International Students

Berkeley College International DivisionBerkeley College's diverse programs of study, multi-cultural student body, and various locations offer international students wonderful opportunities that are hard to find at other American colleges and universities. Our overseas partnerships also provide a number of exciting opportunities for Berkeley students to experience an international education.

For more than 80 years, students from all over the world have prepared for rewarding careers at Berkeley College and enjoyed all that the New York City area has to offer.

With locations in New York and New Jersey plus online degrees and courses, the College is proud to serve the special needs of international students with a superior education that provides an intensive business curriculum.

International Student Office

Berkeley College International DivisionBerkeley's International Student Office 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 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

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
  • Financial support documentation (showing at least $37,000)
  • $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 $37,000 from your sponsor. Once accepted to Berkeley, the SEVIS I-20 is sent with the Acceptance Package.

English As A Second Language

International students can learn English and take ESL classes in NYC at the Berkeley College NYC Midtown locationFor students who do not have the required English proficiency, Berkeley offers a High Intermediate English as a Second Language Class at our New York City Midtown location. A student's eligibility for enrollment in this class will be determined based on preliminary testing. In addition to the English as a Second Language Class, a student can enroll for a college-level, credit-bearing Computer Applications class. This means students can start earning credit towards their degree while in attendance. All ESL classes meet 20 hours per week.

Conditional Admission

A student who wishes to enter one of Berkeley's programs and does not have the required proof of English proficiency can apply for conditional admission. This would require the student to take ESL classes at the New York City Midtown location (at an additional cost) prior to starting Berkeley classes.

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.

For More Information

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

Berkeley College
International Division
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 

Students from around the world, including the following countries, have attended Berkeley College.

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
Yugoslavia