International Students

With locations in New York and New Jersey plus online degrees and courses, Berkeley College is proud to serve the special needs of international students with a superior education that provides an intensive curriculum. Students from nearly 100 countries choose Berkeley for many different reasons:

  • Accredited, career-focused programs developed and regularly updated with input from industry experts to ensure that students learn the skills employers demand
  • An extremely diverse student body that allows for excellent networking opportunities and the chance to learn about various cultures
  • A chance to experience many cultural opportunities near the various Berkeley locations, particularly the many points of interest in and around New York City
  • Overseas partnerships that provide a number of exciting opportunities for Berkeley students to experience an international education
International Student Department

Berkeley's International Student Department provides personal help with SEVIS I-20 or F-1 Student Visa procedures, housing information, orientation to college life, and adjusting to educational practices and life in the United States. Many of Berkeley's international representatives travel abroad to meet prospective students. For the current travel schedule, please see the International Tour Calendar.

Programs of Study

International students may enroll in any of the programs of study at Berkeley College. In addition, Berkeley College Online® is tailored to meet the needs of international students around the world.

How to Apply for Admission

Please review the application requirements and process to be sure you have all necessary documents and information. Assistance is available through the International Student Office.

Required Documents:

  • International Application Form
  • Scholarship Application Form
  • Official secondary or post-secondary transcripts of academic grades (translated into English) and proof of graduation
  • Proof of English language proficiency:
    • Berkeley College’s Language Test
    • TOEFL - score of 500 PBT, 61 IBT
    • IELTS - score of 5.5 or higher
    • Michigan Test - score of 78 or better
    • APIEL - grade 3 or higher
    • English for Sweden - grade VG
    • English for Norway - level 4
    • TOEIC - score 800 or better
    • University of Cambridge - British Council - with a grade no lower than C
    • STEP - score 2A or better
    • iTEP - score of 5 or higher
    • Pearson's A - score of 43 or higher
  • Financial support documentation (showing at least $38,000)
  • $50 (U.S.) Application Fee
  • $300 (U.S.) Tuition Deposit
  • $400 (U.S.) Residence Deposit (for White Plains residents)

Student Visa Requirements

To apply for a SEVIS I-20 (which is needed to obtain an F-1 student visa), students must satisfy to the College, based on visa regulations, that sufficient finances are available to pay for tuition and living expenses. This can be verified by a certified bank statement showing $38,000 from your sponsor. Once accepted to Berkeley, the SEVIS I-20 is sent with the Acceptance Package.

International Club

The International Club provides a special forum for the specific needs and interests of international students. It organizes social and cultural activities, including field trips, that acquaint international students with life in America. The get-acquainted meetings often include a trip to the United Nations. Additional activities, such as international festivals, are organized by students at individual locations.

Housing

For information on residence facilities for Berkeley College students, please see Housing.

Meet the Staff
Cynthia Marchese

Cynthia Marchese
Senior Vice President, International

Dr. Nori Jaffer

Dr. Nori Jaffer
Associate Vice President, International

Nori Jaffer

Courtney Baird

Courtney Baird
International Admissions Advisor

Courtney Baird

Demetria Felix

Demetria Felix
International Admissions Advisor

Demetria Felix

Yanzhu Shao

Yanzhu Zhao
International Admissions Advisor

Yanzhu Zhao

Our Students' Nationalities

Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Angola
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Aruba
Australia
Bahamas
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belgium
Bermuda
Brazil
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Chad
Chile
China
Colombia
Congo
Czech Republic
Denmark
Dominica
Dominican Republic

Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Fiji Islands
Finland
France
Gabon
The Gambia
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Grenada
Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Hungary
India
Indonesia
Iraq
Israel
Italy
Ivory Coast
Jamaica
Japan

Kazakhstan
Kenya
Korea
Kyrgyzstan
Latvia
Lebanon
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Malaysia
Malawi
Mauritania
Mexico
Moldova
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Myanmar
Nepal
Netherlands
Netherlands Antilles
Niger
Nigeria
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Panama
Philippines
Poland

Portugal
Romania
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Slovakia
South Africa
Spain
Sri Lanka
Swaziland
Sweden
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Tanzania, United Republic
Thailand
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
Venezuela
Vietnam
Virgin Islands (British)
Virgin Islands (US)
Yemen

Contact Us

To learn more about opportunities for international students at Berkeley, contact:

Berkeley College
International Department
12 East 41st Street, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10017 USA

Telephone: U.S. Dialing Code-212-687-3730
Fax: U.S. Dialing Code-212-986-7827
Email: International@BerkeleyCollege.edu

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