• Application Deadline
  • 4 months
    Duration

About

Typically, students choose Semester at CSUN in order to:

  • complete coursework (credits earned can be transferred to their home universities or can be applied toward a degree at CSUN or another U.S. university or college should that institution approve the credit transfer),
  • study subjects not taught or not available in their home countries,
  • gain new perspectives in their fields of study,
  • experience campus life at an American university, and/or
  • learn about the culture of Southern California

Students may choose from the many courses offered by the university each semester. Enrollment is on a space-available basis and requires students to meet the course prerequisites and obtain the department's/instructor's approval.

The full range of support services offered to Semester at CSUN students, includes academic advisement and assistance in choosing appropriate courses, assistance with registration, and general assistance throughout the semester to ease assimilation with campus life.

The Semester at CSUN program is delivered at California State University Northridge.

Programme Structure

SAC allows you to choose from the many courses offered by the university each semester and enroll on a space-available basis by meeting the course prerequisites and obtaining instructor approval. With some restrictions, the credits earned may be applied toward a degree at CSUN or another university or college, shortening the time needed to complete your degree.

As a SAC participant, you will enjoy access to the full range of support services offered by the IPP office. Academic advisement and assistance in choosing the appropriate course is provided, and you may use campus facilities, including the Oviatt Library, campus computer centers, and the Student Health Center.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS

Academic Requirements

Applicant MUST have ALL of the following satisfied before the application will be processed and a Form I-20 will be issued for the Semester at CSUN (SAC) program:
  • Be at least 18 years of age by the start of the program.
  • Have completed high school.
  • Be an Undergraduate level student in their home country (graduate students are accepted to the SAC program on a case-by-case basis).
  • Undergraduate level student has a minimum grade point average of 2.0, based on a 4.0 grading system, from an accredited institution. (graduate level student has a minimum grade point average of 2.5, based on a 4.0 grading system, from an accredited institution).
  • Meet the English-language proficiency (see “English-Language Proficiency” section below for list of tests and minimum scores).
  • A current IEP student who passes the IELTS, TOEFL, or obtains a TOEFL waiver and wants to study in SAC the upcoming semester must apply to SAC. Evaluation will be based on SAC program requirements.
  • Program Application Fee is received at the time of the online application. This fee is non-refundable.
  • All required documents are submitted at the time of the online application.
  • Program Tuition for the FIRST SEMESTER is received in FULL and successfully posted on the student’s account.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    6900 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6900 USD for the full programme and a duration of 4 months.
  • National Applies to you

    6900 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6900 USD for the full programme and a duration of 4 months.
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Living costs for Los Angeles

  • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.