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. 


Virtual Open House on Monday, March 16th.

9:15AM – 10:30AM   Welcome Message & 15-Minute Faculty Talks (Zoom)


·       Michael Hutchings
Low Dimensional and Symplectic Topology and Geometry

·       Sug Woo Shin
Number theory, automorphic forms

·       Martin Olsson

Algebraic and Arithmetic Geometry 

·       Sung-Jin Oh
Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations


10:30AM – 12:00PM   Faculty Office Hours & Graduate Student Office Hours (Hangouts)


11:15AM – 12:00PM   Student Group Presentations (Hangouts)


·       Mathematics Graduate Student Association (see link for more information)

·       Unbounded Representation (see link for more information)


12:00PM – 1:00PM   15-Minute Faculty Talks (Zoom)


·       Thomas Scanlon
Model Theory and Applications to Number Theory

·       Vera Serganova
Super-Representation Theory

·       Per-Olof Persson

Applied Mathematics, Numerical Methods, Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics 

·       Ian Agol
Low-Dimensional Topology


1:30PM – 4:30PM   Subject Area Focus Groups (Hangouts)

                Small group discussions with current graduate students by research area



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