UC Berkeley Summer Sessions 2017

The University of Exeter is offering 10 Exeter students an amazing opportunity to attend the UC Berkeley Summer Sessions!  Santander Universities have provided funding for scholarships of £4000 towards the costs of the programme for each successful student. 

Program Dates:

-          Session C:

  • June 19-August 11 2017 (8 weeks)
  • Courses predominantly in science, engineering, economics, and architecture

-          Session D:

  • July 3-August 11 2017 (6 weeks)
  • Courses predominantly in humanities, social sciences, and business 


Located at the heart of the American West Coast, the University of California Berkeley is a world-renowned public research institution at the centre of today’s leading-edge innovation.

Berkeley Summer Sessions is the opportunity for you to delve into this exceptional academic environment and take rigorous courses in a variety of disciplines including Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, Film, and Comparative Literature. You will study alongside American and other international students and experience the intense and engaged learning style that defines a Berkeley university education.

You will also have access to the University’s stellar resources, including academic support services, campus libraries, and health and fitness facilities. Although a total of 5 sessions are available, we recommend that you choose Session C or D. The full list of courses is available online here


-          This program is open to all currently registered undergraduates and postgraduates with preference given to students who have not studied abroad

-          Minimum grade requirement of 65% to date 

Approximate Total Cost:

-          Session C: £7,642.08

-          Session D: £6,464.48

Approximate cost includes tuition and fees, food and housing, return flight, and additional expenses. Total cost will vary.  For more information, including details cost options for housing, read more here: Berkeley costs 

Application Deadline: Students should not apply directly to Berkeley.  To be considered for the scholarship, please submit a personal statement (500 words max.) to the Study Abroad team (outbound@exeter.ac.uk) by 15 February, 2017. 

Further Information: Detailed information regarding the application process and practical information about UC Berkeley and its services is available here: Berkeley Exeter Student Guide.  You can also check the UC Berkeley Summer Sessions website.