How to Apply?

Admission Requirements

  • Fillable application form (Click HERE for a PDF form and use "URISE Application Form- Firstname Lastname" as the file name).
  • Two recommendation letters from faculty members, mentors or supervisors in science, engineering or other areas mentioned in the application packet.
  • Essays. (Submit all the essays as either one Word or one PDF file and save it as "URISE Essays- Firstname Lastname").
  • Unofficial or official academic transcript from all universities attended.
  • Resume.

To apply to URISE at Berkeley Program, please follow these steps:

  1. Download or print the Letter of Recommendation Form. Provide your recommenders the form and inform your recommenders their letters must be RECEIVED by our office no later than March 31, 2019 at 11:59 PST. They may send their recommendations via email, or regular mail.
  2. Send an unofficial copy of your transcript(s) and resume via email, or regular mail. Please note you must send a transcript for every institution you have attended. Admitted applicants will be asked to submit an official transcript at the time of acceptance.
  3. Application, transcript(s), resume, essays and letters of recommendations must be received by March 31, 2019. Late and incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Decisions should be emailed by mid-April.

    Questions and supporting documents can be addressed to:

    Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute 
    ATTN: URISE at Berkeley Program

    2150 Shattuck Ave. 10th Floor

    Berkeley, CA 94704-1620


  4. Complete the fillable application form and sent it to: