GOLD Science Fair Eligibility & Application Process

How to Apply

Our application period reopens in February 2020.

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Suzanne Sutton
Assistant Dean


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The GOLD Science Fair is open to all high school students who have taken general chemistry, physics, or biology.

Applicants must be available for a remote or in-person interview to be considered for the program.


Total tuition and fees is US $10,000 if accepted.

Tuition includes room and board, course materials, UC Berkeley “swag”, pre-planned excursions, access to facilities, and an official completion certificate signed by the dean of the College.

How to Apply

To apply, please send a one page letter of interest of 500 words or more that describes:

  • Why you are interested in joining the program.
  • What you hope to gain from the program, if accepted.
  • A difficult situation you overcame and what you learned about yourself from it.
  • Which areas of science and types of problems you are most interested in solving.

Please send this letter of interest along with your unweighted GPA and TOEFL score, if applicable, to