BBSA Program Info

BBSA students are invited to the Departments of Integrative Biology and Molecular & Cell Biology as visiting students and guaranteed admission to 12 course credits within the departments. Students pay tuition for the course credits in the Departments of Integrative Biology and Molecular & Cell Biology, with no exceptions.

After completion of studies, grade reports will be issued by UC Berkeley Extension for each of the courses for which you are registered. To request a comprehensive transcript, it can be obtained by filing a request

Many students use their coursework at UC Berkeley to transfer back to their home institution to meet degree requirements, based upon the decision of the home institution. Local rules and procedures determine the amount of credits a student will get at his/her home university for course credits from UC Berkeley. Students should consult with their academic advisor in their home department to be sure the courses will transfer. UC Berkeley is a world-known and top-ranked academic institution, and generally students receive full credit in their home institution for course credits from UC Berkeley.

Tuition and fees for the Spring 2023 semester are as follows, and subject to change.
Please check the Application Form for International Concurrent Enrollment for the most updated fees.

Tuition: USD 750 per unit
USD 9,000 for 12 course units (plus 100 per course with lab)

Student Fees:
USD 1,225 (includes student activities fees, health insurance, library fees, and application fees)

Total Fees and Tuition:.
USD 10,325 for 12 course credits

BBSA students are visiting international students who study at UC Berkeley in the departments of Integrative Biology and Molecular and Cell Biology for 1-2 semesters, and then return to their home universities to complete their program of student. Students in the BBSA program will not earn degrees at UC Berkeley, but will receive transcripts showing their efforts and achievements during their semester(s) abroad.