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On-Campus Graduate Program Admissions (Non-SOPHAS)

Requirements, dates and deadlines, application instructions, and financial information for non-SOPHAS Programs.

Read this important information first!

All information provided on this page is specific to on-campus graduate programs that do not incorporate SOPHAS in the admissions process.

The information on this page applies to these programs only:

  • Biostatistics MA
  • Biostatistics PhD
  • Environmental Health Sciences PhD
  • Epidemiology PhD
  • Health Policy PhD
  • Infectious Diseases and Immunity PhD

If you see your program on the list above, proceed on the current page. Otherwise, return to the admissions landing page and select the appropriate link to the page for your intended program.

Graduate Admissions Requirements

The School of Public Health’s minimum graduate admission requirements are defined below. More information can be found on the UC Berkeley Graduate Division website:

  • A bachelor’s degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution;
  • A satisfactory scholastic average, usually a minimum B average (3.0) or equivalent (focused on work completed in the last two years of a bachelor’s degree program and in all post-baccalaureate coursework)Note: If your undergraduate GPA does not meet the minimum, you may still submit an application. Remember to provide evidence of other academic and professional accomplishments to demonstrate your capability to be successful in an academically rigorous environment. Alternative evidence may include courses you have successfully completed as work-related training.
  • Enough undergraduate training to do graduate work in your chosen area of study – see the Individual Program Requirements section below for more information
  • Evidence of English Language Proficiency (only for applicants from countries / regions in which the official language is not English)
  • Submission of all required application materials.

Application Requirements

  • Berkeley Graduate Application and fee ($100 – $155)
  • Official Transcripts from each institution you have attended
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Personal History Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • GRE scores if applicable – view which programs require it here
  • Additional application items for applicants with Bachelor’s Degrees from non-US and non-English speaking Canadian institutions
    • Degree Certificates (if your transcript does not contain conferral date)
    • Official TOEFL or IELTS test score (test taken after June 1, 2021)

Individual Program Requirements and Qualifications

All applicants to our on-campus graduate degree programs must choose a degree program; applicants may apply to only one program and should tailor their applications to their program of choice. The coursework, application materials, and amount of work/research experience required by each program varies. Please thoroughly review the webpages for the program you are applying to for more guidance.

  • Biostatistics MA

    Recommendations for Competitive Applicants

    • Previous coursework in calculus, linear algebra, and statistics is strongly recommended.
    • Common undergraduate majors for admitted applicants: Biomedical and biological sciences, mathematics, statistics.
    • Common work experience for admitted applicants: Typical successful applicants have work experience in Research Assistant positions at a health department.

    Admissions and Application Requirements

    GRE scores are optional. We recommend submitting a GRE if you have no other evidence of quantitative, verbal, or analytical abilities in your application.

  • Biostatistics PhD

    Recommendations for Competitive Applicants

    • Common undergraduate majors for admitted applicants: Biological sciences, math, statistics
    • Common work experience for admitted applicants: Typical admitted applicants have work experience in quantitative analysis in a research setting. Many of them have co-authored articles published in medical or scientific journals. The following is a sample of the job-titles of successful applicants: Research Analyst, Data Director, Biostatistician, Programmer Analyst, Statistical Consultant, Research Assistant.

    Admission and Application Requirements

    • Master’s degree in Statistics or Biostatistics is required. Applicants who are interested in the PhD but do not have an MA may apply to the Biostatistics MA program.
    • Applicants should have completed undergraduate and graduate work in calculus, linear algebra, statistics, and have a strong overall quantitative background.
    • GRE Required: Yes (General Test); waived if applicants meet exemption criteria, see program website.
    • Completed two semesters of calculus for a letter grade and earned a grade of “B” or higher.
    • Completed one semester of linear algebra for a letter grade and earned a grade of “B” or higher.
    • Completed one semester of statistics for a letter grade and earned a grade of “B” or higher.
    • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    • Overall quantitative/math GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    • For international students: TOEFL score of 100 or higher OR IELTS score of 7.0 or higher
  • Epidemiology PhD

    Recommendations for Competitive Applicants

    • A master’s degree in epidemiology or a related field is preferable.
    • The amount of coursework necessary for each doctoral student in the PhD program varies greatly, depending on previous coursework, experience, and background.
    • Successful applicants often have work experience in a public health setting or in epidemiologic research.
    • Applicants are welcome to reach out to faculty they are interested in working with to inquire if they are taking on new students.
    • Submissions of GRE scores are optional but recommended for this program, especially if you have no other evidence of quantitative, verbal, or analytical abilities in your application.
  • Environmental Health Sciences PhD

    Recommendations for Competitive Applicants

    Submissions of GRE scores are optional but recommended for this program, especially if you have no other evidence of quantitative, verbal, or analytical abilities in your application.

    Admission and Application Requirements

    • Applicants must hold an MS or MPH in a related field and display a clear research orientation and firm knowledge of research techniques.
    • A writing sample (approximately 10 pages is typical) that highlights your writing, research, and analytical skills. The writing sample may be a published paper, a draft research paper (e.g., a preprint), a final paper from a class, a report, a Masters thesis, an undergraduate thesis, etc. Preferred writing samples demonstrate your ability to articulate and support complex ideas, solve technical problems, estimate key parameters from observations, construct and evaluate arguments, and/or sustain a focused and coherent discussion. If there were multiple authors, please describe your specific contributions to the writing and project, either as an added page to the document or upload a note to the “other” documents section.
  • Health Policy PhD

    Recommendations for Competitive Applicants

    Submissions of GRE scores are optional but strongly recommended for this program. Especially if you have no other evidence of quantitative, verbal, or analytical abilities in your application. If not submitting a score, competitive applicants will need to provide alternative evidence of strong quantitative capability and should speak to their analytical and quantitative preparation for the PhD program in their application based on past coursework (e.g. statistics, microeconomics, math) and/or professional experience.

    Admissions and Application Requirements

    • A master’s degree is not a requirement for this program, however, entering students should have completed introductory coursework in statistics, microeconomics and epidemiology. Most students admitted do have a master’s degree.
    • Students without master’s-level coursework in these areas are required to take relevant courses at UC Berkeley or otherwise demonstrate mastery of these areas.
    • Please submit a writing sample and provide a list of publications and/or presentations related to your academic or professional background (include the PubMed ID if applicable). If your work is published as a website or part of it, please provide the URL. Your writing sample can be a written assignment, journal article, report, Op-Ed, commentary, conference abstract, or other publication. Please enter your most recent citation first.
  • Infectious Diseases and Immunity PhD

    Recommendations for Competitive Applicants

    • Common undergraduate majors for admitted applicants: Biology, integrative biology, microbiology, biological sciences, biology and communications
    • Common work experience for admitted applicants: Work experience is not required for admission, but relevant Wet lab experience related to infectious diseases, in wet laboratory and/or surveillance work is important for the IDI PhD program. Successful admitted applicants all have strong lab and research experience.
    • GRE scores are optional. We recommend submitting a GRE if you have no other evidence of quantitative, verbal, or analytical abilities in your application.

    Admissions and Application Requirements

    The following subjects are normally required as undergraduate preparation for all candidates. Deficiencies must be made up early during the graduate program.

    • Biology: General biology lecture and laboratory; genetics; and a basic course(s) in molecular biology.
    • Chemistry and biochemistry: Inorganic chemistry; biochemistry; and associated laboratories
    • Physics: General physics
    • Mathematics: Calculus; one course in probability or statistics.

Graduate Admissions Dates and Deadlines

Students are admitted for the fall term only. We do not accept applications on a rolling basis.

The dates and deadlines for the Summer/Fall 2024 on-campus application cycle are below.

  • September 15: UC Berkeley Graduate Application Portal Opens
    • The UC Berkeley Graduate Application is require for all applicants and will open on September 15.
  • December 4, 2023 at 8:59pm PST: Deadline
    • We will not penalize you for submitting your application on the last day of the deadline. However, we highly recommend that you submit your application earlier so you can resolve any technical difficulties and/or correct any errors before our first batch of applications are released for review.
    • Applications submitted after December 4 will not be accepted.

Graduate Application Instructions for non-SOPHAS Programs

All information provided on this page is specific to on-campus graduate programs that do not incorporate SOPHAS in the admissions process.

If you are unsure if your program is SOPHAS or non-SOPHAS, you can find out on the admissions landing page and select the appropriate link for your intended program.

Please read the application instructions below very carefully.

The UC Berkeley Graduate application must be submitted by December 4 at 8:59pm PST to be considered for admission and awards (no separate application process is necessary for award consideration). Late applications will not be accepted.

  • Application Checklist

    Complete an online application to the UC Berkeley Graduate Division and submit the following items:

    • Transcripts from each institution you have attended
      • If you are submitting international records, upload a copy of the degree certificate(s) with corresponding English translations (if applicable)
      • See more information about international student transcripts in the “Additional Application Instructions for International Students” section below
    • Official TOEFL score sent to UC Berkeley (code 4833), or IELTS score sent electronically to UC Berkeley, if applicable
    • Official GRE score sent to UC Berkeley, if applicable (code 4833),
    • CV or Resume
    • Statement of Purpose
    • Personal History Statement
    • Three Letters of Recommendation from a combination of professional and academic recommenders
    • Writing Sample (if applicable)
    • Submit by December 4 at 8:59pm PST
    • UC Berkeley application fee or fee waiver.

    Access the UC Berkeley Graduate Application here.

  • Application Fees or Fee Waiver

    The cost for the UC Berkeley Graduate Application for U.S. Citizens and current Permanent Residents is $135. The application fee for all other applicants is $155. Payments should be submitted by credit card only.

    If you would like to request a fee waiver, you must reach out to the Berkeley Graduate Division. Visit the Berkeley Graduate Application Fee Waiver page for more information.

Information on Supplemental Materials

  • Transcripts

    International Students: Please see more information about international student transcripts in the “Additional Application Instructions for International Students” section below.

    How to Submit Transcripts

    For application review purposes only, include copies of transcripts for all of the post-secondary institutions you attended, including study abroad institutions in the Berkeley Graduate Application. During the online application process, you will be prompted to upload scanned documents. Uploaded transcripts should be recent and include the following:

    • Your name
    • The institution name
    • Dates of attendance
    • Conferral date if applicable
    • Grades/marks received and credits
    • If you studied abroad, your study abroad grades must also be listed in the transcript, otherwise you will need to submit a transcript directly from the study abroad institution

    Note: Official transcripts will be requested if you are admitted and then decide to attend UC Berkeley

    Please do not send any paper transcripts to Berkeley Public Health—any unsolicited materials will be destroyed.

  • GRE Scores

    Please read the directions below carefully. Know your program’s requirements!

    Please see the GRE Requirement Chart for all programs.

    GRE test scores are optional for the Infectious Diseases and Immunity PhD. They are also optional but strongly recommended for the Epidemiology PhD, Environmental Health Sciences PhD, and Health Policy PhD. Biostatistics MA and PhD applicants must submit GRE scores for the upcoming cycle.

    Minimum GRE Scores

    We do not have a minimum GRE score as we review applications holistically; however, competitive applicants tend to score in the 50th percentile and above. Many program pages include the average GRE scores of admitted students for that specific program.

    How to submit scores

    • While you can take your exam as late as the date of the deadline, we recommend that you plan to take your exam no later than October to allow time for scores to arrive in time for consideration for fall admission.
    • At-home test scores are acceptable.
    • All applicants who submit GRE test scores must send official scores through ETS directly to UC Berkeley. Please use code 4833.
    • Scores must be from within 5 years of the test date for them to be considered valid. In order to apply, you must retake the test if your scores are more than five years old.

    If the GRE is optional for your program and you choose not to submit scores, we recommend that you highlight your verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing skills that prepare you for the specific program to which you are applying in your application and statement of purpose.

    • This can be completed coursework, such as undergraduate or post-baccalaureate math/stats or epi/biostats courses, quantitative research, data analysis, or evaluation experience, verbal/writing strengths such as professional publications and/or presentations, etc.).
    • You may also submit a writing sample or other supporting documents.
  • Letters of Recommendation

    Berkeley Public Health’s Admissions Committee requires that a minimum of three letters of recommendation be submitted electronically to your UC Berkeley Graduate Application. We recommend that you request that your letter writers use an official letterhead.

    Typically, we recommend you have at least one letter of recommendation from an academic and two from individuals who can evaluate your professional experience. However, please thoroughly look at the requirements and qualifications of the program you are applying to for more guidance. Overall, it will be in your best interest to have three individuals who can attest to your academic and/or professional ability to succeed in a public health career.

    For academic references, we recommend you ask professors who you think will write the strongest recommendations. A strong quality letter attesting to your ability to succeed in the program will weigh more than a generic letter from a high-ranking professor.

    Berkeley Public Health does not accept hard-copy letters sent to our offices.

    Requesting Recommendations

    In the application’s Recommendations section, enter the contact information for each recommender and send the email requests. (If your recommender does not receive the request, contact sphadmit@berkeley.edu)

    Recommenders will upload letters directly to your application. Please notify your recommenders to look out for the email request with instructions.

    You can submit your application before your letters are uploaded. However, we encourage you to follow up with your recommenders to ensure that they submit their letters before the deadline.

    Note: The Letterbanc service cannot be used for this program.

  • Essays: Statement of Purpose and Personal History Statement

    Statement of Purpose

    Word limit: 1,000 words

    Your Statement of Purpose should explain why you are pursuing graduate training in public health. Your essay should also explain your eventual career goals and why you need a degree in your specific program. You can choose to explain why you are pursuing this degree now and why at Berkeley Public Health. If you are applying to a doctoral program, include your proposed research topics. Please be sure to check your program’s page, as some programs have specific questions to answer. If there are no specific program guidelines, please follow the above-mentioned general guidelines.

    Here are some best practices from the DREAM Office and the UC Berkeley Graduate Division on how to write the statement of purpose.

    Personal History Statement

    Word limit: 500–1,000 words

    Your Personal History Statement gives you an opportunity to add some individuality and depth to the information provided in your Statement of Purpose. Your Personal History Statement can include information about who you are as a person, your family background, cultural background, socioeconomic status, educational advantages and/or experiences growing up. It is intended to give you the opportunity to provide a narrative about your diverse personal experiences. It is important to be concise and impactful by focusing on a specific part of your life experience.

    You may also use the personal history statement to describe any impacts the COVID-19 pandemic may have had on you, such as your academics, obtaining employment, or pursuing public health experiences. We understand that there may be downstream effects of the pandemic on your ability to meet criteria for admission that is beyond your control. Use this essay to provide context on your other application materials, and elaborate on anything that may be helpful for the admissions committee to be aware of.

    Note: Not all schools require a Personal History Statement but we do.

    Here are some best practices from the DREAM Office and the UC Berkeley Graduate Division on how to write the personal history statement.

  • Writing Sample (required for Environmental Health Sciences PhD applicants only)

    A writing sample that highlights your writing and analytical skills is required. The writing sample may be a final paper from a class, a popular media article, a report, a blog entry, an undergraduate thesis, etc.

    The purpose of the writing sample is to demonstrate your preparation for graduate-level coursework and research at Berkeley by sharing an example of your prior work that exhibits your ability to articulate and support complex ideas, solve technical problems, construct and evaluate arguments, and/or sustain a focused and coherent discussion. The writing sample should be your own work; if there were multiple authors, please describe your specific contributions to the writing and project.

Additional Application Instructions for International Students

International applicants should apply early in order to allow sufficient time for financial and visa document preparation.

If you are an international applicant who obtained a bachelor’s degree in the United States or an English-speaking Canadian institution, then you only need to submit the materials described in the previous sections.

If you are an international applicant who obtained a bachelor’s degree from a non-US or non-English-speaking Canadian institution, then please submit the additional materials below.

  • TOEFL or IELTS: Evidence of English Language Proficiency

    All applicants who attended college in a country/region in which the official language is not English are required to submit official evidence of English language proficiency via a TOEFL or IELTS score, regardless of whether or not English was the primary language of instruction at your college. This requirement applies to applicants from Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Latin America, the Middle East, Israel, the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, most European countries, and non-English-speaking countries in Africa.

    We recommend that you plan to take any required exams no later than October to allow time for scores to arrive in time for consideration for fall admission.

    For Fall 2023, tests taken before June 1, 2021 will not be accepted even if your score was reported to UC Berkeley.

    The USMLE and other similar exams are not approved substitutes for the TOEFL.

    Exemptions

    You may be exempt from this requirement if you:

    • Have a basic degree from a recognized institution in a country where the official language is English
    • Have completed a basic or advanced degree at an institution, in the United States or a United States institution abroad, where the language of instruction is English and the institution is accredited by one of the United States’ regional accrediting agencies
    • Have completed at least one year of full-time academic course work with a grade B or better at a regionally accredited* institution within the United States.

    If you qualify for an exemption, you must upload an unofficial transcript from the recognized U.S. institution to your Berkeley Graduate Application.

    If you are unsure if your country of education qualifies you for a TOEFL exemption, please contact us at sphadmit@berkeley.edu.

    Minimum Scores

    • TOEFL: Paper: 570, Internet (iBT): 90
    • IELTS: 7

    How to submit TOEFL

    Official TOEFL test scores administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) must be submitted to UC Berkeley (code 4833). We do not accept MyBest Scores.

    How to submit IELTS

    Beginning for the Fall 2021 application cycle, we will no longer be accepting paper Test Report Forms. All IELTS scores must be sent electronically from the testing center to UC Berkeley (no institution code is required).

    Our address for identification purposes is:

    University of California, Berkeley, Graduate Division
    Sproul Hall Rm 318, MC 5900
    Berkeley, CA 94720

    Please do not mail any score reports to us.

  • International Transcripts

    Graduates of recognized academic institutions outside the United States should hold a degree equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree. Equivalency is determined by International Evaluators in the Graduate Admissions Office. If you are unsure if your degree is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree, you can email us at sphadmit@berkeley.edu.

    Submitting Transcripts to Berkeley Graduate Application

    Please upload copies of unofficial or official foreign transcripts and degrees to the UC Berkeley Graduate application. Academic records should:

    • Be issued in the original language and accompanied by English translations if required (usually prepared by your university or Ministry of Education, unless the institution issues original documents in English)
    • English translations are required for all languages except Spanish; degree names and grades should be transliterated, not converted into English words or the U.S. grades of A–F.
    • If your home institution does not issue documents in English, you may submit translations prepared by certified translators for the American Translators Association.
    • In general, be issued by the school and include the school’s stamp or embossed seal and the signature of the authorizing official. For more detailed information on acceptable documents, please contact us at sphadmit@berkeley.edu.
    • If your academic records do not include official evidence of the award of your degree, you must also submit additional documents that verify the degree conferral, such as a degree certificate.

    Official transcripts or academic records for all university-level studies you have completed, at U.S. institutions and abroad will be required if admitted.

Fees and Financial Aid

A degree in public health is an investment in your future. At Berkeley Public Health, we understand the important role funding opportunities play in the decision to pursue your degree.

For information about Berkeley Public Health’s tuition and fees, as well as residency requirements, please visit the tuition, fees and residency section of UC Berkeley’s Office of the Registrar website. Please note that all costs are subject to change.

  • Tuition and Fees

    Tuition, fees, and charges are included on the UC Berkeley’s Office of the Registrar’s website along with more details about fee definitions. To view fee rates, please scroll down to the tab labeled “Graduate: Academic” if you are an MA, MS, or PhD student, and “Graduate: Professional-School of Public Health” if you are an MPH or DrPH student. If you enroll in an MPH or DrPH program, you are required to pay professional degree supplemental tuition each semester. The total cost of your degree is based on the length of your program.

    Tuition, fees, and charges are subject to change by the Regents of the University of California and could be affected by State funding reductions. Accordingly, they may differ from the amounts shown.

  • Cost of Attendance Budget

    Your cost of attendance budget is the estimated average cost of completing an academic year at UC Berkeley. This estimate includes the cost of tuition and fees, room and board, supplies, transportation, and personal expenses.

    Your budget also serves as a limit for the amount of grants, scholarships, fee remission, loans, and other forms of aid that can be offered to you. You may find the graduate student budget on UC Berkeley’s Financial Aid and Scholarships website.

  • How to Fund Your Degree in Public Health - Prospective Students

    Each academic year, fellowships and scholarships are awarded to eligible students by Berkeley Public Health. Awards are given out by nomination only by each program’s respective admissions committee. There is no separate application process for these awards beyond completing the SOPHAS or UC Berkeley application by the priority deadline.

    Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships provide funding to students to encourage the study of critical and less commonly taught foreign languages in combination with area studies, international studies or international aspects of professional studies.

    In order for incoming students to be considered for this award, the FLAS portion of their admissions application must be completed and include a ­­statement of purpose indicating the relevance the study of the language has to the preparation of their academic program, chosen career and/or future goals.

    APHA KP Community Health Scholarship

    The APHA Kaiser Permanente Community Health Scholarship supports students who intend on pursuing an MPH or DrPH/PhD. This scholarship is part of the APHA KP Community Health Leadership Program. Apply directly here.

    • MPH Scholarship: Awardees receive a $15,000 tuition award each year over the course of two years of full-time study.
    • DrPH/PhD Scholarship: Awardees receive a $20,000 tuition award per year for three years. In the third and final year, the award can be given as a stipend or as a combination of stipend/tuition.
    • Eligibility: All applicants are required to
      • Be applying for a full-time MPH or a DrPH/PhD in public health at one of our partner universities (see below) for the upcoming academic year. Students do not need to be admitted by the scholarship deadline.
      • Be U.S. citizens or hold a permanent residence visa (Green Card) in the U.S.
  • Doctoral Programs

    PhD candidates typically receive funding through a variety of sources such as soft-money grants, Graduate Division Fellowships, and fee remission from working as a Graduate Student Researcher (GSR) or teaching as a Graduate Student Instructor (GSI).

    PhD programs are fully funded for up to 5 years. Full funding includes regular tuition, fees, SHIP, and a salary or stipend if you are in good academic standing. Please note that our funding packages do not include housing offers. Reach out to your program of interest for more details.

    PhD candidates may also be AB 540 eligible for tuition purposes. Please see the University of California’s website for more information.

    DrPH candidates are funded by departmental funding and are also eligible for fee remission from working as a Graduate Student Researcher (GSR) or teaching as a Graduate Student Instructor (GSI). However, they are not guaranteed funding for the duration of their program or offered a living stipend as a part of their funding package.

  • Master’s Programs

    Students enrolled in Master’s programs typically fund their education with a combination of student loans, GSI/GSR appointments, extramural scholarships and work-study opportunities.

    AB540/DACA postgraduate program students are eligible for UC Berkeley and departmental funding.

  • Federal Financial Aid and Loans

    Graduate students may apply for need-based loans and work-study through the UC Berkeley Financial Aid Office. The programs are based on demonstrated financial need and require a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

    Questions about Financial Aid programs may be directed to Cal Student Central. In addition, please visit the UC Berkeley Financial Aid and Scholarships website for more information. Only U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens (those holding permanent resident cards) may apply for funds administered by the UC Berkeley Financial Aid Office.

  • Native American Opportunity Plan

    UC’s Native American Opportunity Plan ensures that in-state systemwide Tuition and Student Services Fees are fully covered for California students who are also enrolled in federally recognized Native American, American Indian, and Alaska Native tribes. This plan applies to undergraduate and graduate students.

    To learn more about the eligibility requirements visit the Native American Opportunity Plan website.

  • Financial Assistance for International Students

    Financial aid awards from the UC Berkeley International Office consist of individual grants applied directly to tuition and fees via the UC Berkeley student records system. Award amounts vary depending on the number of applicants and levels of need per semester. Grants do not need to be repaid.

    International students are eligible for a number of departmental awards. There is no separate application process for these awards beyond completing the fellowships portion of the SOPHAS or UC Berkeley application.Students who are married and/or have children living with them in the Bay Area may also apply for the Supplemental Family Grant. A family grant can be applied directly to tuition and fees or can be disbursed in the form of a taxable stipend. Award amounts vary depending on the number of applicants and level of need. Family grants do not need to be repaid. See a complete list of financial aid options on the UC Berkeley International Office website.

  • Parent & Caregivers Grants

    The University of California offers a variety of services and resources for student families. Visit the UC Berkeley Graduate Division website to learn more about campus resources that aid student families in the search for affordable housing, child care, health insurance and more.

  • Veterans

    UC Berkeley Veteran Services offers information related to the types of benefits, certification of benefits, contact information for dedicated support, and campus resources for students who have served in the military.

    Eligibility for veteran’s educational benefits is determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), not by UC Berkeley. For more information on eligibility and to apply visit the VA’s “How to apply for the GI Bill and related benefits” page.

    After you apply for benefits through the VA, please provide the following documentation to the Veterans Benefits Office at the Office of the Registrar.

    Please visit the Cal Veteran Services Center website for more information.

  • Appeals and Special Circumstances

    In addition to Student Family Assistance, the UC Berkeley Financial Aid and Scholarships Office offers a variety of services and resources for student parents, disabled students, nonresidents of California and veterans.

    Another resource is the ASUC Student Advocate’s Office, a student-run office that provides free and confidential advice and representation to students who experience issues or conflicts with the university. This office also offers support in completing an appeals process.

  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

    For information about the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid website.

  • Helpful Resources