The course fee for the 2022 Beahrs ELP is US$5,300. This is reduced from our standard fee because we do not need to provide housing, meals, or physical classroom space. What is included in this fee is the costs of instruction, course materials, online infrastructure and licensing, and the certificate. There is also no need for participants to secure a visa, airfare, or any travel arrangements (such as insurance) this year, and we hope that will help ease the cost burden.

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 program will grant partial scholarships of various amounts each year. The amount of the scholarships and the number of recipients will change each year based on the available funds. The scholarships can only be used toward the program fees, which includes lodging and accommodations, and cannot be used for travel or visa application fees.

For each scholarship, we consider the following factors:

  • Financial need
  • Professional experience
  • Commitment and potential to achieve positive change in their community

In case of scholarships with specific criteria (e.g. geographical foci), those criteria will be used first.

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.

All recipients of Beahrs ELP scholarships and fellowships will be required to fully participate in the program, and may be required to provide specific feedback or participate in meetings.