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Visiting International
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UC Berkeley Visiting International Student

To Register for Summer Sessions:

Please first review the International Students Checklist. If you are sure you have reviewed the entire checklist, and completed all of the items in the “Before You Register” section, then you can register.

2016 Visiting International Student Fees

Visiting international student fees apply to all students who are not currently enrolled in a degree program at a University of California campus and coming to the U.S. in a “non-immigrant status” to take classes or registering from outside the U.S.

  • International students: $480 per unit

  • Summer 2016 Enrollment Fee:$335

  • Document Management Fee: $54 one-time, non-refundable

  • International Service Fee:$300

Document Management Fee:

The $54 one-time, non-refundable Document Management Fee will be charged for all new visiting Summer Sessions students. Visiting students who have enrolled in previous summers will not be charged the Document Management Fee.

The Document Management Fee will provide unlimited official transcripts sent through first class mail or provided over the counter in person at Cal Student Central.

Fees Not Subject To Change:

Visiting international student fees have been set for 2016, and will not change even if UC fees are increased. Fees for special programs such as summer study programs and/or professional school programs such as those in the Haas School of Business may be subject to change. Please visit program websites for additional fee information.

Course Materials Fee:

Some departments charge Course Materials Fee for specific classes, such as those with science or computer labs, photography labs, art supplies, or similar costs. Courses with fees should be noted in the Online Schedule of Classes, although the amounts may not be known at the time of publication. List of Classes with Course Materials Fee.

Who should pay the International Service Fee?

The International Service Fee (ISF) is assessed to all foreign visitors coming to the US with a “non-immigrant status” to take courses or get a degree at UC Berkeley. Therefore, students that possess a valid US Passport or Permanent Resident Card will not be assessed the ISF. Students currently studying in the US on a F-1 visa who need to transfer their I-20 to UC Berkeley are also assessed the ISF. Students currently studying in the US on a F-1 visa who plan to return to their US school after the summer term ends are not assessed the ISF. For more information, please refer to the Visa Information section.

2016 Cancellation Fee:

Cancellation means you are dropping all classes in all sessions before your earliest session begins. The non-refundable cancellation fee is $100 or $400, depending on whether a Certificate of Eligibility (1-20 or DS-2019) has been issued.

  • Visiting international students will receive a refund of all fees, minus a $100 non-refundable cancellation fee, if a Certificate of Eligibility (I-20 or DS-2019) has not been issued at the time of cancellation.
  • If we have already issued a Certificate of Eligibility, you will be assessed the non-refundable $100 cancellation fee, and the International Service Fee ($300) will not be refunded.

If your fees have been paid in full at the time of cancellation, you will receive refund of all fees minus the non-refundable $100 cancellation fee. If your fees have not yet been paid, all Summer Sessions fees will be removed from your CARS (Campus Accounts & Receivable System) bill, but you will be assessed the non-refundable $100 cancellation fee.

See Enrollment Changes for International Students for cancellation enrollment changes.

2016 Withdrawal Processing Fee:

Withdrawal means you are dropping all classes in all sessions after your earliest session begins. The withdrawal non-refundable processing fee for visiting international students is $689.

See Enrollment Changes for International Students  for withdrawal enrollment changes.