Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholarship for International Students in USA

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The Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship offered by UC Berkeley to entering undergraduates, and attracts, retains, and graduates the most sought-after students in the world.

While at Berkeley, recent scholars have served in such notable positions as Student Regent on the University of California Board of Regents, ASUC President, and Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Californian. Scholars have been chosen as University Medalist and have earned such prestigious awards as the Rhodes, Truman, and Marshall Scholarships. Many have gone on to become faculty at prestigious universities, CEOs of global corporations, and innovators and leaders in their chosen fields.

Berkeley welcomes approximately 200 new Regents' and Chancellor's Scholars each year with a campus community of more than 900 scholars enrolled, making it the largest Regents' and Chancellor's Scholarship program in the UC system.

​Regents' and Chancellor's Scholarship Benefits 

Faculty Mentor: Scholars are assigned a UC Berkeley faculty mentor to assist with guidance through academic and professional endeavors. Scholars have an opportunity to meet their faculty mentors for the first time at the fall welcome reception hosted by the Chancellor. Further networking with faculty and fellow scholars throughout their academic career at Berkeley results in lifelong beneficial associations.

Priority Class Enrollment: Regents' and Chancellor's Scholars are among a very select group of students who receive priority enrollment for classes.

Regents' and Chancellor's Scholars Association: All scholars are automatic members of the Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholars Association (RCSA). The student organization sponsors academic and professional development activities, and coordinates social events and community service projects. Examples include RCSA's partnership with UC Berkeley's Career Center each year to host a career fair featuring more than 250 companies, and their planning and implementation of TEDx Berkeley, involving more than 200 scholar volunteers. Learn more about RCSA's activities on the official RCSA website. 

Financial Aid Advising: Scholars have a dedicated Scholarship Advisor in the Undergraduate Scholarships, Honors, and Prizes Office, who assists with questions about the scholarship and financial aid as well as offering general resource and advising information.

Research Fellowship: The Regents' and Chancellor's Research Fellowship provides scholars an opportunity to apply for funding of up to $1,000 in support of current research projects.

Guaranteed Housing: Scholars receive guaranteed placement in a University Residence for the duration of their scholarship tenure. 

Alumni Network: Upon graduating, scholars become part of a vibrant and world-changing group of Berkeley alumni. The university hosts an annual event for Regents' and Chancellor's alumni, faculty, and current scholars, inviting them to connect and expand their networks.  

Monetary Award and Scholarship Tenure: The Regents' and Chancellor's Scholarship includes a monetary award that is renewable annually for up to a maximum of eight semesters for incoming freshmen and a maximum of four semesters for incoming transfer students. Scholars without financial need receive a $2,500 honorary award per year. Scholars with financial need are awarded a scholarship up to their full need as assessed by the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office.

Selection Process

Faculty select candidates from the top entering applicants who have been admitted to Berkeley, as determined by a holistic review by the Academic Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Honors, and Financial Aid.

California residents and a limited number of domestic out-of-state candidates are invited in early February for a one-on-one interview with a member of Berkeley's faculty. Interviews take place in late February and early March. Notifications regarding disposition of candidacy are sent at the end of March.

International and transfer candidates are considered for the award via admissions file review by the Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Honors, and Financial Aid.