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About University of California Berkeley

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Year of establishment
1868
Also known as
UC Berkeley
University website
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Student website
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Total foreign students
7271
Campus size
1200 acres
No. of campus
1
Endowment value
USD 4 billion
Scholarships granted
18864
Scholarship amount granted
USD 418 million
English proficiency test
Required
Accepted exams
SAT/ACT accepted
Not required
Total faculty
3433
Faculty/Student ratio
19
Male/Female ratio
1.05
Total criminal offences
647
Quick university statsInsights on student demographics, enrolment, and academic success
UG Race

Others

42%

Asian

35%

Hispanic

20%

Black

2%

UG Student residence

In state

77%

Foreign

11%

Out of state

10%

UG Age distribution

24 and under

94%

25 and over

5%

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UG Number of Applicant

128209
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Overall Graduation Rate

0.94
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UG Enrollment

32479
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PG Enrollment

12828
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On Highlights

Q:   Is getting into the University of California Berkeley hard?

A: 

Yes, it is hard to get into the University of California Berkeley, as it is renowned for its selective admission process, especially with an acceptance rate of 9%. The evaluation considers factors such as SOP, LORs, good academic background and extracurricular activities. To get admission to UC Berkeley, the individual must give their best by showcasing their talents and capabilities while competing against a high applicant pool.

 

Q:   What is UC Berkeley known for?

A: 

UCB is known for its STEM courses. UC Berkeley is known for its science and engineering programs. Some of its high-ranking majors include:

  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • Biotechnology
  • Engineering (Computer, Electrical, Chemical, Materials Science)
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Law
  • Physics
  • Political Science

The quality of its scientific research and world-class education has kept it among the top universities in the world consistently. UC Berkeley is home to renowned faculty members, Nobel laureates, and MacArthur ‘genius’ grant recipients, and its academic programs are highly respected in a wide range of fields.

UCB has been consistently placed at rank #4 by US News since 2019. Whereas, the university has improved its position in THE rankings from 15th in 2019 to 8th in 2023. Also, the U.S. News & World Report has placed UCB at No. 1 in the public university category in 2022. UCB has improved its ranking in the last two years when we compare it with other top universities affiliated with the University of California system.

QS Ranking

UCB

UCLA

UCS

2019

27

32

115

2020

28

35

129

2021

30

36

121

2022

32

40

112

2023

27

44

134

University of California Berkeley Highlights

Parameters

Stats

UCB Acceptance rate

14.4%

UCB Application fee

USD 155

Living expenses for USA/UMich

10.5 L / USD 28,786

Cost (Tuition fee) for MS

INR 19.58 L - 63.13 L

Cost (Tuition fee) for B.E. / B.Tech

INR 25.65 L - 34.06 L

Placement data for MBA (Job Offers Received 3 months post-graduation)

93.8%

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Q:   Is UC Berkeley good for international students?

A: 

As of Fall 2022, the total enrollment at UCB was 45,307. Out of this, 32,479 were undergraduate students and 12,828 were graduate students. If we consider the enrollment of international students, then a total number of 7,968 students were enrolled, of which, the total undergraduates enrolled were 4,006 and 3,962 were graduate students.

UCB Fall 2022 Enrollment

 

Undergraduate

Graduate

Total

Women

17,808

6,166

23,974

Men

14,183

6,459

20,642

Asian

12,926

2,680

15,606

From 2019-2021, the University of California Berkeley accepted roughly 4,500+ international applicants. The itemized UC Berkeley admits data is as follows:

Term

Total International Student Applications

Total International Students Accepted

International Student Acceptance Rate

2019

17,035

1,545

9 percent

2020

17,105

1,467

9 percent

2021

20,981

1,691

8 percent

With a good academic reputation, diverse student body, renowned faculty, and great alumni network, UC Berkeley is a great choice for international students. A total of 946 or 12.6% of Berkeley students came from India.

International students’ services provided by UC Berkeley

As per UC Berkeley, it provides international students with resources that include information on visas and travel, housing, financial aid, international students’ events on campus, employment authorization, and English language resources.

Increase your chances of securing admission with the guidance of our team of experienced study abroad counselors.

 

Q:   Which should I choose between University of Washington or University of California - Berkeley?

A: 

According to the QS World rankings 2024, University of California Berkeley has a ranking of #10 and University of Washington has a ranking of #63. Some of the other rankings of both the universities are given as follows:

Year University of California BerkeleyUniversity of Washington
20202868
20213072
20223285
20232780
20241063
 

Q:   Is: UCLA better than UC Berkeley?

A: 

UCLA and UC Berkeley are renowned institutes offering unique campus cultures and academic programs. While they share a great reputation, there are subtle differences between the two universities. The below table compares the rankings, fees and acceptance rate of UCLA. Overall this information could be useful for students who are considering them. Here is the comparison highlighting the differences between the Universities:

Name of The University

Ranking

Acceptance Rate

1st Year Tuition Fee

UCLA

#20

9%-International applicants


14%- US citizens 

UG course: INR 26.72 L - 36.78 L

 

PG course: INR 21.78 L - 31.35 L

UC Berkely 

# 20

14.4%- US citizens

9%-International applicants 

UG Course:  INR 33.8 L - 37.74 L

PG course: INR 19.43 L - 62.64 L

 

University of California Berkeley Rankings 2024

A++Overall University Grade
by Shiksha
#6
#26
Business EconomicsA++
#4
Mechanical EngineeringA++
#3
#7
Supply ChainC+
#20
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Q:   What is the ranking of UC Berkeley in the world?

A: 

According to the QS World University Ranking 2024, UC Berkeley has been ranked at #10 whereas UCLA has been ranked at #29. The comparative rankings of UC Berkeley and UCLA are given as follows:

Year

UC Berkeley

UC Los Angeles

2020

28

35

2021

30

36

2022

32

40

2023

27

44

2024

10

29

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Q:   What are the Business and Management course rankings at UC Berkeley?

A: 

Some of the Business and Management course rankings at University of California Berkeley are given as follows:

YearQS - Global MBATimes Higher Education - PG Business and Economics
2019176
202095
2021109
2022116
2023117

To check more rankings, click here.

 

Q:   Which is better; UC Berkeley or Stanford?

A: 

According to the QS World University rankings 2024, UC Berkeley had a ranking of #10 whereas Stanford University has a ranking of #5. The comparative Times Higher Education rankings of UC Berkeley and Stanford University are given as follows:

YearUC BerkeleyStanford University
2019153
2020134
202172
202284
202383
 

Q:   What is the difference between Yale and University of California-Berkeley?

A: 

Some of the comparative rankings and points of Yale University and University of California Berkeley are given as follows:

CategoryUniversity of California BerkeleyYale University
QS World Ranking 2024#10#16
Acceptance Rate 9%4.46%
Tuition Fees (MS)INR 22 L - INR 64 L INR 36 L - INR 45 L
Average Salary (MBA)USD 171,000USD 160,110
 

University of California Berkeley Scholarships 2024

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Q:   Does UC Berkeley offer scholarships to international students?

A: 

UC Berkeley offers a variety of scholarship programmes that can help the students in funding their education. International students can also search for external scholarships that will help them in their educational expenses. Some of the scholarships offered by UC Berkeley are given as follows:

Name of Scholarship

Value

Berkeley UG Scholarship

Up to USD 6,000

Fiat Lux Scholarship

NA

Middle Class Scholarship

Up to USD 201,000

Regents and Chancellors Scholarship

USD 2,500

 

Q:   What is the eligibility criteria for the Berkeley Undergraduate Scholarship?

A: 

The Berkeley Undergraduate Scholarship at UC Berkeley is one of the most historic scholarship that has recognised the academic merit of undergraduate students. The eligibility criteria for this scholarship programme are given as follows:

  • The eligible students must have an overall GPA of 4.1 in their high school 
  • The students must be entering from a community college with an overall GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0 

The amount of scholarships is offered based on the students' financial needs and requirements. The students with financial needs can also be awarded with a University Grant. 

 

University of California Berkeley Admissions 2024

  • Application fees :USD 140 - 200
  • Type of deadline :Depends on course
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Type of documentsApplicable for
SOPNeeded for few courses
LORNeeded for few courses
EssaysNeeded for few courses
CVNeeded for few courses
Additional documentsRequired
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Intake seasonDeadline
Fall30ᵗʰ Nov 2024
Spring13ᵗʰ Jul - 5ᵗʰ Oct 2023
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Q:   What are the admission requirements for international students at UC Berkeley?

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The admission requirements for international students at the University of California Berkeley include submitting the official University of California application along with the non-refundable application fee. While filling out the admission application, the students are required to submit their official transcripts, proof of English language proficiency, and additional documentation. 

 

Q:   What is the University of California, Berkeley admission process?

A: 

The application process at UC Berkeley may vary depending on the course and level of study you choose. However, here is the application process for PG courses. 

   The Undergraduate Application Process: 

Step 1: Applicants must create an account on the official website. 

Step 2: Complete the application; the applicant must fill in their details 

Step 3: Applicants must choose their interested course and be aware that each UC school they apply to requires an application fee of USD 80 (international application fee). If you can apply for Waiver, you can apply to UC Berkeley for free. 

However, you can check out: Application fee waivers for US universities 

Step 4: Ensure you meet the English language requirements for your chosen course.

Step 5: Applicants must upload their SAT/ACT scores for UG programs

Step 6: LORs, Personal insights and transcripts of the applicant's 12th marks are essential while applying to the University of California Berkeley. 

Step 7: If the applicant is selected, the university will notify the applicant through the mail they signed in. 

The Postgraduate Application Process: 

Applicants must create an account on the official website. 

Step 2: Complete the application; the applicant must fill in their details 

Step 3: Applicants must choose their interested course and be aware that each UC school they apply to requires an application fee of USD 155 ( international students) for postgraduate programs.  If you can apply for Waiver, you can apply to UC Berkeley for free. 

However, you can check out: Application fee waivers for US universities 

Step 4: Ensure you meet the English language requirements for your chosen course.

Step 5: Applicants must have completed their degrees and have their transcripts ready.

Step 6: LORs ( 3 LOR), GRE, Personal insights and work experience (Depending on the course) essential while applying to the University of California Berkeley. 

Step 7: If the applicant is selected, the university will notify the applicant through the mail they signed in. 

 

Q:   How long does it take to hear back from UC Berkeley?

A: 

UC Berkeley's admission review process takes two weeks to 1 month. However most of the applicants receive call within 6-8 weeks. The comprehensive evaluation consider academics, GPA, extracurricular activities and many more are essential for the university. Srudents should anticipate this timeframe . The students are notified via e-mail and the approximate time of the decision is said to be one month after the application submission. 

 

Q:   What is the acceptance rate at the University of California Berkeley?

A: 

The University of Caliofrnia Berkeley Campus acceptance rate is 9% for international students, however, 14% for US citizens  at the University of California Berkeley campus, as it upholds its reputation as a highly selective institute. The university Admission process involves a thorough evaluation process, Considering academic excellence, essays, Letter of recommendation, SOP, extracurricular activities and many more. Applicants are suggested to approach the admission process with utter dedication, showcasing their strengths and talents to get into UC Berkeley. beyond the numerical, UC Berkeley is a great institution with an exceptional education and renowned faculty. 

 

Q:   What are the University of California Berkeley application deadlines?

A: 

The applicants applying in the spring semester of 2024 at UC Berkeley must be aware of the specific application submission deadlines.  However, if you plan to enrol for the fall term, the applications are closed. UC Berkeley and UC Merced are on the semester system calendar, while all other campuses are on the quarter system calendar. The following table explains the application dates and deadlines: 

 

Intake 

Submit your application form by 

Freshman 

 closed

Fall application deadline ( MS)

Sep 2024

Fall application deadline( MBA) 

Jan 4, 2025 (Tentative)

 

University of California Berkeley Tuition Fees, Duration and Eligibility 2024

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MS(33 courses)
INR 22 L - 50 L
Duration9 months-5 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7 & Above, TOEFL: 90 & Above, GRE
MBA/PGDM(11 courses)
INR 22 L - 68 L
Duration1 year-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7 & Above, TOEFL: 90 & Above, GMAT
B.E. / B.Tech(24 courses)
INR 26 L - 40 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 80 & Above, SAT
B.A.(46 courses)
INR 38 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 80 & Above, Duolingo: 115 & Above
B.Sc.(25 courses)
INR 26 L - 38 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, SAT, TOEFL: 80 & Above
M.A.(12 courses)
INR 22 L - 37 L
Duration1 year-3 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS, TOEFL
MIM(7 courses)
INR 22 L - 67 L
Duration1 year-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7 & Above, GMAT, GRE
MPH(9 courses)
INR 28 L - 32 L
Duration1 year-3 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7 & Above, GRE, TOEFL: 90 & Above
M.Arch(7 courses)
INR 26 L - 30 L
Duration1 year-3 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7 & Above, TOEFL: 90 & Above, GRE
MEng(6 courses)
INR 43 L - 50 L
Duration1 year-24 months
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7 & Above, TOEFL: 90 & Above, GRE
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Q:   What is the fees for international students at University of California Berkeley?

A: 

The tuition fees for international students in a year at UC Berkeley are given as follows:

Courses

1st Year Tuition Fees

MS (27 courses)

INR 21.8 L –INR 62.7 L

BA (42 courses)

INR 33.8 L

MBA/PGDM (4 courses)

INR 21.8 L – INR 67.2 L

BE/ B.Tech (24 courses)

INR 33.8 L – INR 39.4 L

MEng (9 courses)

INR 27.4 L – INR 28 L

here.

(7 courses)

INR 21.8 L – INR 66.1 L

MDes (1 course)

INR 22 L

Others (6 courses)

INR 21.8 L – INR 26.2 L

MEng (6 courses)

INR 42.8 L – INR 45.2 L

Others UG (19 courses)

INR 33.8 L – INR 39.4 L

To know about more courses & fees, click here.

 

Q:   What are the IELTS requirements for the University of California Berkeley?

A: 

University of California Berkeley requires English language proficiency for International applicants. While the University of California Berkeley mainly accepts the International English language testing system (IELTS), they also accept other English language proficiency tests. In addition to IELTS, the University of California Berkeley accepts other English proficiency tests such as TOEFL and Dulingo. The following table gives more details with the minimum score required from the tests for UG and PG minimum English requirements;  

UG English test requirements 

English Language Tests accepted

Minimum score required 

IELTS

6.5 or higher (with no sub-skills less than 6.0) 

TOEFL

A minimum score of 80 or better

DULINGO 

Minimum score of 115 

PG IELTS requirements: 

For PG English requirements, the university mainly accepts TOEFL from graduates. However, it also accepts IELTS only. 

English Language Tests accepted

Minimum score required 

IELTS

A score of 7 on a scale 9 scale 

TOEFL

90 and above 

 

Q:   What are the minimum requirements for the University of California Berkeley?

A: 

The University of California Berkeley offers various courses and has a specific requirements for admission. However, the requirements might vary depending on the course, and it is suggested to check the official website for more information. However, the following includes the basic requirements as follows for 

Undergraduate programes :  As an international student, you may apply to UC as either a freshman or as a transfer student, depending on your level of education. The following are the admission requirements: 

  1. Must have completed their secondary education and have earned a certificate of completion.

  2. Never enrolled as a university student

  3. The applicant must have a 15-year-long academic course with a GPA of 3.4 GPA

  4.  Indian students must complete both year X and XII state board or CBSE examinations, with average marks above 70 and no marks below 60. 

  5.  

English Language Tests accepted

Minimum score required 

IELTS

6.5 or higher (with no sub-skills less than 6.0) 

TOEFL

Minimum score of 80 or better

DUOLINGO 

Minimum score of 115 

Note: the University of California may require a score higher than the minimum for admission selection. However, some campuses may request an interview to test the applicant's English Skills during the application review process. 

  1. Score 31 or higher on writing and language in the SAT

  2. Score 24 or higher on the ACT for English language arts. 

Graduate program requirements: 

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution,

  • A satisfactory average, usually a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale: and 

  • Enough UG training to do graduate work in your chosen field.

  • The applicant must have at least three letters of recommendation are required. 

  • GRE or GMAT is required for certain courses. However, there is no minimum score for those exams. The university is interested in the applicant's performance in the quantitative section. 

  • A minimum GPA of B (3.0) or better is generally the standard for consideration 

English Language Tests accepted

Minimum score required 

IELTS

A score of 7 on a scale 9 scale 

TOEFL

90 and above 

Note: the University of California may require a score higher than the minimum for admission selection. However, some campuses may request an interview to test the applicant's English Skills during the application review process. 

 

UC Berkeley
Students Ratings & Reviews

4.6/5
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Vibe of Campus
  • Liberal
  • Stressful
  • Academically oriented
  • Multi-dimensional
Student Views
  • 50% students never faced discrimination in this university
Internships4.5
Part time work4.3
Post study jobs5
Quality of faculty4.5
Student Life5
Value for money4.3
Public transportation4.8
Safety4.3
Indian Food4.8
Permanent Immigration4.3
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Bachelor of Arts- Computer Science - Batch of 2025
4.4
The University is collaborative and impactful. Plenty of opportunities to explore.
Tips: Before you fully commit to this university, make sure you have a word with a student representative or a former alumni who can give you a clear idea of what to expect on campus. Get an idea of what the university stands for, its history and what your inclination is towards.
Dislikes (Permanent Immigration): The USA is easily one of the most accepting and multifaceted arenas open to people from all ethnicities, races and backgrounds especially if you're starting your life like me. If given the chance, I would certainly immigrate here especially in California.
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UC Berkeley: A Crowned Institution in United States.
Tips: Trust me, the university is more competitive than it seems. Students should be prepared to put in a lot of effort. At first glance, the university may appear overwhelming due to its vast size and atmosphere. However, students must take this as an opportunity and learn with their fellow. Also, this is an opportunity to build strong meaningful relationships with your fellow. As in top institutions, like UC Berkeley, apart from academics most of the students come to build these relationships only. I can recall how many good relationships I have built over my time at UC and I am still benefitting from them day-in and out. Students must enrol for a scholarship as the cost of living near the university is relatively high. If you are unable to get a scholarship try to find a good part-time job. About the country well US is US just be good around here don't go to shady areas. Some of the areas have high crime rates and shootings are a common sight. The country will treat you well if you do well.
Likes (Quality of faculty): University of California Berkeley is renowned for its academic excellence and this isn't something to talk about, Come on! Everyone knows it before coming here. The professors are highly knowledgeable and experienced. The professors are very helpful and have unique teaching patterns. It's more of an interaction than teaching and I believe that this is the best method of teaching. However, not every professor at UC Berkeley is exceptional, this needs to be said! At first, I thought enrolling myself at UC Berkeley would be very stressful; nevertheless, the professors do help at every stage to keep the classes interesting and engaging for the students.
Dislikes (Part time work): As I have pursued MS in Computer Science, it is a bit difficult to get a part-time job. The competition is fierce and so is the demand. Due to the high cost of living every other student wants to land on a good part-time job opportunity, therefore making it extremely competitive. However, with the assistance of one of my professors, I was able to land a part-time job. It is difficult to get a part-time job or internship in your field as the competition increases every year. So, start to visualize according. Don't expect that the university will spoon-feed you every single time. Some myths need to be busted!
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Good career opportunities.
Tips: 1. Learn cooking, and try to be efficient in cooking as possible. This helps save lots of time 2. Take lots of layered clothing options, to make sure you don't catch cold 3. The MFE course in particular is intensive. Start your interview prep for placements/internships as early as possible before coming.
Likes (Internships): The course has wide range of career options ranging from technology to quantitative research in funds. The career path this program prepares for is quite varied, ranging from Data Science, Teaching to core-finance (which is its USP). Available internships are relevant.
Dislikes (Value for money): The MFE course in particular is expensive. The internships and placements are good but obviously, it comes at a cost. The college infrastructure is quite good though. The faculty is good overall, but MFE being a fast-paced course, they breeze through the course material quite fast.
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Amazing experience at University of California
Tips: First and foremost, students should find an accommodation near to the campus and knowing English is better so that you can communicate with everyone. Try to learn some technology or gain some experience in coding so that you can tutor or do part-time work as a frontend or backend Engineer.
Likes (Value for money): We had global exposure with peers coming from all over the world, different cultures and habits. Also, everyone was super helpful and many students ran organizations which were helpful to upscale ourselves. Many extra curricular activities were organized.
Dislikes (Indian Food): When I was working on a project, my professor was helpful and she also connected me with other professionals on the topic I was working on. She also explained personal branding like LinkedIn's do's and don'ts. She was kind and used to give her office hours for our benefit.
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University of California Berkeley Placements

CourseMedian Salary
MS
110.54 LPA
MBA/PGDM
124.31 LPA

Top Recruiters

Amazon
Apple
Facebook
Citigroup
Qualcomm
AT&T
Google
PayPal
Deutsche Bank
JP Morgan Chase
ebay
IBM
McKinseyCompany
Cisco Systems
Blackrock
Ernst & Young
Deloitte
Shell
Johnson Johnson
Novartis
Abbot
Genentech
Electronic Arts Games
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Q:   Does University of California Berkeley offer placements to international students?

A: 

The placement highlights at UC Berkeley based on 2022 data are given as follows:

Category

Number of Students

Total No. of Students

320

Students Looking for Jobs

275

Students who received jobs

258

Students who accepted offers

255

The mean base annual salary is USD 152,831 and the largest industry where students have got placed is Technology and Telecom.

 

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Q:   How can I get US student visa from India?

A: 

To study in USA, Indian students need to have a valid USA student visa. Your visa process starts when you receive the I-20 Form from your college/university. Also, you should pay the SEVIS I-901 fee before you start your US visa application. After paying the SEVIS fee, you need to apply to DS-160 visa form. Pay the visa fee and schedule a Biometric and interview appointment.

 

Q:   How can Indian students study in USA?

A: 

Indian students looking to study in USA need to acquire F1 visa. It is a non-immigrant visa (student visa) issued to international students who wish to attend educational institutions like universities or colleges in US. International students need to complete their programme in the US before the expiration date mentioned in their I-20 form. The application process remains same for most of the US universities, however, there might be a separate element for the application process for each of the universities. It varies depending on the different study programs and levels.

 

Q:   How much is the cost to study in USA?

A: 

Those planning to pursue higher education in US need to plan for finances in advance. Studying in USA can be a costly affair, so, arranging for funds is one of the most important aspects of your whole study abroad journey. A bachelor's degree in the USA can cost from INR 34L to 40L per year. This includes around INR 3.85L for meals and INR 6.65L for accommodation. Similarly, an MS course in USA can cost from around INR 35L to INR 47L. This also includes around INR 10.5L as living expenses.

 

Q:   How is freshman housing at University of California Berkeley?

A: 

First year students at University of California Berkeley mostly choose to stay at the campus residence halls which includes 96% of the students choosing the community, convenience and academic advantages of the residences. Some of the facilities offered at the university are given as follows:

  • The residence halls include live-in staff utilities such as the internet connection, security, community centers, on-site laundry, and easy access to transportation.
  • Residence halls at the campus have a contract that includes a Berkeley Dining Blue Meal plan along with flexible upgrade plans and dollar flex options. 
  • There is an activity center around the residential areas that include activities such as off-campus excursions, workshops, faculty dinners, study groups, social events, and more opportunities. 
 

Q:   How much money is required for a US student visa?

A: 

The US goverment issues F-1 visa for international students admitted in American universities. The F-1 student visa allows international students to stay in the US for the period of their course. However, international students will require I-20 form to apply for F-1 student visa. It is one of the most important documents in the visa application process. The processing fee for F-1 study permit is USD 185/INR 15,444.

*USD/INR = 83.48

 

Q:   Can Shiksha counseling provide guidance on accommodation in USA?

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Yes, Shiksha counselling helps find students housing near the university in affordable prices. It is interesting to note that all the services provided by Shiksha counselling is absolutely free of cost. Once a student has been selected by Webster University, they can look for accommodations near the university with the help of Shiksha free counselling.

 
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Answered 11 months ago

The English Language Requirements at UC Berkeley for UG and PG applicants are given as follows:

Exam

Score Required for UG

Score Required for PG

IELTS

6.5 or higher

7/9

TOEFL

Minimum 80

90 and above

Duolingo

Minimum 115

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