Berkeley Summer Sessions
The University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) is the top public university in the world according to the most prestigious rankings. In 2015, UIC Barcelona become the first UC Berkeley Summer Sessions partner in Spain and is now part of a network of seventy global partners.
Through this programme, a select group of students from UIC Barcelona may attend summer courses with academic recognition. This means that the credits they take at UC Berkeley will be recognised as equivalent to subjects from their degree at UIC Barcelona.
This programme is solely intended for students with an excellent academic record and a document certifying at least a B2 level of English.
The students will be selected by the faculties.
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Berkeley has been among the top four universities in the world since 2003, the year in which it first appeared in the ARWU ranking.
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- 22 Nobel prize winners
- 140 members of the National Academy of Sciences
- 77 former Fulbright scholars
- 235 fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
In San Francisco Bay Area.
Founded in 1868, it is the oldest of the University of California’s ten campuses.
Details of the Summer School agreement between UIC Barcelona and UC Berkeley
During the 2015-2016 academic year, UIC Barcelona signed an agreement with the University of California, Berkeley to be able to offer students from UIC Barcelona places in its Summer School. The stay has academic recognition. In other words, the students complete part of the credits required to finish their degree at Berkeley during the summer.
On completing the course, UC Berkeley issues a transcript of records and the courses are entered into the student's academic record at UIC Barcelona.
Stays at the summer school run from late-May to mid-August (depending on the academic year) and last 6 and 12 weeks
In terms of credits, students will earn between 12 and 24 ECTS (depending on the number of weeks).
Equivalence: 1 ECTS = 2 units/American credits
Summer School Programme
Berkeley Summer Sessions
- Selection of 600 courses in 80 disciplines.
- Check out the Summer 2017 Catalogue.
- It also offers thematic English courses (Summer English Language Studies).
- Students from UIC Barcelona are integrated into groups that include students from Berkeley and the rest of the world.
- All classes are taught in English.
This programme is intended for the best students from each graduating class. The following criteria will be taken into account:
- Excellent academic record
- Very good level of English, at least B2 and a document certifying their level of language proficiency
- Only students from year three onwards are eligible to participate
There is also a mobility option for students studying a dual degree at UIC Barcelona (as they do not usually have as many mobility options as other courses).
Each faculty preselects the possible candidates. This list, however, is not definitive until they are accepted by Berkeley.
Some faculties at UIC Barcelona place a limit on the number of students who may participate.
La UC Berkeley admet diferents certificats de llengua anglesa amb les puntuacions mínimes següents:
- BULATS: 65
- CEFR: B2
- CET-4: 493
- GEPT: high intermediate
- GRE:(verbal score): 300 (before 8/1/11) / 140 (after 8/1/11)
- IELTS: 6,5
- ITEP: level 5
- TEM: 70
- TOEFL: 213 (computer) / 80 (internet) / 600 (paper)
- TOEIC: 685
* To make sure you are accepted by UC Berkeley and will be able to follow the classes satisfactorily, UIC Barcelona and Berkeley recommend a higher level than these certificates.
The student enrols in the relevant credits at Berkeley and must pay 25% of their cost in order for them to be recognised on their academic record at UIC Barcelona.
The following is a simulation of the financial cost of three American credits (12 ECTS) - this does not include accommodation or books.
- Course Tuition (two 3 unit courses at $480 per unit): $2,880
- Enrollment Fee: $335
- International Service Fee: $300
- Document Management Fee: $54
- TOTAL: $3,569
November – December
Informative session about international mobility in each faculty to explain the possibilities of the programme.
- Students submit applications to the Academic Mobility Coordinator of their faculty.
- The students' applications are assessed.
- Meeting between students and academic coordinators of each faculty to choose the courses they will take at Berkeley with academic recognition at UIC Barcelona.
1 February, 2.00 p.m.
Preselected students are enrolled in the Berkeley Summer Sessions.
May – August
Berkeley Summer School (between 6 and 12 weeks)
Summer Course Sessions at UC Berkeley
UC Berkeley organises summer courses between May and August. Each summer course has a specific duration (between 3 and 10 weeks) and the schedule varies from one academic year to the next. There are 5 different sessions (A, B, C, D & E) with different starting dates and lengths. Check the updated academic calendar at Berkeley Summer School official site.
The UIC Barcelona faculties that have already participated are:
2015-2016 academic year
Law, Humanities, Architecture and Communication Sciences
2016-2017 academic year
Economic and Social Sciences, Medicine and Health Sciences and Education
UC Berkeley has different kinds of accommodation options:
- University residence halls
- International housing
- Berkeley Student Cooperative . Click here for more detailed information.
Accommodation is not included in the academic programme and is the student's responsibility. To ensure the greatest number of options, it is important the student registers on the first day of enrolment for Berkeley partners, as indicated by the UIC Barcelona International Relations team.
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