Admissions

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How to Apply

While we do not require a specific undergraduate major to apply to the Vision Science program, you must have a bachelor’s degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution. If you have any questions about the application process, please don’t hesitate to contact us -- we are here to help!

How to Apply

Requirements

Admission to the Vision Science Phd program is based on a variety of factors, including academic achievement and relevant experience. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of our program, we accept students with various backgrounds including psychology, optometry, engineering, computer science, physics, chemistry, biophysics, neuroscience, mathematics, molecular and cell biology and integrative biology.

Requirements

Cost of Attendance

The UC Berkeley Office of the Registrar maintains a web page that lists fee schedules for all graduate programs, as well as cost of living estimates that are based on student surveys.

Cost of Attendance

Student Funding

The Vision Science Group Program financially supports students to fully cover the cost of graduate stipends, tuition and fees, and graduate conference travel for the first 2 years if the student is not funded by an external grant or fellowship. Starting in Year 3 support is provided by the thesis mentor.

Student Funding

Advising

If you have questions about the admissions process, you can contact our Admissions staff. Telephone advising sessions and in-person advising is available. Email the Admissions staff to schedule an appointment.

Advising