Where to StartIf you are considering applying to Berkeley for graduate school, we highly recommend that our Preparing Your Application for Graduate School webpage. It can help you answer the questions: What is Graduate School?, Is Graduate School for Me?, and How Do I Choose a School? It also provides a timeline for applying to graduate school and detailed information on graduate school testing, the statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, and financial aid. Preparing Your Application for Graduate SchoolOutreachDiversity CoordinatorsApplyingFinancial AssistanceOutreachOur AIGP Director Patrick Naranjo travels throughout the country to meet with potential graduate students. Most outreach visits are made in the Fall. Contact AIGP to find out when someone from UC Berkeley might be visiting your area, or to plan a visit to Cal. Diversity CoordinatorsUC Berkeley has a Graduate Diversity Outreach Coordinator for the College of Letters and Science (Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences) and the College of Engineering. Diversity Coordinators are dedicated to recruiting promising underrepresented students from across the nation. Many coordinators travel throughout the country to meet with prospective Berkeley students. We strongly encourage you to contact the Diversity Professional in your field. They are available to work with you and answer any questions you may have about the application process. ApplyingApplications are available online and application deadlines vary by department. Deadlines usually fall between mid-December and early February. Fellowship applications are usually due earlier. Financial AssistanceThe Graduate Division Fellowships Office maintains a list of Fellowships for Entering Students. Also listed are Multi-Year Diversity Fellowships, regular Graduate Fellowships, and Other Awards. Additionally, American Indian students enrolled in a federally recognized U.S. tribe often receive funding from the American Indian Graduate Center. These scholarships give American Indian and Alaska Native students a chance to pursue Master’s, Doctorate and professional degrees in all fields.