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The mission of the UC Berkeley Financial Aid and Scholarships Office is to provide students access to an excellent education. Through strategic partnerships and rigorous planning, our dedicated staff:

Offers innovative aid programs to make higher education affordable

Helps students and parents navigate financial aid processes

Berkeley Undergraduate Scholarship

The Berkeley Undergraduate Scholarship is the University of California's most historic program, and recognizes the academic merits of undergraduates. Each year 2,500 students receive a Berkeley Undergraduate Scholarship, funded from one or more of our 800 university and private philanthropy funds. There is no application process other than applying for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application.

Change a Life

The university offers many opportunities to establish undergraduate scholarships to ensure that every young person in California has access to the excellence of a Berkeley education.

Explore - Types of Aid

From grants to scholarships to loans to work-study and beyond, we offer a wide range of financial aid programs designed to keep a world-class Berkeley education affordable. 

Explore our many financial aid programs by visiting the following pages:

 

International Students

Funding an education as an international student at a university in the United States can be challenging. International students are ineligible for federal, state, and need-based university financial aid. Only U.S. citizens, eligible non-citizens and AB 540 eligible students can be awarded for federal, state and/or institutional need-based financial aid.

We offer the following suggestions to international students:

Scholarship Search

Outside Scholarship Resources

The websites below may help you with your scholarship search. 

Be wary of scholarship scams on the Internet. Beware of sites or services that charge a hefty fee to locate scholarships or that guarantee grants that seem too good to be true.

Scholarships

Berkeley offers a variety of scholarship programs that can help you fund your education. In addition, you can search for outside scholarships to help with your educational expenses. 

Please see the following web pages for more information on both UC Berkeley scholarships and outside scholarships.

UC Berkeley Scholarships

Berkeley Undergraduate Scholarship

Fiat Lux Scholarship

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