Resources for Prospective Graduate Students


Welcome! This page has been set up as a resource for newly admitted graduate students. Contact with any issues or questions.



For an overview of Comparative Literature departmental policies and procedures, you can refer to our current Graduate Program Handbook.


Designated Emphasis Programs

Many Comp Lit graduate students decide to join a Designated Emphasis program as well. Here are links to the programs that our students have joined in the past. 


Resources from the Graduate Division and other Campus Units

These include links about housing, establishing CA residency, health insurance, and more. 

General Resource Guide for Graduate Students (includes information on getting started at Berkeley for both domestic and international students) 

Office of Graduate Diversity

Graduate Student Parents

Professional Development Resources

Health Insurance Benefits for Graduate Students

Disabled Students' Program

Housing Information 

Residency Cheat Sheet

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