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 Office
Berkeley'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 the current travel schedule, please see the International Tour Calendar.
The International Club provides a special forum for the specific needs and interests of international students to help them get the most out of their educational experience. It organizes social and cultural activities, including field trips to important points of interest such as the United Nations, to acquaint international students with life in the United States. Additional activities, such as international festivals, are organized by students at individual locations.
For information on residence facilities for Berkeley College students, please see Housing.
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.
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.
For More Information
To learn more about opportunities for international students at Berkeley, contact:
12 East 41st Street, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10017 USA
Students from around the world, including the following countries, have attended Berkeley College.
Antigua and Barbuda
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Tanzania, United Republic
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates
Virgin Islands (British)
Virgin Islands (US)
Based on its total number of international students, Berkeley College ranked No. 7 under "Special Focus" institutions in the United States*. Students come to Berkeley from 98 countries to prepare for their careers.
*2014 Open Doors Report (2013/2014 enrollment), Institute of International Education (for degree-granting institutions concentrating in a set of related fields).