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Cleveland State University

Check whether Cleveland State University is right for you as an international student.

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Study abroad at Cleveland State University

Cleveland State University (CSU) is an American public research institution located in downtown Cleveland, a vibrant city in the US state of Ohio. More than 16,000 gifted students are currently pursuing their education dreams at CSU.

There are many undergraduate and postgraduate programs available to study at CSU. The University provides a variety of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral courses in subjects like business, sciences, engineering, and creative arts to name a few.

There’s a host of excellent facilities available at CSU. International students have access to a fabulous library, spacious study zones, popular dining areas, brilliant health and wellness services, helpful career workshops, and so much more.

The University’s athletics teams are nicknamed the CSU Vikings. They compete in NCAA Division I and represent CSU in an array of sports including basketball, wrestling, tennis, swimming, and diving, soccer, lacrosse, and fencing.

Why study at Cleveland State University?

  • Multicultural campus

    There’s a large and diverse student body at CSU

  • Work experience

    Gain invaluable skills through amazing internships and co-ops

  • Green campus

    CSU is passionate about the environment and is actively committed to sustainability

  • Awesome location

    Cleveland is a dynamic city with lots to experience

Life as an international student

CSU boasts a wonderfully cosmopolitan student population. The University welcomes international students from across the globe each year. Students have countless opportunities to experience many cultures at CSU’s gorgeous campus.

There are numerous housing options available on and off CSU’s campus. All residences are in close proximity to University buildings. Residences are modern, clean, and safe. There’s also an abundance of private accommodation available in Cleveland.

There’s a wide range of extra-curricular activities on offer for international students to enjoy at CSU, this includes numerous student clubs, organizations, and events. There are many opportunities to make lots of friends and valuable connections.

Student life & facilities

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  • Library
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
  • Fitness Centre
    • Spin Studio
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
    • Dance Studio
    • Swimming Pool
    • Personal Trainers
    • Treatment Rooms
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    • Loan Laptops
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  • Food & Restaurants
    • Restaurants 6
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Travel Vaccinations
    • Campus Pharmacy
    • Family Planning
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Campus Doctor
    • Emergency Contraception
  • Praying Rooms
    • Chaplaincy
    • Individual Praying Rooms
    • Group Praying Rooms
  • Transport
    • Car Rental
    • Campus parking
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 200
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  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program

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Fees and funding

  • Undergraduate tuition - USD$17,564 per year
  • Graduate tuition - USD$15,692 per year

Undergraduate Scholarships

Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Honors College

  • Amount - Full tuition at the in-state tuition rate and other associated fees
  • Deadline - January 15th (Incoming first-year students)
  • Deadline - February 28th (Transfer students with 2 years left)

Undergraduate Music Talent Scholarships

  • Amount - May be applied as payment to cover tuition and fees with the exception of applied music fees.
  • Requirements - Talent-based music scholarships offered to qualified students, regardless of major in return for participation in School of Music ensembles. Applicants must demonstrate a high level of achievement in their performance at the audition.
  • Deadline - You should audition no later than March 15th prior to your anticipated enrollment

Graduate Assistantships

Teaching assistantships

  • Amount - Graduate assistants may receive compensation in the form of a tuition scholarship and/or living stipend.
  • Requirements - Teaching assistants aid faculty members by assembling classroom materials, leading discussion groups, supervising laboratory sessions, evaluating student performance, and carrying out other related instructional activities.

Research assistantships

  • Amount - Graduate assistants may receive compensation in the form of a tuition scholarship and/or living stipend.
  • Requirements - Research assistants are assigned to individuals working in a variety of areas in order to extend the research experience and professional development of graduate students.


Cleveland State University

2121 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115, USA

The University’s campus is based in the heart of Cleveland. It’s an exceptional location for international students who enjoy living in a vibrant city environment. The campus is close to many restaurants, shopping centers, and social venues.

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Visa requirements for Cleveland State University

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