The course fee is US$8,000. This fee covers the costs of instruction, housing, most meals, course materials, networking receptions, field trips, and certificate. In addition, participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements and for covering approximately US$400 in additional meals and incidentals.

Please also budget for:

  • visa application fee (about $140);
  • airport transportation ($40 average each way, but the range is $8-120 each way); we will suggest various local options;
  • travel insurance¬†

Financial Support

Program participants are responsible for seeking their own funding. Participants are encouraged to seek funding from their employers, local /national government, non-governmental agencies at the local, regional and international level as well as sponsorship from foundations.

Beahrs ELP Scholarships

The Beahrs ELP at UC Berkeley has resources to offer a limited number of scholarships. The scholarships are awarded on a combination of merit, need, and availability of funds. We are looking for candidates who will further the mission of the Rausser College of Natural Resources to ensure economic and ecological sustainability for future generations. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, you must indicate this in your application, or else you will not be considered. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee an award to all participants, nor any specific amount.

Beahrs ELP Fellows Program 

In addition to the partial scholarships we offer, our donors have created special fellowships for outstanding professionals. The number and amounts of this scholarship vary each year. We will select the fellowship recipients from those who indicated their financial needs in their application.