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:
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.
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.
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.
For 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 attending ESL classes. All ESL classes meet 20 hours per week.
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.
To learn more about opportunities for international students at Berkeley, contact:
Telephone: U.S. Dialing Code-212-687-3730
Fax: U.S. Dialing Code-212-986-7827