International Student Scholarships

International Student Non-Resident Fee Waiver

International F-1 degree seeking students may be eligible for the International Student Non-Resident Fee Waiver. The primary purpose of the waiver is to recognize international students who display exceptional scholastic achievements and dedication. Recipients of this award receive a partial or full waiver for the non-resident fee portion of their tuition, between $500 to $12,000. These awards are competitive and a small pertentage of applicants will receive the scholarships. Students must reapply every year to be considered for the International Student Non-Resident Fee Waiver again.

There are two different application processes depending on if you are a new student to CSUMB or an international student already studying at CSUMB. Please see eligibility and application processes below.

New F-1 First Time Freshman and Transfer Students

Eligibility:

  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Demonstrate community involvement and/or leadership experience in extracurricular activities.
  • Demonstrate a history of exceptional scholastic performance (academic awards, honors, etc).
  • Good academic standing at current high school or college (minimum 3.0 GPA)
  • Will be studying at CSUMB as an F-1 international student

Application Process:

  • Applications will open on April 1st and will close on May 17th. No late applications will be accepted. Applications will be reviewed in June and the committee will notify awardees by July via email.
  • Students must be admitted and pay their enrollment confirmation fee before July 15th in order to accept the scholarship.
  • Students must enroll in a full course of study (12 units minimum for undergraduate students and 10 units minimum for graduate students) in order to receive the scholarship award.
  • APPLICATION LINK for First Time Freshman and Transfer Students

Continuing F-1 Students already enrolled at CSUMB

Eligibility:

  • Enrolled at CSUMB at time of application (12 units minimum for undergraduate students and 10 units minimum for graduate students)
  • Studying at CSUMB as an F-1 international student
  • Good academic standing (minimum 3.0 GPA)
  • Completed at least one semester (or 12 units) of CSUMB courses
  • Demonstrate a history of exceptional scholastic performance (academic awards, honors, etc).
  • Demonstrate community involvement and/or leadership experience in extracurricular activities.
  • Demonstrates financial need.

Application Process:

  • Applications will open on April 1st and will close on May 17th. No late applications will be accepted. Applications will be reviewed in June and the committee will notify awardees by July via email.
  • Students must enroll in a full course of study (12 units minimum for undergraduate students and 10 units minimum for graduate students) in order to receive the scholarship award.
  • APPLICATION LINK for currently enrolled students.

Other Scholarships

Other CSUMB scholarships available are also listed on the Scholarship website.

CSUMB scholarships are only available to degree-seeking students at CSUMB, but all students are encouraged to seek out private, government, and non-profit scholarships available from thousands of organizations around the world. Some examples of these include:

Note: CSUMB International Programs does not endorse any specific external scholarship program. The items listed above are to aid students in their search. There are many opportunities available and it is up to the student to find if a scholarship meets their needs.

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