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Study abroad at California Lutheran University

California Lutheran University (CLU) is an excellent private University headquartered in Thousand Oaks, California. Founded in 1959, CLU offers international students an exceptional learning experience to prepare them for success.

California Lutheran University offers an array of undergraduate and postgraduate programs to international students. There are courses in a range of disciplines including the sciences, performing arts, languages, psychology, and more.

The campus sits on a 290-acre site with beautiful views and excellent facilities for students to enjoy. There’s a great library, modern classrooms, brilliant PC labs, and outstanding student support services.

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Why study at California Lutheran University

  • Diverse student body

    The CLU community is very multicultural

  • High ranking

    CLU is a top 10 regional University in the Western U.S (US News/World Report 2022)

  • Financial support

    99% of undergraduates receive financial aid or scholarships

Life as an international student

The student community at CLU is made of up students from a wide variety of nationalities, philosophies, beliefs, ideas, identities, and backgrounds. The atmosphere is incredibly friendly and eclectic.

CLU offers a variety of housing options, including traditional residence halls and modern apartments. Student accommodation is conveniently located near academic buildings and campus facilities.

The University is home to several student organizations to help you learn new skills, make friends, and keep you occupied outside the classroom. There’s everything from sports teams to cultural events.

Student Life & Facilities

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  • Fitness Centre
    • Free Weights
    • Personal Trainers
    • Fitness Classes
    • Treatment Rooms
    • Fitness Center Physiotherapist
    • Swimming Pool
    • Dance Studio
    • Machines
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Maternity Care
    • Campus Doctor
    • Family Planning
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Physiotherapy
    • Travel Vaccinations
    • Child Development Assessment & Immunization
    • Antenatal Clinic
    • Minor Surgery
    • Emergency Contraception
  • IT Support
    • Loan Laptops
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Transport
    • Airport Shuttle Service
    • Campus parking
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Restaurants 3
    • Cafe’s 1
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Tennis Courts 8
    • No. of volleyball courts 2
    • No. of Diving Pools 1
    • No. of Swimming pools 2
    • No. of Baseball Pitches 2
    • No. of Basketball Courts 3
  • Praying Rooms
    • Group Praying Rooms
    • Chaplaincy
    • Workshops
  • Library
    • Quiet Areas
    • Museum
    • Computer labs
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Group Study Rooms
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
  • Sports Facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf Soccer Pitches 2
    • No. of Natural Turf American Football Pitches 1
    • Sport facilities
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 100

Fees and funding

Fee information

  • Undergraduate tuition: $50,670 per year
  • Postgraduate tuition: from $15,590 to $40,725 per year


Undergraduate Academic Merit Scholarship

  • Amount: From $15,000 to $32,500 off tuition fees
  • Requirements: Awarded to incoming first-year students based on academic performance and additional factors evaluated during the application review process. A 3.0 or higher GPA is generally required.

Undergraduate International Need-Based Grant

  • Amount: From $1,000 to $10,000
  • Qualifications: Must apply with details about parent/family income. Application available after admission.

Undergraduate Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Scholarship

  • Amount: From $2,500 up to full tuition
  • Qualifications: Incoming first-year and transfer applicants with superior creative-talent in the areas of Music, Theatre Arts, or Visual Art can apply and audition for a VAPA Scholarship prior to enrolling at Cal Lutheran. Additional application and either audition or portfolio submission required

Global Scholars Program

  • Automatic Consideration: These scholarships are available for incoming students from each of the following regions

    Asia, Africa and the Middle East, Europe, and Latin America.

  • The Global scholarships are renewable for subsequent years of enrollment. Up to $30,000 is awarded to first-year students and up to $25,000 to transfers.


California Lutheran University

60 W Olsen Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360, United States

Thousand Oaks is a great student city with plenty to offer. It has a lovely climate and is packed with stunning natural scenery, great shops, popular restaurants, and lively social venues - it's an awesome place to be.

Visa requirements for California Lutheran University

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