California State University
City:

22 campus locations

Channel IslandsChicoDominguez HillsFresnoFullertonHumboldtLong BeachMonterey BayNorthridgeSacramentoSan DiegoSan FranciscoSan JoseSan Marcos,SonomaStanislausBakersfieldEast BayLos AngelesPomonaSan Bernardino and San Luis Obispo.

Website: www.calstate.edu
Approximate semester dates:

Channel IslandsChicoDominguez HillsFresnoFullertonHumboldtLong BeachMonterey BayNorthridgeSacramentoSan DiegoSan FranciscoSan JoseSan MarcosSonoma and Stanislaus:

Fall Semester: August-December
Spring Semester: January-April

 

BakersfieldEast BayLos AngelesPomonaSan Bernardino and San Luis Obispo:

Fall Quarter: September-December
Winter Quarter: January-March
Spring Quarter: April-June

** Applications accepted for semester 2 (fall semester) exchange or for full year (fall to spring) only. Semester 1 exchange only is not available.**

Language of instruction: English
Full time load equivalent: Semester campuses: 12 units per semester

Quarter campuses: 15 units in the fall quarter and 24 units across the Winter and Spring quarters
Fields of Study Available:

Campus Selection Guidelines: before you select your campus preferences, be sure to review the selection guidelines for important information. 

 

HOW TO FIND YOUR AREA OF STUDY: Please look at the Restricted Fields of Study below to determine if your field of study is available at Cal State.  Please note that you must put down four preferences of campuses when applying for Cal State, therefore your courses must be available at four or more campuses.

Course Catalogue

Course numbering system guide

 

Please note that the options listed on this webpage should be used as a guide only. Additional discipline areas may be available. For current information about fields of study, course selection and language proficiency requirements, please check the host university's website.  
 

WHAT TO STUDY AT CSU? - Cal State will not provide additional course information other than the course descriptions available on their website.  Therefore it is highly recommended that you have a full-load of general electives if you wish to study at CSU. DO NOT contact CSU or the host campus for detailed course descriptions. 

Restricted Fields of Study:

Fields of Study Not Available to Exchange Students:
Architecture                         Postgraduate Studies (in most cases)

For the full list of program restrictions, please see the Campus Profiles for Impacted/Restricted Subject areas.
 

Approximate living expenses:

US$8,000 per semester
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Cost of living (subtract tuition fees, as these are not applicable to exchange students)

Insurance:

All students studying at CSU are required to maintain adequate health coverage throughout the duration of their exchange. Each CSU campus has their own health insurance requirements and health insurance plan. Information regarding the CSU Student Health Insurance Plan, including costs and benefits, can vary from campus to campus. 

If the host campus allows, students may be eligible to waive the CSU Student Health Insurance Plan if they have sufficient coverage and meet their host campus's minimum requirements for coverage. Please note that the waiver of the CSU Student Health Insurance Plan is not guaranteed and is subject to the host campus's approval. If your current insurance does not meet your host campus's minimum requirements for coverage you will be required to purchase the Student Health Insurance Plan. For example, students studying at the San Francisco campus are required to purchase the mandatory health insurance. 

Additional information:

** This University is NOT available to US citizens **
** Applications accepted for semester 2 (fall semester) exchange or for full year (fall to spring) only. Semester 1 exchange only is not available.**

 

CSU English Language Proficiency Requirements: Students who have not attended an education institution at the secondary level or beyond where English is the principal language of instruction for at least three years are required to take an English Proficiency Test and supply their results when they apply for CSU.  For more information please see CSU's English Language Proficiency Requirements.

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Campus fees - each campus charges miscellaneous campus fees which are not waived under the exchange agreement. These fees vary from campus to campus, and from year to year - this document should be used as a guide only.

Campus Calendar

 

Acommodation - On-campus accommodation is available at most campuses, however it is typically for 1st year students between 17-18 yrs.  Most International students live off campus. For More information see the 'Information Sheet' on this page.