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Study abroad at Laney College

As the largest community college in Oakland, California, Laney College offers an exciting array of educational opportunities. The College’s career-focused programs will help you turn your professional dreams into reality.

You can pursue more than 100 certificates, associate degrees, and transfer programs. Courses span a huge variety of disciplines, but some of the most popular majors include architecture, engineering, journalism, and culinary arts.

Stretched across 60 acres in downtown Oakland, the College’s campus is a hive of energy and opportunity. As well as superb on-campus facilities, you’ll have some of California’s most popular attractions on your doorstep.

By choosing to study here, you’ll enjoy an authentic US college experience. With student clubs to suit every interest, it’s easy to meet like-minded people. The College is also home to title-winning athletics teams. The Laney Eagles compete in the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA).

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Why study at Laney College

  • Scholarships

    The Peralta Colleges Foundation grants scholarships to international students each semester

  • Transfer opportunities

    Go on to study at some of the US’s best four-year colleges and universities

  • Cost-effective

    Low tuition fees mean you can receive an affordable education without compromising on quality


Laney College

900 Fallon St, Oakland, CA 94607, United States

Oakland is known for its beautiful scenery, diverse neighborhoods, and rich history. The city is an artistic and cultural paradise, perfect for international students to explore and enjoy.

Fees and funding


Alice S. M. Cheng-Jones Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is in honor of Ms. Alice S. M. Cheng-Jones who died of cancer in June 2011. She was an adjunct Accounting instructor in the Business and Economics Department at Laney College. This is a USD$1,000 scholarship awarded once a year in the Spring.

This scholarship is intended to be awarded to a Laney College Business student graduating with an AA this Spring with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and transferring as a junior to a 4-year college or university, entering into a bachelor's degree program majoring in Accounting (Applicant must provide acceptance letter).

Doddie Gifford Labor Studies Memorial Scholarship

This is a USD$1,000 scholarship awarded once a year in the Spring to two recipients. This scholarship is intended to be awarded to outstanding Laney College Labor Studies students.

Georgia Runge-Smith Memorial Scholarship

Named in memory of Georgia Runge-Smith, a graduate of the California Community College system, this scholarship is a tribute to her commitment to youth and education.

This is a USD$250 scholarship offered in the Spring. This scholarship is open to all students at the Peralta Colleges (Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College, Merritt College) regardless of program or major. Qualified students need to have a 2.5 GPA or greater, demonstrate financial need, and must have a goal of transferring to a four-year institution for further study.

John & Deborah Tunis Scholarship

This is a USD$500 scholarship awarded once a year in the Spring. ​This scholarship is intended to be awarded to a female student who demonstrates financial need and academic potential in her career and degree in one of four categories; math/science, business/industry, health sciences or vocational education.

Fee information

  • Undergraduate tuition

    USD$10,740 per year

Visa requirements for Laney College

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Life at Laney College

Diversity is one of Laney College’s core values. By welcoming students from across the globe, the College has created an enriching, multicultural, and collaborative learning environment.

The College’s Welcome Center aims to make your transition into Laney College life as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Staff can help you navigate the admissions process, apply for financial aid, understand your immigration rights, and loads more besides.


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