Berkeley 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.
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 current travel schedule, please see the International Tour Calendar.
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 $36,000 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 in attendance. 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.
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.
For information on residence facilities for Berkeley College students, please see Housing.
To learn more about opportunities for international students at Berkeley, contact:
Telephone: US Dialing Code-212-687-3730
Fax: US Dialing Code-212-986-7827