International Students

How to Apply

Ready to take the next step and apply to California State University, Monterey Bay? The application requirements and process vary for each program. Review all the details to get started on your application. 

Degree-seeking programs

Explore the extraordinary opportunity to earn a degree at a comprehensive university. Our extensive list of majors and programs ensures that you have a wide range of options to pursue your education and passion. 

Undergraduate Degree

Earn your Bachelor's degree at CSUMB.

Graduate Degree

Continue your education with a master's, credential, or certificate program.

Conditional Admission

An opportunity for degree-seeking students who do not meet the English requirements.

Short term programs

Experience a short term study abroad experience to not only explore American culture but also propel your educational pursuits to new heights. Study for a semester or a year, or register to learn English from ESL experts. 

Semester@ CSUMB

Study abroad for a semester or two in central California.

Exchange Program

Study at CSUMB through our affiliate partner universities or sponsored program.

American Language & Culture Program (ALCP)

Enhance your English skills through the English as a Second Language (ESL) program.

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Let us know you’re interested in studying at California State University, Monterey Bay by completing our interest form.

Interest form

ASR and FSR Notices of Availability

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the 2021 Annual Security Reports (ASR) for CSUMB and CSUMB at North Salinas and CSUMB at Cuesta College is now available.

The ASRs contain the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and information about drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASRs also contain statistics of Clery crimes for CSUMB, CSUMB at North Salinas, and CSUMB at Cuesta College for 2018, 2019, and 2020, as applicable. A paper copy of the CSUMB and CSUMB at North Salinas ASR is available by contacting: Office of the Clery Director, 100 Campus Center, Student Services Building - 47, Suite 201, Seaside, CA 93955. A paper copy of the CSUMB at Cuesta College ASR is available upon request by contacting the CSUMB Office of the Clery Director or: Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo Campus, Nursing Allied Health Division, Highway 1, Building 2500, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. 

Pursuant to the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the 2021 Annual Fire Safety Report (AFSR) is now available. The purpose of this report is to disclose statistics for fires that occurred within CSUMB housing facilities for 2018, 2019, and 2020, and to distribute fire safety policies and procedures intended to promote safety on campus.

A paper copy of the AFSR is available by contacting: Office of Student Housing and Residential Life, Student Center - 12e, 100 Campus Center, Seaside CA, 93955.


Contact International Students & Scholar Services

Phone: (831) 582-4778

Email: Send an email

Building: Gavilan Hall (Bldg 201), Suite #207

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.