Continuing your education is a sound investment in your future and the decision to pursue a graduate degree is an important one.
Fees and Tuition
Estimated Annual 2023-24 Full-Time Program Cost of Attendance*
|MEng Tuition and Fees
|Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)
|Institutional Resilience + Enhancement Fee (IREF)
|Estimated Total Tuition and Fee Costs
The tuition, fees, and charges are estimates based on currently proposed amounts. Actual tuition, fees, and charges are subject to change by the Regents of the University of California and could be affected by State funding reductions. Accordingly, final approved levels (and thus a student’s final balance due) may differ from the amounts shown. Visit the Ofﬁce of the Registrar‘s website for the current schedule of approved fees for the full-time program. Estimated living expenses are provided below.
The part-time program tuition and fees are $2,200 per unit for the 2022-23 academic year. The per-unit fee covers the instructional program and campus-based fees. Health insurance is not included. Degree completion is typically two academic years from enrollment, up to four years with approval.
Financing Your Education
Full-Time MEng Funding
Consideration for our full-time MEng funding is based upon the information provided in the full-time MEng admissions application. Admissions decisions do not consider a student’s financial status or ability to pay tuition when offering admission to the program.
All full-time MEng applicants who are considered California residents at the time of application for tuition purposes and have or will receive their undergraduate degrees from a University of California or California State University campus are automatically considered for a Dean’s Full Scholarship. This award is given to a subset of candidates with noteworthy academic or professional accomplishments. This award fully covers tuition and fees for the two semester full-time MEng program.
All full-time MEng applicants who are considered California residents at the time of application for tuition purposes and have or will receive their undergraduate degrees from a University of California or California State University campus are automatically considered for a Dean’s Grant. This award is given to a subset of candidates with noteworthy academic or professional accomplishments. This award covers approximately 25-50% of the tuition and fees for the full-time MEng program. Exact grant amounts may vary.
All full-time MEng applications are automatically considered for the Fung Excellence Scholarship. This merit award is given to a subset of candidates with noteworthy academic or professional accomplishments, as determined by department faculty nominations. The award covers approximately 25-50% of the tuition and fees for the full-time MEng program. Exact grant amounts may vary.
Please fill out the grant section of the full-time MEng online application in order to be considered for an opportunity grant. Students who are awarded grants must demonstrate financial need. Special consideration is given to applicants whose background and life experiences contribute significantly to an educationally beneficial mix of students and enhance educational diversity. This may include applicants who have had limited access to educational resources, who represent geographic diversity, who have persevered over economic disadvantage, who have shown exceptional fortitude by working many hours to support themselves during their education, or whose experiences have brought about a perspective not widely represented within the program. The award covers approximately 25-30% of the tuition and fees for the full-time MEng program. Exact grant amounts may vary.
Alternative Financing Options
The responsibility of financing the MEng program usually rests primarily with the student. Therefore, we strongly suggest that applicants investigate all available financing options. We have gathered all of the information we have on funding sources on this page, although it is certainly not exhaustive, and applicants are encouraged to conduct their own research. International students should explore funding opportunities in their home countries.
Federal ﬁnancial aid, in the form of loans, is available for graduate students who are either US citizens or permanent residents and enrolled in a minimum of 6 units per semester. To apply, ﬁle the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at any time after January 1. The FAFSA is also used to determine eligibility for need-based fellowships and departmental funding. UC Berkeley’s institution code for the FAFSA is 001312. You can apply for aid before you are admitted to Berkeley.
UC Berkeley participates in the Federal Direct Loan Program, a federally funded, non-credit-based loan program for US citizens and permanent residents. Up to $20,500 may be borrowed annually through a combination of subsidized and unsubsidized loan funds. Students wanting to borrow more than $20,500 can also use the Federal Grad PLUS Loan.
The UC Office of the President has compiled a comprehensive Preferred Lender List with fixed rate options, variable rate options, and interest payment (while in school) options. The selection process considered the needs of our students in the categories of pricing, service, and technology. International students will need a US co-signer in most cases.
International students are eligible for the Fung Excellence Scholarship and MEng Opportunity Grant, but not for loans through US federal financial aid. Most international students will be responsible for the entire cost of attendance for the one-year program, and should plan carefully to ensure adequate financial resources.
International students are encouraged to visit the Berkeley International Office Financial Aid page, and to take advantage of the resources it provides. Students are encouraged to carefully explore all loan options available to them.
The Center for African Studies and the Mastercard Foundation are engaged in a ten-year partnership to support 108 master’s degree students from Sub-Saharan African countries who are academically talented and committed to transformative change on the continent. The Program recruits widely across Sub-Saharan Africa and encourages applications particularly from women, people with disabilities, and those who are refugees or displaced.
Learn more information about Berkeley’s Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program and application process to be considered for their program.
I-House impacts the world by producing global citizens equipped with stellar leadership skills and intercultural expertise. Fulfilling this mission begins by assisting students from diverse national and socioeconomic backgrounds to access the I-House Experience.
The purpose of the I-House Scholarship program is to offer UC Berkeley students who demonstrate financial need an opportunity to experience, firsthand, cultures from all over the world while enabling international students to learn about the ethnic and economic diversity in the United States as I-House residents.
Due to the donations of many generous alumni and friends to International House, partial room and board scholarships may be provided to help deserving students reside at International House.
The Master of Engineering program participates in the VA’s Yellow Ribbon Program (YRP). Students who believe they qualify for 100% of the Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits (also known as Chapter 33) can be considered. The Yellow Ribbon Program provides funding to cover the differential between in-state and out-of-state tuition for VA students who are determined to be non-residents by the UC Berkeley Residence Affairs Unit. For consideration for YRP funding, please express interest by answering the appropriate questions in the online admissions application. For more information contact: UC Berkeley Veteran Benefits at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510)-642-1592.
The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) website provides extensive details on the education benefits available to veterans in various statuses, such as vocational/rehabilitation, the Post 9/11 GI Bill, and active duty.
The Gates Millennium Scholars Program promotes academic excellence and provides an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential. Support for graduate degrees may be pursued for the following fields: computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health, or science.
Participants of the Bill and Melinda Gates Millennium Scholars Program are eligible for a UC Berkeley Graduate Division application fee waiver. See guidelines for more information.
The objective of the GEM Fellowship program is to promote the benefits of a master’s degree within industry. GEM Fellows are provided practical engineering summer work experiences through an employer sponsor and a portable academic year fellowship of tuition, fees, and a stipend which may be used at any participating GEM Member University including UC Berkeley. The mission of the National GEM Consortium is to enhance the value of the nation’s human capital by increasing the participation of underrepresented groups at the master’s and doctoral levels in engineering and science.
Participants of the National GEM Consortium are eligible for a UC Berkeley Graduate Division application fee waiver. See guidelines for more information.
The Fulbright Program operates in more than 155 countries worldwide and has provided approximately 310,000 participants with the opportunity to study, teach, or conduct research in each others’ countries and exchange ideas. Approximately 8,000 competitive, merit-based grants are awarded annually in most academic disciplines and fields of study.
Participants of the Fulbright Program are eligible for a UC Berkeley Graduate Division application fee waiver. See guidelines for more information.
The Rowe Fund is an educational loan program of the Organization of American States (OAS) that helps citizens from Latin America and Caribbean OAS Member States finance their studies or research in accredited universities across the United States by awarding interest-free loans of up to US $15,000 dollars.
*The amounts shown here represent, for planning purposes, estimates of tuition and fees for existing and proposed professional degree programs. Accordingly, final figures are subject to change and may differ from the amounts shown. For additional information on the cost of attendance, please visit: Financial Aid and Scholarships Office Cost of Attendance.
Some or all instruction for all or part of the Academic Year may be delivered remotely. Tuition and fees have been set regardless of the method of instruction and will not be refunded in the event instruction occurs remotely for any part of the Academic Year. Figures for tuition and fees represent currently approved amounts and may not be final. Actual tuition and fees are subject to change by the University of California as determined to be necessary or appropriate. Final approved tuition and fee levels may differ from the amounts presented.