2021 International Visitor Fees

To Apply for Summer Sessions:

Please review the International Students Checklist first. Once you have reviewed the entire checklist and completed all of the items in the “Before You Apply” section, then you can submit the application.


  Per Unit Charge Registration Fee International Service Fee Document Management Fee
International Visitor $550 $450 $400 $62

*Fees are subject to change.

How to Calculate Cost

Select classes and note the unit value of each course:

MATH N16B: 3 Units
ART 8: 4 Units
Total Units: 7

Calculate Total Tuition: $550 x 7 = $3,850
Add Registration Fee: $450
Add International Service Fee: $400
Add Document Management Fee: $62

Total Due: $4,762*
*This total does not include any cost of housing, living expenses, travel/visa expenses, or Course Materials and Services Fee(s).

Drop for Non Payment Policy

All Summer Sessions fees must be paid in full within seven days from when you enroll in classes, or you will be dropped from your classes.

The Drop for Non Payment process runs only up to 1 week prior to the beginning of each session. Adding or enrolling in a class just before the class begins or during the first week of the session means you accept financial responsibility and are solely responsible for dropping it before appropriate deadlines if you do not plan to attend.

Registration Fee

Registration Fee is not refundable once your first session begins.

For Summer 2021 only, the Registration Fee is refundable if you withdraw by the refund deadline of your first enrolled session.

International Service Fee

International Service Fee is assessed to all international visitors coming to UC Berkeley with a "non-immigrant status" including those who are already in the United States on a non-immigrant visa.
Only Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) and U.S. passport holders are exempt from this fee. For more information, please refer to the Visa Information section. International Service Fee becomes non-refundable once the visa document (I-20) has been issued or after the first enrolled session has started.

For Summer 2021 only, the International Service Fee is waived for all international students if they are unable to travel to the United States (embassy suspension of I-20 issuance or travel restrictions, for example), or if Berkeley Summer Sessions courses are delivered remotely.

Cancellation Fee

Cancellation means dropping all your classes in all sessions by the cancellation deadline of your first session. $100 cancellation fee is non-refundable except in specific circumstances. Once you enroll in at least one class in the summer term, you will be subject to this fee.

For Summer 2021 only, the cancellation fee is waived.

Document Management Fee

The one-time Document Management Fee is assessed for all new visiting Summer Sessions students. Visiting students who have enrolled in previous summers will not be assessed the Document Management Fee. The Document Management Fee will provide unlimited official transcripts sent first class mail or provided over the counter in person at Cal Student Central.

For Summer 2021, the Document Management Fee is refundable if you withdraw by the refund deadline of your first enrolled session.

Course Materials and Services Fees

Some departments charge Course Materials and Services Fee for specific classes, such as those with science or computer labs, photography labs, art supplies, or similar costs. Courses with this fee should be noted in the Class Schedule, although the amounts may not be known at the time of publication.

Summer Tuition Credit

When a course is dropped after the refund deadline of the session, students receive Summer Tuition Credit, instead of refunds, that can be applied towards the tuition of a new subsequently added class in the same summer term. Summer Tuition Credits are not applied towards the tuition of the previously enrolled course(s). Review this page for further information on Summer Tuition Credit.


Don’t forget to look at the checklist for international students at every step of your application process!

For more information on attending Summer Sessions as an international visitor, check out an upcoming informational webinar.