Through the Tseng College, California State University Northridge offers international partners a rapidly expanding array of educational options through Educational Partnerships. Working with schools and colleges around the globe, the Tseng College can deliver a wide range of existing programs and custom-designed new programs for international organizations and institutions. The Educational Partnerships program is offered by California State University Northridge.


In addition, we can work with your institution to identify needs and create custom designed degree programs at the undergraduate or graduate levels for on-site, online or hybrid delivery.

The Tseng College also offers a growing number of CSUN degree programs completely online to allow students with Internet access to earn their degrees, regardless of location.

Qualified students from partnering institutions may apply directly to these academic programs.

Moreover, if your institution has a group of 25 or more students who qualify for one of our current online master’s degree programs, arrangements can be made for certain program components to be offered live at your own site.

Credit Courses to Complement Your Institution’s CurriculumCSUN credit courses can be made available to partnering institutions. With the approval of the appropriate CSUN academic department, such courses can be taught by your institution’s own instructors (if qualified), or by CSUN faculty members.Curriculum Development Services

CSUN faculty can assist partnering institutions in the development of undergraduate or graduate curricula that are consistent with those of the same disciplines in the California State Universities (CSUs) and in keeping with U.S. regional accreditation guidelines.

Curriculum development services include providing course catalogs, academic policy guidelines and general syllabi for proposed programs, as well as identifying faculty (from CSUN or other CSU campuses) to collaborate with partner institutions on curriculum development.

CSUN International Partners

International educational institutions with which CSUN’s Tseng College has partnered include Buraimi University College in Oman, Fukuoka Women’s College in Japan, NamSeoul University in Korea, and Shanghai Normal University in China.

The Educational Partnerships degree course is delivered at California State University Northridge.

Programme Structure

  • Academic degree and certificate programs
  • Professional development courses and training programs
  • Credit courses that complement the curricula of partnering institutions
  • Credit courses for teachers and administrators at educational institutions (Prekindergarten to grade-16)
  • English-language and college-preparation programs for institution-sponsored students

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    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.

Academic Requirements

Program Requirements

All applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have completed high school
  • Have a 2.0 minimum grade point average for university courses (based on a 4.0 grading system) or equivalent
  • Meet the English-language proficiency requirement for undergraduate students:
TOEFL iBT = 61 or IELTS = 6.0 (contact the SAC program for country-specific equivalencies that are also accepted)

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.


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.