• Application Deadline
  • 5 months
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Join an elite cohort of students learning in a dynamic, experiential environment during the Berkeley Legal Studies Global Access Program at University of California, Berkeley. You'll learn from professors who not only bring their years of experience to the classroom, but who also love to teach law. 

Study alongside U.S. undergraduate students who are also preparing for advanced studies in law, while experiencing student life in Berkeley, the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley. 

Berkeley Law's Mission

Berkeley Law advances the University of California's teaching, research and service mission as follows:

  • Through teaching, the law school provides students with first-class training in legal theory; doctrine and practice; exposure to the political, social and economic forces that shape the law; and the opportunity for client service.
  • Through research, the law school supports faculty members who are leaders in their fields of scholarly inquiry, striving to expand and deepen legal and interdisciplinary thought while engaging students in rigorous academic and intellectual work.
  • Through service, the law school tackles some of the most important, challenging and timely problems facing the state, nation and world, harnessing our excellence in teaching and research to improve government, business and society.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 5 months
  • Credits
    12 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theories Of Law And Society
  • Punishment, Culture And Society
  • Law, Technology And Entrepreneurship
  • Sociology Of Law
  • Law And Society In Asia
  • Restorative Justice
  • Human Rights Research
  • Philosophy Of Law


  • Applications are open to undergraduate university students or recent university graduates.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Applications are open to undergraduate university students or recent university graduates.
  • Undergraduate Coursework 2 years
  • GPA 3

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19900 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19900 USD for the full programme and a duration of 5 months.
  • National

    19900 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19900 USD for the full programme and a duration of 5 months.
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Living costs for Berkeley

  • 1750 - 2820 USD/month
    Living Costs

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