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Be global

International Students

Be global.

In addition to the opportunity to study in the United States including our New York City campus in the heart of one of the world’s greatest cities, Berkeley College offers the chance to experience amazing diversity, which can be a tremendous advantage in entering today’s global marketplace.

With students representing 50 countries, studying at Berkeley offers excellent networking opportunities and exposure to students of various ages and many different cultures. These factors enhance the educational experience and help prepare students to succeed in a range of careers.

Be well-rounded.

At Berkeley, you’ll get an outstanding education that’s focused on preparing you for a career. Outside of the classroom, many Berkeley College programs include an internship, job-related assignment, or practicum for a valuable learning experience. You’ll also have the chance to experience many cultural opportunities near the various Berkeley campuses, particularly the many points of interest in and around New York City.

Be curious.

We invite you to learn more about the international experience at Berkeley College.

Student Testimonial

“Berkeley College helped me adjust to a new and unfamiliar environment by being understanding, supporting, and loving. If you truly want to become a part of a great group of people that helps your mind grow in so many ways, Berkeley College is the place to be." 

-Moa Lindquist, Business Management Student

Moa Lindquist

ESL Pathway to Berkeley College - Conditional Admission

Study English at Berkeley College in New York City to prepare yourself for an undergraduate degree.  If you are below our required English levels or have not taken an English test, you can be granted conditional admission to study ESL with our on campus partner school, Rennert International before your degree program.  Other short-term ESL study opportunities are available. Email us for more information: International@BerkeleyCollege.edu.

Short-Term Study Abroad at Berkeley College for a Semester

Living and studying in New York City is a great experience with a short-term study option at Berkeley College. You will earn college credit for each course without committing to complete a degree program. For those interested in studying on an F-1 student visa, not applying through a partner institution, please complete the regular application: International Application

International Viewbook

Download the International Viewbook PDF file to learn about academic programs, cultural opportunities, and services for international students.- International Viewbook

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. 

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.

International Tour Calendar

Do you want to learn more about Berkeley College? Join us at an upcoming fair to speak with a Berkeley College representative. For the current travel schedule, please see the International Tour Calendar.

How to Apply for Undergraduate 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
  • $50 (U.S.) Application Fee
  • Official secondary or post-secondary transcripts (with certified English translations) and proof of graduation
  • Proof of English language proficiency:
    • TOEFL - score of 500 PBT, 61 IBT 
    • IELTS - score of 5.5 or higher  
  • Financial support documentation (showing at least $39,000)
  • Rennert International - Level 6
  • Kaplan - High Intermediate
  • Duolingo - 90 or above
  • ELS - Level 112
  • APIEL - grade 3 or higher
  • English for Sweden - minimum grade of VG or C
  • English for Norway - level 4
  • iTEP - score of 5 or above
  • Michigan Language Assessment - MET 53 or MELAB 78
  • Pearsons - score of 43 or higher
  • STEP - score 2A or higher
  • TOEIC - score 575 or higher
  • Cambridge English - B2 First, C1 Advanced

To Confirm Admission:

  • $300 (U.S.) Tuition Deposit
  • $100 (U.S.) International Processing Fee

How to Apply for Graduate 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
  • $50 (U.S.) Application Fee
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions (with certified English translations) and proof of graduation
  • Proof of English language proficiency:
    • TOEFL - score of 80 IBT or higher
    • IELTS - score of 6.5 or higher
    • Duolingo - 100 or above
  • Resume (a minimum of two years of professional employment is preferred)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Application for transfer credit (if a student is seeking transfer credit from another graduate institution)
  • Financial support documentation (showing at least $39,000)

 To Confirm Admission:

  • $300 (U.S.) Tuition Deposit
  • $100 (U.S.) International Processing Fee

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 $39,000 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

Berkeley College has partnered with the American Homestay Network to offer international students an opportunity to start their education with a stay in an American home. AHN has hosts throughout the region, convenient to Berkeley's campuses. Homestay will help you get acclimated to American life and get oriented with the New York metropolitan area. We encourage you to consider homestay as a place to start your Berkeley experience. Visit the international student homestay page for more information.
For information on residence facilities for Berkeley College students, please see Housing.

To assist in finding your own apartment in the New York/New Jersey area, visit berkeleycollegehousing.4stay.com

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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

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

Berkeley College
International Department
12 East 41st Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10017 USA

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

34+

Million
in Berkeley College institutional aid was provided to qualified students during the 2021-2022 award year

4000+

Students
including more than 380 international students representing 50 countries

83%

of Students
enrolled in fall 2021 are studying online or through a combination of on-site and online classes

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