• Must be a United States citizen or permanent resident to apply. International students are NOT eligible for this program.
  • Sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors enrolled in two or four year colleges and universities in the United States.
  • 3.25 grade point average or higher
  • No prior research experience required

To apply to the COINS summer research program, follow these steps:

Step 1.

Download the 2014 Letter of Recommendation , and inform your recommenders their letters must be RECEIVED by our office no later than February 7, 2014. They may send their recommendations via email, fax or regular mail.

Step 2.

Send an unofficial copy of your transcript(s) via email, fax 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.

Step 3.

All transcripts and letters of recommendations must be received by February 7, 2014. Late and incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Decisions should be sent within the first two weeks of March.

Questions and supporting documents can be addressed to:

Meltem Erol
Director, Engineering Graduate Outreach
UC Berkeley
231 Bechtel Engineering Center
Berkeley, CA 94720-1702
510-643-1743 (phone)
510-643-8653 (fax)

Step 4.

Complete the on-line application by February 1:

Click here to complete application