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    I've heard from seeing posts on GC that it looks like there were 2 different funding offers at berkeley, one with the 8k first year and TA-ship onwards, and one that was ~30k a year. Does anyone have more specific details on the ~30k a year stipend amount? I'm thinking about trying to bargain with them.

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    please do post updates on this thread if/when you reach out to berkeley with what they say. I also have a low funding package from berkeley with other offers and would help a lot if they can bump it up a little bit.

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    Related question: Does anyone know if Berkeley makes geographic distinctions in allocating funding? I'm international and wondering if it diminishes my chances of getting my funding increased. Did any international applicants here get the 30k offer?

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    Re: Varying stipends at Berkeley?

    Quote Originally Posted by subbydoo View Post
    Related question: Does anyone know if Berkeley makes geographic distinctions in allocating funding? I'm international and wondering if it diminishes my chances of getting my funding increased. Did any international applicants here get the 30k offer?
    I know there is at least one international applicant who got full funding ($30k).

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    I know there is at least one international applicant who got full funding ($30k).
    Thanks! Do you know if the department covers non-resident tuition in the full funding package?

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    Re: Varying stipends at Berkeley?

    The update is that it did not work--I got a pretty rude email back basically saying "sucks dude"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ypmordecai View Post
    The update is that it did not work--I got a pretty rude email back basically saying "sucks dude"
    Thank you for updating. I responded but have not heard back yet. If you don't mind answering, what was your bargaining position? Did you inform them of any other offers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ypmordecai View Post
    The update is that it did not work--I got a pretty rude email back basically saying "sucks dude"
    In addition to @kazooie's questions, who did you email / who replied to you?

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    I emailed Heather in the offer letter and she forwarded it to two other people. I mentioned two competing offers at comparable schools, and said that I really wanted to go but the stipend was making it hard for me. Fred (one of the people, I think he's the admissions chair) responded to me almost immediately with the no.

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    Got it. Thanks for updating. I had the same experience. Disappointing.. Berkeley will certainly have a low offer acceptance rate because of the funding issue, though im sure they factored that into their offer choices. Anyway, id rather have a weakly funded offer from them than none at all. Well see if its feasible.

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