Visiting U.S. College / University Students

Visiting U.S. College/University Students

Be Part of UC Berkeley this Summer

Experience summer in the San Francisco Bay Area while taking UC Berkeley courses!

Whether you're looking to expand your studies or make progress toward your degree at your home university, make the most of your summer by choosing from more than 600 courses taught by Berkeley faculty. Study business, engineering, math, science, psychology, arts and humanities, languages, and more and earn a Berkeley transcript at the end of the summer.

Summer on Your Terms

Design a schedule that works for you! We offer online and in-person courses over 3-, 6-, 8-, or 12- week sessions so you can maximize your summer. Study alongside Berkeley students and other visiting students and make friends from all over the world.

Sort summer courses by session, subject, days offered, instruction type (eg. online, in-person), course units, and course level!

What's so great about Berkeley in the summer?

Two students at a Fem Tech booth on UC Berkeley campus.

Participate in unique summer programs.

Take advantage of summer certificates, intensive language courses, field study options and other opportunities that are only available during Summer Sessions.

A cable car descends a San Francisco city street at sunset.

World-famous sights are just a short ride away.

Berkeley is just 25 minutes from downtown San Francisco and its most popular attractions. You can also hike around the redwoods in Muir Woods or explore the beauty of the coast and beyond to Yosemite and Lake Tahoe.

Pride flags waving during the annual SF Pride Parade.

Experience Bay Area summer festivals.

There’s Outside Lands, Bay to Breakers, San Francisco Pride festival, 4th of July celebrations, free concert series, and free outdoor movie festivals.

Two students at a Fstrong Tech booth on UC Berkeley campus.

The tech industry is in our backyard.

Pixar is in nearby Emeryville, while Silicon Valley is home to Google, Apple, Salesforce, Reddit, and Airbnb. Join a meetup and get to know those who are at the forefront of tech innovation.

Learn more about Summer Sessions

Summer Sessions Program Overview

This information session presents everything you need to know about Berkeley Summer Sessions including class schedules, academic culture, costs and student testimonials.

How to Apply

Check if you are eligible for Summer Sessions, then apply through our application portal.

Once your application is processed, you will be sent an email with instructions on how to create your UC Berkeley login (CalNet ID). You will use this information to enroll in classes and pay fees.

View our Visiting Student Checklist for a full list of everything you'll need to keep in mind before starting Summer Sessions.



Summer Sessions visiting students do not pay out-of-state tuition, only international students pay additional registration fees. Domestic visitor fees apply to those who are not currently enrolled in a degree program at a University of California campus.

Visiting students are welcome to take courses in any and all sessions. There are no minimum unit requirements per session, but we do recommend no more than 10 units in any session.

Cost per unit $595
Registration Fee $550
Document Management Fee $68
Application Fee $25, nonrefundable

*Additional fees may apply.


Choosing a place to live depends on your interests, preferences and budget. With options available in both Berkeley and San Francisco, you can live in the bustling atmosphere of a dormitory, enjoy the independence of a private or shared apartment, or get the personal attention of a homestay.

Check out all housing options.

Watch a Video from a Summer Sessions Student