As one of the nation’s largest U.S. public universities, CSUN offers undergraduate students access to world-class faculty and thousands of courses from over 130 majors. The campus is located in Los Angeles, close to many of Southern California’s world-famous beaches and popular attractions. On campus, students can experience all that the university has to offer, including the Student Recreation Center, Klotz Student Health Center, University Library, The Soraya Center for the Performing Arts, intramural sports and access to over 300 student clubs.
How To Apply
CSUN online international application is available at Cal State Apply.
For specific information, such as international application and document deadlines, visit our International Admissions Applicants page.
Students can choose from 134 majors and options, taught by world-class faculty in a variety of disciplines. A full list of programs is available in the University Catalog. We recommend you check with CSUN International Admissions office to confirm whether a specific major or option is available and open to international students.
CSUN has nine academic colleges, each with countless awards, accolades and research projects.
- Mike Curb College of Arts, Media and Communications (pdf)
- David Nazarian College of Business and Economics (pdf)
- Michael D. Eisner College of Education (pdf)
- College of Engineering and Computer Science (pdf)
- College of Health and Human Development (pdf)
- College of Humanities (pdf)
- College of Science and Mathematics (pdf)
- College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (pdf)
Applications & Admission Requirements
Application and admission requirements vary based on the applicant’s situation. To locate specific requirements, including information for first-time freshmen and transfer students, visit International Admissions Applicants page.
Please note that all international students are required to have adequate health insurance throughout their F1 student status as mandated by the California State University Chancellor's office. To view detailed healthcare information, visit Health Insurance Requirement page.
For questions and concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A degree from California State University, Northridge holds long-term national and international credibility. CSUN is consistency ranked in the top 100 as one of the best universities for value in the United States.
At the undergraduate level, international students attend two semesters per academic year at a cost of approximately $8,400 in tuition per semester. Students who graduate in four years spend approximately $67,200 in tuition.
For a list of current CSUN tuition costs, please visit our Tuition & Other Fees page.
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Although CSUN does not provide financial aid or scholarships to international students, we offer lower tuition costs than most other universities.
To help students reach their goals in participating in a study abroad program, we have comprised a list of scholarship searches and financial aid information available online below:
- FastWEB Personalized Scholarship Search
- California Student Aid Commission
- CSUN Financial Aid & Scholarship Department
- U.S. Department of Education Financial Aid Information
- Scholarship Opportunities for International Students
International students also have an opportunity to work on campus to help pay for expenses; part-time (up to 20 hours per week) during the semester, and full-time (20+ hours per week) during summer and winter breaks. Detailed employment information is available at Factsheet: On-campus Employment for International Students.
Housing & Residential Life
CSUN Student Housing offers three types of housing options ideally suited for the various members of our student population. The Suites at University Park are exclusively for incoming freshman. The Apartments at University Park are for a combination of incoming freshman, returning undergraduates and graduate students. The Apartments at University Village (family housing) are for students with dependents, children, a spouse or partner.
Convenience, safety, academic assistance and constant support are built into Student Housing. Check out the following videos to get an up-close look at CSUN housing.
Space is limited and fills up fast, so students are encouraged to apply early. Applications are processed on a first come first served basis. A waitlist will be established for applications received after all housing spaces are filled. Offers will be made to waitlisted students as space becomes available.
The price per academic year depends on the applicant’s choice, with options ranging from $6,500 to approximately $8,000 per year. Students can choose a monthly installment plan or can pay in full for each semester. For more specific information, including approximate rates for each housing type, visit Housing Rates page.
To apply for CSUN on-campus housing, complete and submit an online application.
Note: CSUN username and password is required for application login.
For questions, please contact CSUN Housing at email@example.com or (818) 677-2160.
Fall semester online application opens October 1 and the deadline to apply is May 31. Documents are due by June 15.
Spring semester online application opens August 1 and the deadline to apply is October 31. Documents are due by November 15.
Keep in mind that classes and programs fill quickly. We encourage applicants to apply early. As a rule, the sooner an applicant applies, the better.
Note: all dates are subject to change. The most current deadlines are available at International Admissions Applicants page.
Students Who Have Already Applied
If a student has already applied and has questions or concerns, please contact the assigned admissions advisor directly, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Once admitted, academic advisors are ready to assist students with first semester enrollment.
Additionally, all new international students are required to complete the Response Questionnaire and other steps at the New F-1 International Student Academic Advisement Process.