equivalent experience.

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PRICES & DATES

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PRICES AND DATES FULL-TIME CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS 2021 - 2022

How much does it cost to study business at The University of California Berkeley?

Table with dates of each semester at UC Berkeley Global 2021 - 2022

SemesterDatesApplication Deadline
Spring 2021Cancelled-
Fall 2021Cancelled-

Cost of full-time Certificate Programs and Professional diploma Program at Berkeley Global

Option #1
4,5 months

One Certificate

$-US dollars
  • One 4.5-month full-time certificate program tuition and fees
  • Add a 3-month optional internship at a San Francisco or Silicon Valley Company (extra $3,000) after finishing the certificate program (7.5 months total)
Option #2
9 months + (1 year OPT*)

Two certificates

$-US dollars
  • One 4.5-month full-time certificate program tuition and fees
  • One 4.5-month full-time certificate program tuition and fees (second program)
  • Add a 3-month optional internship at a San Francisco or Silicon Valley Company (extra $3,000) after finishing the certificate program (12 months total)
  • *Meet the requirements to apply for OPT (paid temporary work authorization in the US for one year)
Option #3
9 months + (1 year OPT*)

Professional Diploma Program

(Two certificates + Four electives)
$-US dollars
    • One 4.5-month full-time certificate program tuition and fees
    • One 4.5-month full-time certificate program tuition and fees (second program)
    • Four elective classes (2 per semester)
    • Get a Diploma from Berkeley Global
    • Add a 3-month optional internship at a San Francisco or Silicon Valley Company (extra $3,000) after finishing the certificate program (12 months total)
    • *Meet the requirements to apply for OPT (paid temporary work authorization in the US for one year)

*Total cost might change depending on the price of the electives. The average cost per elective is $1,000.

What is included in the price, and other costs to consider

The following fees are included in the "Program Fee"

  • Tuition Fee
  • Health insurance
  • Books and materials
  • Registration fees
  • Lectures, seminars and workshops
  • Advising
  • Orientation and graduation ceremony
  • Certificate and transcript

Other costs to consider

  • Application fee: a USD$100 non-refundable fee paid upon your application, which covers the tuition deposit + the delivery to your home country of the Form I-20 via certified post mail, which is needed to apply for the student visa.
  • Visa costs: international students who enroll on a full-time program in the USA need the F-1 student visa. Costs related to the F-1 visa include the I-901 SEVIS Fee (US$350 approx) to register on the Student Exchange Visitor Information System and a Visa fee (US$160 approx). These are costs set by the U.S. government.
  • Accommodation in Berkeley: since you will be living and studying abroad, you should consider certain housing costs. Down below you can read some of the options Berkeley recommends for foreign students.
  • Health insurance: all those who are on a student visa in the US must have a mandatory health insurance, which is offered by Berkeley, and costs approximately USD$$825 per semester, or USD$165 per month.
  • Books and supplies: these materials are not included within your tuition fees and will vary depending on your program.
  • Flight Tickets from your country to Berkeley, USA
  • Food: you should consider food costs when planning your budget, which will depend on where you eat.
Dates and costs are subject to change. All prices are in US dollars. Contact us for more details.

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HOW TO APPLY FOR A FULL-TIME CERTIFICATE PROGRAM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BERKELEY

All the application process is online. Follow the instructions below

Steps to apply for a program

  • 1. Application Process
  • 2. Acceptance Process
  • 3. Visa Processing
  • 4. Payment
  • 5. Classes start!

1. Application Process

Documents must be sent to berkeleyvivecampus.com

Documents needed to apply


1. Application Form

Download and complete the application form. Do not forget to sign the form.

Download Form and Instructions

2. Passport Copy

Clear Copy of the identification page of your passport. The passport must be valid for 6 months after the first day of classes.


3. Proof of English-Language Proficiency

As an international student in UC Berkeley, you must submit proof of English-language proficiency, and the minimum scores are: TOEFL iBT 90, Academic IELTS 7.0, DAAD C1, and TEM-4 or TEM-8 Level 70.


4. Résumé/Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Include a chronological list of all employment and the duties you performed, as well as all degrees earned or courses attended and any other experience that may be of interest to the academic review committee.


5. Academic Transcripts

You must upload your complete academic transcript. It must include all the courses you have completed along with your grade or score for each course. Your transcript should be issued in your institution's language of instruction. If the language of instruction of your institution is not English, you must also upload an official transcript in English or an English translation of your original transcript (usually prepared by the school or an official translator).


6. Statement of Purpose

A 800-1,000 words essay, single spaced, stating: your background (personal, academic, professional, etc.), your understanding of the program, and also explain any anomalies found in your transcript, if there's any. If no anomaly is found, do not include this section.


7. Financial Verification

Bank letter or bank statement that shows that you or your sponsor have at least the "Estimated Total Expense" of the program (amounts can be in US dollars or your local currency).

The estimated total expense is an estimate made by the university that includes tuition fees, and an estimate of what you might spend in medical insurance, housing, meals, books and supplies. Flight tickets are not included in this estimation.

Bank document must show at least the following amount per program:

  • Full-Time Certificate Program (Fall): USD$21,500
  • Full-Time Certificate Program (Spring): USD$21,500

8. Application Fee

Non-refundable application fee of $100 dollars paid to the Berkeley Global. After receiving confirmation from one of our representatives, you must pay the application fee online, following the instructions mentioned by the representative.


Send your application documents

A representative need to review all your documents are correct.

Your application documents must be sent to berkeleyvivecampus.com

*If you are a US resident or a transfer student from another US school. Please contact us for more details. The application process is different

2. Acceptance Process

After we have received all your application documents and you have paid the application fee, you will be contacted by the admission office within 2 weeks.

If you are applying for a full-time program, you will need an F-1 student visa. After you have been accepted in the program, the admission office will send you the acceptance documents plus the form I-20, needed to apply for the F-1 student visa.

3. Visa Processing

Please check with us what type of visa you need, depending on the program you are interested in at Berkeley.
  • If the program you are applying for is a full-time program (18hrs/week or more), you will need the F-1 student visa. With an F-1 visa you can extend your stay in the United States as long as you continue studying.
  • If your program is less than 18 hours a week, you will have to travel to the U.S. as a tourist with a B1/B2 tourist visa or visa waiver ESTA. As a tourist, you can only stay in the U.S. the time period your tourist visa allows, since your main purpose in the U.S. should be tourism.

Please check the website of the U.S. embassy of your country to see the steps you need to apply for a visa.

Generally, for a F-1 student visa, students must do the following:

  • Complete the DS-160 form
  • Schedule an appointment at the U.S. embassy
  • Pay for the F-1 student visa (approx. US$160)
  • Pay for the I-901 SEVIS Fee (approx. US$350): https://www.fmjfee.com/i901fee/index.html
  • Go to the embassy on the scheduled day

You must confirm these steps on the website of the U.S. embassy in your country. You can look for your nearest U.S. embassy here: https://www.usembassy.gov/

4. Payment

Next, you need to make full payment of all remaining fees, which is due at least 30 days before the first day of classes and can be done by credit card and bank wire transfers in US Dollars. You will receive more information regarding dates once you begin the application process.

5. Arrival to School

You should arrive 5 to 7 days before your orientation date. On your admission letter you can find more information about the orientation and the initial placement test. On the first day at school you should bring your passport, F-1 student visa, I-20 and a bank statement.

Important: we suggest you to apply at least 2 months in advance.

ACTIVITIES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

You will be able to participate in several activities during the program

SOCIAL, CULTURAL AND SPORTS ACTIVITIES IN BERKELEY AND ACTIVITIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BERKELEY

Most of the activities are free!

ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO KEEP IMPROVING YOUR ENGLISH OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM IS BY PARTICIPATING IN SOCIAL, CULTURAL, SPORT AND OTHER ACTIVITIES OFFERED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BERKELEY.

International students can participate in activities as:

  • Fun activities around Berkeley
  • On-campus events
  • On-campus sport activities
  • Visits to nearby cities

Students at UC Berkeley can join a wide variety of on-campus events, use the different sport facilities to exercise and make new friends, participate in all kinds of fun activities around the Berkeley area, and visit nearby locations such as San Francisco, Napa Valley, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, or even the Yosemite National Park. These are all awesome opportunities for networking, making new friends, and putting your English into practice.

Information about the city of Berkeley and the San Francisco Bay Area, California

Berkeley is home to the oldest campus in the University of California system, the University of California Berkeley. The city of Berkeley has many parks, and promotes greenery and the environment. Berkeley has one of the highest rates of bicycle and pedestrian commuting in the United States. Berkeley has everything you'll ever need, such as parks, restaurants, shopping, night life, etc. If you want more, you can take the subway and in 30 minutes you will be in the amazing nearby city of San Francisco.

San Francisco has a wide variety of attractions and is the place for millions of tourists every year. Among some of its attractions you'll find Alcatraz, Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, Aquarium of the Bay, Pier 39 Fisherman’s Wharf, Union Square, China Town, Embarcadero/Financial District, North Beach, Sausalito, etc. San Francisco is also known as the leading financial and cultural center of Northern California in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is close to the world-famous Silicon Valley area.

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Information about The University of California Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley (also referred to as UC Berkeley, Berkeley, California, or simply Cal) is a public research university located in Berkeley, California, United States. Berkeley is considered one of the most prestigious universities in the world. The university occupies 1,232 acres on the eastern side of the San Francisco Bay with the central campus resting on 178 acres. Berkeley is among the most selective public universities in the United States. It offers approximately 350 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines.

Established in 1868, Berkeley is the oldest of the ten major campuses affiliated with the University of California (UC). Berkeley has been charged with providing both "classical" and "practical" education for the state's people and is the flagship institution in the University of California system. Berkeley faculty, alumni, and researchers have won 71 Nobel Prizes (including 28 alumni Nobel laureates), 9 Wolf Prizes, 7 Fields Medals, 15 Turing Awards, 45 MacArthur Fellowships, 20 Academy Awards, and 11 Pulitzer Prizes.

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HOUSING IN BERKELEY

Most common housing options for international students in Berkeley

STUDENTS FROM THE FULL-TIME CERTIFICATE PROGRAM AT BERKELEY GLOBAL HAVE 4 MAIN HOUSING OPTIONS:

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  • Dormitories off Campus
  • Apartments
  • Homestay

Dormitories Off Campus

These are private dormitories non-affiliated with UC Berkeley that include a fully furnished shared or private room, Wi-Fi connection, among other amenities. This is a great option, because you can live with other college students, make new friends, and live in a more structured environment.

Some of the options are:

Apartments

Another option you can try is looking for an apartment to rent on your own or share with other students. This option might be more suited for those who will study for a longer period, because in most cases you'll need to sign a lease.

Some of the options are:

Homestay (Living with a family)

Homestays are a type of housing in which students live with a local family in the same house, share common areas, and follow household rules, just like any family member. This can be a good option for younger students that don't feel ready to live on their own yet. And as such, living with an American family is perfect for those who want to interact with a local family.

Some of the options are:

FINDING A PLACE TO LIVE, DEPENDS EXCLUSIVELY ON THE STUDENT.

There are many options available near the campus of the University. If the housing option is off campus, students must contact directly the housing provider.

FAQS

Do you have any question about studying a Certificate Program at Berkeley Global?

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT STUDYING A DIPLOMA PROGRAM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BERKELEY

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What is UC Berkeley Global?

UC Berkeley Global is in charge of all diploma and certificate programs of UCB. It offers diploma programs for national and international students and is constantly growing and improving alongside its students. They are taught essential skills for their field of study and leave UCB Global as capable, experienced professionals that are fully prepared to make significant contributions to their current or future companies, or even start their own ventures.

Why should I choose UC Berkeley?

The University of California Berkeley is a public university member of the prestigious University of California system, alongside UC Santa Barbara, UC Los Angeles, UC San Diego, among others. It is among the 30 best universities around the world according to the QS World Ranking 2021. It has modern, cutting-edge facilities, highly professional staff, its courses are closely monitored and approved by UC Berkeley and is located in the tech hub of the San Francisco Bay, including the world-renowned Silicon Valley. All of this make it perfect for professionals looking to boost their resume with academic and working experience.

Why should I study in Berkeley and San Francisco?

These wonderful cities have become world centers for business and technology, which in turn has attracted dozens of renowned companies, where you can work as part of your internship after you finish your program, which will help you acquire significant working experience and build a professional network that will definitely benefit you in the future. As if this wasn’t enough, you can also find lots of tourist attractions, cultural events, and breathtaking views that will make your time there unforgettable.

I am not a student in my country. Can enroll on these international diploma programs with a Student Visa?

Yes, you can! The International Diploma programs at UC Berkeley are available for everyone, including those who are not currently studying. You only need to meet the minimum requirements stated before.

Does the University of California Berkeley offer scholarships?

No, UC Berkeley doesn’t offer any type of scholarships.

Which are the different steps of the application process for the F-1 student visa to study at Berkeley?

Please check with us what type of visa you need to take the program you are interested in.

  • All full-time programs in the U.S. require a F-1 student Visa. With an F-1 visa you can extend your stay in the United States as long as you continue studying.
  • Part-time programs (less than 18 hours a week) can be taken with a tourist visa or visa waiver ESTA. With a tourist visa, you can only stay in the U.S. the duration your tourist visa allows, since your main purpose in the U.S. should be tourism.

If you need an F-1 student visa, please apply as soon as you receive your acceptance documents (I-20 form) from the Berkeley Global at The University of California Berkeley. In some countries it can take several weeks to obtain a visa interview at the U.S. embassy.

You must confirm these steps on the website of the U.S. embassy in your country. You can look for your nearest U.S. embassy here: https://www.usembassy.gov/

What kind of comments and reviews do the international diploma and certificate programs at UC Berkeley have?

The University of California Berkeley is ranked among some of the best schools in the world and the USA, so students have placed their trust in this institution for decades, particularly because of the quality of its faculty and facilities. That’s why international students write fantastic reviews and comments about UC Berkeley and its International Diploma and certificate programs.

Are classes taught inside UC Berkeley?

Yes, all classes are taught inside campus.

What’s an OPT?

OPT or Optional Practical Training is an employment authorization for those who have studied for a certain period in the USA with an F-1 Student Visa, and allows them to work, gain experience and earn money for up to 12 months.

What are the requirements for the OPT?

Students must:

  • Have a valid F-1 Student Visa
  • Have been a full-time student enrolled on UC Berkeley for a complete academic year
  • Be less than 90 days away from finishing your studies
  • Have not been approved for OPT at another institution before

Can I use the universities facilities and services at UC Berkeley?

Yes. As a UC Berkeley Global student, you have gym and library access, as well as the opportunity to join several extracurricular activities where you can meet new people with similar interests.

Do I need to take the TOEFL or IELTS exams to apply for the programs at UC Berkeley?

As an international student in UC Berkeley, you must submit proof of English-language proficiency, and the minimum scores are: TOEFL iBT 90, Academic IELTS 7.0, DAAD C1, and TEM-4 or TEM-8 Level 70.

Will I need a high school diploma to enroll on the certificate programs at UC Berkeley?

No, you won’t need a high school diploma to enroll on these programs, but in some cases you need to show proof of a University Degree.

Will I need health insurance to study at the University of California Berkeley?

Health insurance is mandatory for those studying with an F-1 Student Visa.

Is there an application fee to study at the University of California Berkeley?

Yes, all programs have a US$100 application fee.

When do I need to pay for the program? What are the payment methods?

You need to make full payment of all remaining fees at least 30 days before the first day of classes and it can be done by credit card and bank wire transfers in US Dollars.

Can I work while studying in Berkeley, California?

Only those with an F-1 Student Visa can work up to 20 hours a week inside the campus. However, these positions are really limited, so you won’t be able to find a job. You may still apply for an unpaid internship and later for the Optional Practical Training, or OPT.

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