Study abroad at California State University, Monterey Bay
California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) is an award-winning division of the wider California State University system. CSUMB offers students a top-quality education in an unforgettable location.
Not only is CSUMB nestled amongst the immaculate breaches and redwood forests of the Californian coast, but it’s also based on the site of a historic US army base. With affordable residence halls, great athletic venues and numerous student-run societies to join, CSUMB has everything you need for the total university experience.
25 undergraduate degrees and seven graduate programs are offered in the sciences, arts, humanities, and liberal studies. The University combines small class sizes with passionate faculty to create an empowering learning environment for every student.
Why study at CSUMB?
- Financial support
Over 70% of students receive financial support to help them reach their educational ambitions
- Heart of the community
CSUMB is the only university to have twice been awarded the President’s Award for Higher Education Community Service
CSUMB has the lowest tuition fees in the entire California State University system
- Beautiful location
The shores of Monterey Bay are just a stone’s throw from campus, providing the perfect spot for outdoor study, relaxation and recreation
Life as an international student
CSUMB is committed to building multicultural understanding and international awareness. To help create this inclusive and diverse learning environment, the University has plenty of support structures in place for international students.
You’ll arrive and move into your residence halls earlier than domestic students. This gives you plenty of time to settle into campus life and enjoy the international student orientation activities.
As part of your orientation, you’ll meet the staff at the international center. They’re always happy to help with immigration concerns, health insurance questions, or anything else related to your student experience. They also organize several trips throughout the year to some of California’s most famous attractions.
All incoming international students are matched with an existing CSUMB buddy. Your buddy can help you navigate campus, introduce you to fellow students, and go to social events with you.
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Fees and funding
Undergraduate tuition: US$16,647 per year Graduate tuition: US$15,600 per year
California State University, Monterey Bay
100 Campus Center, Seaside, CA 93955, United States
Monterey Bay is on the central coast of California, just two hours south of San Francisco. The bay itself is one of the largest marine protected areas in the world and home to whales, deep-sea anglerfish, and of course our mascot, sea otters.
Visa requirements for California State University, Monterey Bay
Many international students will require a visa to study in the US, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.USA student visa requirements