When you send funds through Flywire or Convera, you are sending funds to UC Berkeley. Flywire, and Convera acting as our agent, processes your payment and delivers it directly to us in the destination currency along with your student information for accurate posting. This is how UC Berkeley receives wire transfer payments from outside of the US.
Attempting to send wire transfers without utilizing Flywire or Convera will cause delays in UC Berkeley receiving your payment and updating your student account. Additional fees may also apply.
Please initiate your payment through your Cal Central portal. For bank transfer options, once you initiate the payment, you will receive payment instructions with an authorization letter permitting your bank to send the funds via Flywire or Convera. If your bank has any questions, Flywire's and Convera's support can help.
You can obtain UC Berkeley's bank wire details by first initiating your payment on your Cal Central student portal via CashNet, and then selecting either Flywire or Convera. Once you initiate your payment, the bank information will be displayed with instructions on how to send your payment.
International payments to UC Berkeley are managed by Flywire and Convera to ensure funds are received promptly and securely. Both options will process and deliver your payment directly to UC Berkeley with your student information for accurate posting.
Please note that UC Berkeley does not accept direct wire payments from students. Wire transfers intended for student payments must be remitted through Flywire or Convera, which will ensure that your payment is posted to your account correctly and timely.
Please refer to the following two options for International Payments:
Yes, Flywire is a secure and convenient way to make international payments to UC Berkeley. Flywire allows you to track your payment online from start to finish, leverage 24/7 multi-lingual customer support, and access competitive exchange rates.
The exchange rates you may find online are mid-market rates, which are not available to individuals. Instead, mid-market rates are the published rates for currency purchases for large volume traders.
Please reach out to Flywire's customer service team with any pricing concerns. If you have found a lower rate with your bank for local bank transfer payments, Flywire offers a best rate guarantee that will match your bank's offer.
Please refer to the Best Price Guarantee for Bank Transfers page on the Flywire website for more information.