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

Fees and funding


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

Fee information

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


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