Information About Joining NROTC

NROTC Berkeley offers a number of different options to become a commissioned officer in the US Navy or US Marine Corps. The different options available are listed below.

  • Acceptance into the NROTC program does not constitute acceptance into the University itself. It is your responsibility to gain admission into the University. Contact University admissions for information on acceptance.
4-Year Scholarship

Applicants for the 4-Year NROTC scholarship program are awarded positions through a highly competitive national selection process. Upon graduation, the recipient will be a commissioned naval officer and is obligated to a minimum of 5 years active duty for Navy Option Midshipmen, or 4 years active duty for Marine Option Midshipmen. The scholarship recipient will receive full tuition and other financial benefits including class fees, a textbook stipend and a monthly stipend for subsistence. NROTC scholarships do not pay for room and board or personal items such as computers.  For more infomation see the NROTC Website:

Cross-Town Enrollment

Currently there are three other colleges that are part of the NROTC Unit in Berkeley: Stanford University, University of California Davis, and California Maritime Academy. Once a week, these Midshipmen commute to Berkeley to participate in Leader Development Training (LDT).

College Program

Allows non-scholarship midshipmen who attend UC Davis, UC Berkeley, Cal Maritime, and Stanford to participate in NROTC and provides an opportunity to earn scholarship benefits for your last three, or two years of college.  If you are interested in participating in the College Program, contact  Deadline for application submission is 31 May of application year.