UC Berkeley Summer Sessions 2018

The University of Exeter is offering 8 Exeter students an amazing opportunity to attend the UC Berkeley Summer Sessions!  Santander Universities have provided funding for scholarships of £2,500 towards the costs of the programme for each successful student. 

Program Dates:

Session B: 4 June - 10 August - 10 weeks
Session C: 18 June - 10 August - 8 weeks
Session D: 2 July - 10 August - 6 weeks
Session E: 23 July - 10 August - 3 weeks

(Session A clashes with Exeter's exam period)

Students may attend any of the above sessions, dependent on budget, class schedule and housing options.


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.
  • English language proficiency for International students: please review the list of approved English proficiency tests and scores.
  • All students must demonstrate a serious intent to study. Minimum grade requirement of 65% to date

Approximate Total Cost:

-          Session C: £8,167

-          Session D: £6,943

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 2018

Application Deadline: Students should not apply directly to UC Berkeley.  To be considered for the scholarship, please submit the following to the Study Abroad team (outbound@exeter.ac.uk) by 26 January 2018:

UC Berkeley is well known for its Free Speech Movement.  Imagine that you are invited to give a public address.  Please provide a transcript of your speech.  The topic of the speech is open and can be any subject matter of students' choice. 500 words maximum.

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