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California Lutheran University

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Thousand Oaks, USA
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  • International students
  • Nationalities
  • Total programs

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

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

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Fees and funding

Fee information

  • Undergraduate tuition: US$52,840 per year
  • Postgraduate tuition: from US$18,000 to US$30,000 per year


Undergraduate Academic Merit Scholarship

  • Amount: From US$10,000 to US$30,000
  • Qualifications: 3.0 or higher GPA

Undergraduate International Need-Based Grant

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

Undergraduate Visual and Performing Arts Scholarships

  • Amount: From US$500 to US$25,000
  • Qualifications: Music, Theatre, Art or Film - Additional application and either audition or portfolio submission required


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