COVID-19 RESOURCES: Please see BIO's Immigration Policy Updates & FAQ webpage and Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates & FAQ page for answers to common questions and support resources. Department administrators, please also see our March 16th email with important updates about BIO's response to COVID-19.
This section is designed to provide information to UC Berkeley departments and affiliates about hosting international students and scholars in the following categories:
F-1 and J-1 Students
F-1 is the most common status used by international students in the United States. J-1 status is generally for students in specific educational exchange programs such as the UC Education Abroad Program (EAP), but can be used for students sponsored by UC Berkeley or other organizations.