Global Startup Semester Program

Through the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology’s (SCET) Global Startup Semester Program, international students have the opportunity to study at UC Berkeley for a semester of entrepreneurship and innovation courses, including the opportunity to advance a startup idea. Our courses use the globally-recognized Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship, an approach that emphasizes hands-on venture-building, and learning the mindsets and behaviors that lead to entrepreneurial success.

In addition to gaining access to leading faculty in UC Berkeley's College of Engineering, students learn from seasoned entrepreneurs who have built startups in nearby Silicon Valley, the worldwide innovation hub.

International students from partner institutions apply through their home institution, while others apply directly through SCET. During their time at Berkeley, students take an additional four units of elective courses within SCET courses or within the broader university offerings.

More information is available on the Global Startup Semester Program website.

For UC Berkeley faculty and staff, more detailed information regarding the partnership development process and benefits to UC Berkeley is available here (via Google Drive, CalNet ID required).