How to Apply


Students may apply online or submit the following documents by email to Students must be at least 18 years old or a high school graduate to apply.


Please submit each of the following items:

    Students must show proof of funds for education and living expenses for the duration of their studies at CSULB. The estimated expenses per term are as follows:

    Fall 2024 $15,000
    Spring 2025 $15,000
    Summer Session 1 or 3 $7,500
    Summer Session 1 and 3  $14,000

    To show proof of funds, please submit one or more of the following items:

    • Personal bank statement
    • Sponsor's bank statement
    • Government financial guarantee
    • Scholarship, loan or grant letter

    Equivalent convertible currency is acceptable. Financial documents must be less than six months old. Please add an additional $4,700 if bringing a spouse and/or $3,900 per child.

    Please provide copies of the pages of your passport in which your name and date of birth appear.

    Submit a copy of university transcripts in English with overall grade average.

    If you have never attended a university, submit a copy of translated high school/upper secondary school transcripts.

    View the chart below for various English proficiency score requirements. Applicant scores must be less than two years old. 

    Bachelor's degree Master's degree
    TOEFL iBT 61 iBT 80
    IELTS 6.0 (overall) 6.5 (overall)
    DAAD B2 C1
    Cambridge (C1 Advanced) 162 170
    Norwegian Vitnemål 4 in English 4 in English
    Swedish Secondary Edu English Grade C, B or A in English 5 or English 6 English Grade C, B or A in English 5 or English 6
    Eiken Pre-1 1
    Duolingo 95 115

    If you do not meet the above requirements, you may be eligible for Conditional Admission.

    Please note: The English language requirement is waived for applicants educated in the following countries: Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Canada (no Quebec), Dominica, England, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Grand Cayman Islands, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland & Northern Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, New Zealand, Scotland, Sierra Leone, St. Christopher-Nevis, St. Kitt, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Swaziland, Tanzania, Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda, Virgin Islands, Wales, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    To ensure that the Study Abroad @ The Beach program is a good match with your academic and professional objectives, please submit a minimum 250-word essay explaining your academic and career goals, and how studying at CSULB can help you achieve those goals.