University of California Berkeley Summer Sessions

About the Program

Berkeley Summer Sessions partners with universities, colleges, and schools throughout the world to bring students to the UC Berkeley campus for the summer. The summer program consists of more than 700 courses in 80 academic disciplines. Many different sessions of varying lengths are offered each summer, the first session beginning mid- to late-May.

Final program details will be published by the partner institution that manages this program and are generally updated on their program webpage. However, you must apply through Go Global to be considered for this program and ensure you follow the appropriate transfer credit process. 

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Berkeley will be hosting live virtual Summer Sessions 2024 Info Sessions designed for visiting students interested in enrolling in Summer Sessions. These info sessions will be offered from the end of October through March.

Additional Requirements or Restrictions

While students must meet the UBC Go Global eligibility criteria, UC Berkeley does not stipulate any further GPA requirements for students applying to the Berkeley Summer Sessions.

Course Credits

The number of courses and credits you enroll in will vary depending on your preferences and which session you attend. For visa purposes, it is required that students register in full-time studies (usually minimum of 2 courses, depending on session selected). Please note that 1 UC Berkeley unit = 1 UBC credit.

Transfer credits are only granted for courses with academic content and may not be granted for cultural activities or internships. Please speak to an academic advisor if you have any questions.

Transfer credits and evaluated courses at this university

Check out the courses that previous students have transferred back to UBC in the last 5 years using our Course Search Tool. If you don't see a particular course you listed, it simply means you need to submit it as a new course request through the Transfer Credit Portal while on your Go Global experience. For more information, please visit the Go Global Transfer Credit webpage.

Not all courses listed are offered through the summer program at this partner institution. The tool is for reference only–research the partner's website for actual course offerings.

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Tuition and Fees

You will pay tuition directly to the partner institution for this program. Costs listed on partner's website are in USD.

The partner institution may charge other program fees such as application fees, housing costs, field trips, cultural activities, or other costs associated with hosting this program. Please check the partner webpage for details of program costs.

How to apply to a Go Global Summer Program

  1. Complete your research about the summer abroad program and ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria (UBCV / UBCO), including any partner or program-specific requirements. 
  2. Apply online by the Go Global deadline listed above. 
  3. Please submit only one application for the summer program of your choice. If selecting a program that has limited enrolment (e.g. "Summer Exchange"), include a second choice as a backup on the same application by selecting the "Add Item" button.
  4. Where applicable, select the "Summer Exchange" experience to pay tuition to UBC or the "Study Abroad" experience to pay tuition to the partner institution. If you select "Summer Exchange", be sure to include a backup choice.
  5. If you plan to do multiple experiences (e.g. more than one summer program, a term exchange and a summer program, etc.), please submit a separate application for each experience. Our team will review your application(s) and if successful, will nominate you to apply to the partner institution(s). 
  6. Pay the Go Global Fee when prompted, after the application deadline.
  7. If successfully nominated by Go Global, you will receive instructions on how to apply to the partner university.


If you are considering applying for a Go Global program and identify with having a disability or pre-existing health condition (mental or physical) which could impact your participation, or if you require academic accommodation, you can contact the following offices and meet with an Accessibility Advisor before the start of your program:

The Centre for Accessibility (Vancouver) 604 822-5844

Disability Resource Centre (Okanagan) 250 807-8053

Go Global Fee Adjustment Policy for Summer Abroad

The Go Global Fee ($415.00 CDN) is an administrative fee required for all applicants to Go Global programs. The fee is non-refundable. However, it may be adjusted under the following circumstances.

If you are not matched to a partner university

You are eligible to have your Go Global fee adjusted from $415.00 to $93.25 (reduced by $321.75) if:

  • You have applied to Go Global but do not meet our minimum eligibility requirements

  • Go Global cannot match you to a partner university

  • The partner university does not accept your application and Go Global cannot find another option

If you withdraw from Go Global

To withdraw from your Go Global program, you must contact Go Global by email to request withdrawal. You will then be asked to complete a short withdrawal form.

Students who withdraw from Go Global by the relevant deadline below, will have their Go Global fee adjusted from $415.00 to $321.75 (reduced by $93.25).

  • March 30: For summer programs

  • June 30: For UBC Winter Term 1 and Full-Year exchange

  • September 30: For UBC Winter Term 2 and Split-Year exchange

If you have questions, please connect with your Go Global advisor or email Go Global at

Contact Go Global

In-person and Virtual Drop-in advising hours

  • Tuesday: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Go Global offers both in-person and virtual drop-in advising through Zoom during the times listed above.

Partner Instituition
University of California
Program Dates
  • May 22 – June 30
  • June 5 – August 11
  • June 20 – August 11
  • July 3 – August 11
  • July 24 – August 11
  • July 3 – July 21
  • May 22 – August 11
  • United States
Area(s) of study
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Science
  • Arabic Language
  • Architecture
  • Art History
  • Arts
  • Asian Studies
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese Language
  • Commerce
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English
  • Environmental Science
  • Film Studies
  • Food, Nutrition and Health
  • Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice
  • Geography
  • German Language
  • Health Sciences
  • History
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Relations
  • Japanese Language
  • Korean Language
  • Management
  • Math
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Scandinavian and Baltic Studies
  • Science
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language
  • Theatre
Tuition payable to
Partner institution
Application Deadline