New Admits

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

Graduate Admissions Open House/Visit Day | March 10th & March 11th 

All admitted Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Logic Group students are invited to join us for our Annual Graduate Admissions Open House on Sunday, March 10th and Monday, March 11th. Please let us know of your plans to visit our department by Wednesday, February 21st by completing our RSVP Form. If you would like to visit our department on an alternate date, please let us know via the RSVP Form. Please note that due to limited availabiity of staff, faculty, and students, we cannot arrange visits during Spring Break, March 25 - 29. Limited travel reimbursements will be provided, please see below for more details. 

More Open House details and the finalized agenda will be sent out in early-mid March. Visitors can plan to arrive Sunday morning and depart Monday evening. We will have activities arranged for Sunday, late afternoon and evening, and all day Monday, with formal programming ending at 4:30 pm or earlier. 

*At this time, our Open House is an in-person event. If you are interested in remote offerings, please let us know via the RSVP Form

Travel Reimbursements for the Open House or Alternate Visit Days 

Before making your decision to accept or decline our offer of admission, we hope you will be able to visit the department to get a sense of our graduate community. To help with the cost of visiting the department, we are able to provide admitted students with limited travel stipends. 

For Open House guests, we have arranged for a block of single rooms for one-night stays in a nearby hotel for the evening of Sunday, March 10th. A limited number of rooms are reserved for two-night stays on Saturday, March 9th and Sunday March 10th. If you would like to stay in our room block please let us know via the RSVP Form. If you would like to make your own overnight accommodations, you can find a list of local hotels here, https://visit.berkeley.edu/planning-your-day/lodging-and-dining. If you plan to stay in a nearby city (Oakland, San Francisco) and are not familiar with the area, please email us prior to booking a reservation so that we can make sure you have selected a safe and convenient area for your visit. 

For those visiting the department on an alternate date, please plan to make your own overnight accommodations. You can find a list of local hotels here, https://visit.berkeley.edu/planning-your-day/lodging-and-dining. We are able to help make suggestions for places to stay and may be able to help arrange for a reservation as time allows. Again, please let us know if you plan to stay in a nearby city and are not familiar with the area. 

Travel Funding Information 

Travel funds will be issued to students ~2-3 weeks after your visit to the department. We are using a new process where you will receive travel funding through an online visa gift card; more details on how to claim your funds will be provided when issued. Below you will find how much travel support you will receive based on your general itinerary. Please be prepared to share your travel details (point of origin and post-visit destination) with department staff during your visit. 

For New Berkeley/Stanford Admits Visiting Both Schools and arriving via the Stanford Bus:

Please note that we expect all Berkeley/Stanford new admits to stay in our hotel block for 2 nights. 

  • Individuals traveling within California only will receive $350.
    Origin & Destination is within CA only.  

    •  Example: Traveling to Berkeley from Stanford, and leaving Berkeley for Los Angeles, CA. 

  • Individuals traveling outside of California (including intl travel) will receive $500.
    Origin and/or Destination is outside of CA. 

    • Example: Traveling to Berkeley from Stanford, and leaving Berkeley for Chicago, IL.

For New Admits electing to stay in our Hotel Block during the Visit Day: 

Visitors with 1 night reservations:

  • Individuals traveling within California only will receive $350.
    Origin & Destination is within CA only. 

    • Example: Traveling to Berkeley from Los Angeles, CA, and leaving Berkeley for San Diego, CA.

  • Individuals traveling outside of California (including intl. travel) will receive $500.
    Origin and/or Destination is outside of CA. 

    • Example 1: Traveling to Berkeley from Boston, MA and leaving Berkeley for Boston, MA.

    • Example 2: Traveling to Berkeley from Los Angeles, CA and leaving Berkeley for New York, NY. 

    • Example 3: Traveling to Berkeley from Madison, WI and leaving Berkeley for Santa Barbara, CA. 

Visitors with 2 night reservations:

  • Individuals traveling within California only will receive $150.
    Origin & Destination is within CA only. 

    • Example: Traveling to Berkeley from San Diego, CA, and leaving Berkeley for San Diego, CA.

  • Individuals traveling outside of California (including intl travel) will receive $300.
    Origin and/or Destination is outside of CA. 

    • Example 1: Traveling to Berkeley from Boston, MA and leaving Berkeley for Boston, MA.

    • Example 2: Traveling to Berkeley from Los Angeles, CA and leaving Berkeley for Beijing, China.

    • Example 3: Traveling from Tokyo, Japan to Berkeley and leaving Berkeley for Los Angeles, CA. 

For students visiting the department and arranging their own lodging:

  • Individuals traveling within California only will receive $550.
    Origin & Destination is within CA only. 

    • Example: Traveling to Berkeley from San Diego, CA, and leaving Berkeley for San Diego, CA.

  • Individuals traveling outside of California (including intl travel) will receive $700.
    Origin and/or Destination is outside of CA.

    • Example 1: Traveling to Berkeley from Boston, MA and leaving Berkeley for Boston, MA.

    • Example 2: Traveling to Berkeley from Los Angeles, CA and leaving Berkeley for London, England. 

    • Example 3: Traveling from Paris, France to Berkeley and leaving Berkeley for Los Angeles, CA. 

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 prospective students in March. Please feel free to reach out to our student ambassadors via the contact email provided. You can also learn more about our current students on our Graduate Students page. 

General Information on Graduate Study at Berkeley 

Below you will find additional links to useful websites that can help you learn more about the campus and make your decision. 

UC 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 

MGSA

MSRI

Simons Institute

LBNL

LLNL

Surrounding Area

City of Berkeley

Bay Area Hiker

SF Bay Area

Information on COVID-19

Please review UC Berkeley's Information for Graduate Students page for campus policies and updates regarding COVID-19. All faculty, staff and students are required to be fully vaccinated. For more information on this requirement, please refer to the UC immunization requirement and the COVID-19 vaccine requirement

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, 2024. 

Further Questions? 

Please feel free to contact Clay Calder, Graduate Advisor, if you have additional questions regarding your offer of admission or visiting the campus. Clay can be reached at jccalder@berkeley.edu.

Clay Calder

Clay Calder, Graduate Advisor, jccalder@berkeley.edu 

For questions on travel reimbursements, please contact reimbursements@berkeley.edu

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

Christian Natividad

Christian Natividad, Graduate Advisor, christiannatividad@berkeley.edu

Thomas Scanlon

Tom Scanlon, Vice Chair for Graduate Studies, tws@berkeley.edu 

Victoria Lee

Vicky Lee, Director of Student Services, vickyalee@berkeley.edu