Graduate Students

Did You Know: 
That more undergraduates go on to earn a Ph.D. here at Cal than at any other college or university in the country?

The stellar quality of Berkeley’s graduate students and programs, combined with the dynamic partnership between the faculty and graduate students on this campus, are the foundation upon which Berkeley world-celebrated excellence in research and teaching is achieved and sustained.

Few if any universities in the world can equal the excellence of our graduate programs. Berkeley has the largest number of top-ranked doctoral programs  in the nation (35 out of 36), of which 26 are in the College of Letters and Science — a number equal to Harvard’s top-ranked programs. Berkeley graduate students receive about 80 National Science Foundation (NSF) fellowships per year. Cal is also among the universities receiving the highest number of Fulbright fellowships.

The Graduate Division

For across-the-board information and services for graduate students, see the Graduate Division. The website includes information on programs, admissions, financial support, fellowships, forms and policies, news, events, and a lot more.

Yuan T. Lee

“I came to Berkeley as a graduate student to work with the best faculty in the world. I returned to Berkeley as a professor to work with the best graduate students in the world.”


—Yuan T. Lee, Ph.D. ’65, Nobel Prize for Chemistry

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