University of California Berkeley


The University of California was founded in 1868, born out of a vision in the State Constitution of a university that would "contribute even more than California's gold to the glory and happiness of advancing generations." It is one of the best public universities in the United States.

LSE confirmed its institutional partnership with the University of California, Berkeley in 2015 and formally began collaborative activities in 2016. This partnership is the natural culmination of a long and rich history of collaboration at all levels and across multiple departments between our two institutions, encompassing teaching, research and student interaction. 

Resized Cal OpenDay 2016

LSE and Berkeley Undergraduate Student Exchange

Every year an information session is held during the Michaelmas term for students interested in applying to the LSE-Berkeley undergraduate exchange. 

The 2020-21 exchange is suspended and recruitment for 2021-22 is paused. We are monitoring the situation closely and liaising with Berkeley. If the situation changes we will update this page.

Any additional question you have, email us at global@lse.ac.uk

Also check this section of the website for more details, eligibility and dates.  

PhD Student Exchange

LSE has established PhD Student Exchange programmes with a small number of institutions around the world including University of California, Berkeley. These exchanges offer our research students a wonderful opportunity to visit another institution, to benefit from additional research resources (archival and advisory) and to experience the academic culture and professional networks of another country. Successful applicants may also work on related publications/presentations, or attend conferences and workshops both at the host institution and within the wider national academic community. 

Follow this link to see how and when to apply and the detailed requirements.