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International Applicant

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 U.S. citizen, permanent resident, refugee or asylee who currently lives and studies outside the U.S. is considered a domestic applicant with foreign credentials.

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

And, you must meet Academic Performance Requirements as a freshman or transfer applicant.

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

Academic Profile

International Freshman  
* Based on Office of Undergraduate Admissions data; enrollment estimate as of 7/29/15.
GPA 3.91 (unweighted)
ACT (middle 50%) 29-33 (average: 32)
SAT  (middle 50%) 2050-2240 (average: 2151)
Number of Countries 88
Admitted Students 1,275
Admit Rate 8.8%
Learn more

Financial Aid & International Students

Berkeley International Office

Opportunity to Interview for Transfer Students

Guide for IB Students Applying to U.S. Institutions

Watch the Video: The Most Important Thing I Learned in My First Semester

Read the Article: By Kate Irwin, Canadian Student at UC Berkeley

Students with a Disability

New Residency Requirements

What's New

International Student flier
简体中文概要 Chinese Summary (Simplified)
繁体中文概要 Chinese Summary (Traditional)

Important Message About Agents & Consultants

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