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Extended Education and International Programs

International Programs

Scholarships and non-resident fee waiver

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, dedication, and financial need. Recipients of this award receive a full waiver of the non-resident fee portion of their tuition, between $7,900 and $14,250 depending on number of units taken. These awards are competitive and a small percentage 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.

  • 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
    • Provide a letter of recommendation from someone who can speak on your academic strengths and interests, involvement in the community, or personal qualities. (Examples of who you should ask for a letter of recommendation: teachers, school counselors, advisors, coaches, leaders of an organization you are associated with, employers, etc.)

    Application Process:

    • Applications will open on October 1, 2022 for the Fall 2023 semester and will close on May 1, 2023. No late applications will be accepted. Applications will be reviewed in May and the committee will notify awardees mid-May via email.
    • Students must be admitted and pay their enrollment confirmation fee before June 1, 2023 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.

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  • 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.
    • Provide letter of recommendation from CSUMB staff, faculty or advisor.

    Application Process:

    • Applications for the Fall 2023 semester will open on April 1 and will close on May 1. No late applications will be accepted. Applications will be reviewed in June and the committee will notify awardees before 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.

Other scholarships

Other scholarships

A list of other CSUMB scholarships available 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.