New Admits

Congratulations on receiving an offer of admission to the Ph.D. program in Mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley! Admission to the Ph.D. program is highly competitive; you should be very proud of this achievement. Please see below for important information regarding your offer of admission. 


Plan Your Visit  

Don't miss the prospective student Open House scheduled for Sunday, March 15th & Monday, March 16th. This is your opportunity to explore the campus, meet with faculty and current Ph.D. students, and attend classes and talks. Please RSVP by Friday, March 1st to let us know of your plans to attend, or not attend by filling out the RSVP form. If you are an international student and need an invitation from the department please contact the Graduate Advisor, Jon Phillips, directly at jjphillips [at] berkeley [dot] edu


**If you are travelling with a companion, please make sure to purchase airfare on separate transactions to ensure possibility of reimbursement. If you purchase tickets with your companion we are unable to separate the fares to process a reimbursement.**


While the agenda has not yet been finalized, here is a tentative preview of what you can expect: 

Sunday, March 15th (Morning and Afternoon): Social events organized by the MGSA, Unbounded Representation (UREP), and Noetherian Ring 

Monday, March 16th (All Day, Programming Expected to end by 4:00 pm): Department Presentation and Activities 


The Open House will be hosted in the Mathematics Department, which occupies the 7th - 10th floors of Evans Hall. 


Please join our facebook page for admitted students created by The Math Graduate Student Association. The admins are all members of MGSA and they would all like to connect with you, so don't hesitate to reach out! You can learn more about them and the rest of our students on our Graduate Students page. 


Travel Information & Reimbursements

When planning your trip, you can visit the Visitor Services website for helpful information on traveling to Berkeley. We offer travel reimbursements for travel expenses up to $600 when visiting the department for the Open House. To process reimbursements we require original receipts. For airfare, please make sure to provide a receipt that includes the form of payment - a boarding pass or flight confirmation alone is not sufficient documentation to process a reimbursement. If you are traveling with a companion please make sure to purchase your airfare separately as campus requires a separate receipt to reimburse the traveler. International students travelling from abroad or domestically must provide a copy of their visa/passport. For specific questions on travel reimbursements please contact Judie Filomeo at judiew [at] math [dot] berkeley [dot] edu or 510-643-0517. We hope to see you on campus soon! 


Graduate Student Admissions Ambassadors 

Have questions for current Ph.D. students? A list of current graduate students who are available to answer questions about our program and the department will be emailed directly to applicants in March. Please feel free to reach out to the students via the contact email provided. 


General Information on Graduate Study at Berkeley 

Why Choose Berkeley? 

Berkeley Graduate Student Profile

California Residency

Campus Life

Cal Rec Sports

Graduate Student Housing at Berkeley


International Students at Berkeley 

Berkeley International Office (BIO)  

Immigration Policy Updates & FAQs (maintained by BIO)


Mathematics at Berkeley  

Math at Berkeley

Noetherian Ring 



Simons Institute




Surrounding Area

City of Berkeley

Bay Area Hiker

SF Bay Area


Accept the Offer 

In the coming weeks you will receive an official letter from the Dean of the Graduate Division confirming your offer of admission. Graduate Division's formal letter will include details on how to formally accept or decline your offer of admission. You can also find more information here. Please make your decision to accept or decline by the national deadline, April 15, 2020.


Further Questions? 

Please feel free to contact Jon Phillips, Graduate Advisor, if you have additional questions regarding your offer of admission or visiting the campus. Jon can be reached at jjphillips [at] berkeley [dot] edu or 510-642-0665.


You can find additional contacts for the Department of Mathematics below: 


Associate Professor Sug Woo Shin, Vice Chair for Graduate Studies, sug [dot] woo [dot] shin [at] berkeley [dot] edu