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Berkeley Global Chemistry Visiting Student Program

4 months
43800 USD/year
43800 USD/year
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Join an elite cohort of students learning in a dynamic, experiential environment at Berkeley Global Chemistry Visiting Student Program at University of California, Berkeley.


This semester- or academic year-long, study-abroad Berkeley Global Chemistry Visiting Student Program at University of California, Berkeley gives you unique access to the #1 chemistry program in the world. Take courses in computational chemistry or chemical biology to enhance your graduate school application or start your chemistry or STEM-related career. You also have the opportunity to seek out research opportunities in our world-renowned laboratories, as well as gain an advantage in the application process to the Master of Molecular Science and Software Engineering program.

Study alongside UC Berkeley undergraduate students who are also passionate about studying chemistry. Experience student life in Berkeley, the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley.

Research Opportunities

Take advantage of opportunities to receive undergraduate research training at our cutting-edge and award-winning faculty laboratories. Start by researching areas of interest and then approaching faculty to be considered—perfect ways to gain skills in planning, communication and presentation, and influence. Once you are in a lab, you will learn from graduate students and faculty on how to develop research methods, think through scientific problems and effectively communicate scientific findings. Through this exclusive opportunity, you will gain a better understanding of the personal attributes required to be a successful scientist.

Lawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryTour Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Molecular Foundry, Advanced Light Source and National Energy Resource Computing Center. Founded in 1931 by Nobel Prize–winning physicist Ernest O. Lawrence, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is one of 17 U.S. Department of Energy National Labs. Located in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus, Berkeley Lab hosts 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students who are conducting research in areas ranging from supercomputing to physics and beyond.

Company Visits Take advantage of our close proximity to Silicon Valley. Visit with the world's top computer hardware manufacturers at their research and development facilities. Get an inside look at Intel Corporation, Applied Materials, AMD, Celera, Infineon, GCT Semiconductor or GlobalFoundries.

  • Applications are open to university students (undergraduate and graduate level) and working professionals.

  • Proof of English-Language Proficiency

  • You must upload your complete academic transcript (official version). Your academic transcript is an official record of all the courses you have completed along with your grade or score for each course. Your transcript should be issued in your institution's language of instruction.

  • Your Statement of Purpose allows us to assess your understanding of the program and your academic preparedness, while helping us to understand your personal, academic, and professional goals. We will review your Statement of Purpose to determine if the program is a good fit for you, as well as to advise you on courses and campus opportunities that will help you achieve your goals.



Programme Structure

  • semester- or academic year-long study-abroad program
  • Each semester, you'll take a total of 12–15 academic units in either the computational chemistry or chemical biology track.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 4 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Fall Semester: August-December

Applications usually due in June.

Spring Semester: January-May

Applications usually due in October.


12 alternative credits

12–15 academic units earned per semester


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at UC Berkeley Global and/or in United States, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

Applications are open to university students (undergraduate and graduate level) and working professionals.

Minimum Academic Requirements:

  • 2 years of undergraduate coursework
  • Grade Point Average (GPA): 3.0

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    43800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21900 USD per semester during 4 months.
  • National

    43800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21900 USD per semester during 4 months.

Cost is $21,900 (USD) per semester (does not include housing). Scholarships of $5,000 are available. Apply for the scholarship when you apply for the program.

Living costs for Berkeley

1750 - 2820 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Scholarships are available of up to $5,00. You must apply for the scholarship when you apply for the program.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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