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Fall 2021 and January 2022 Intakes

Our intake for our on-campus exchange for Fall 2021 is closed. Applications for virtual study for Fall 2021 is still being accepted until June 25, 2021 for the following campuses:  Long Beach, Monterey Bay and Sonoma.

The application, application instructions and additional resources for our January 2022 intake is currently being updated and will be available on this webpage by the end of June. In the interim, exchange applicants may use the documents below as a guide although information is subject to change for 2022.  Please check this webpage regularly for updated information.

To get familiar with our campuses, go to our webpage, "CSU Campuses at a Glance". This page provides links to all campuses plus it has other information that will help partners and students with selecting campuses for exchange. 

Click here to view a PowerPoint presentation for our Fall 2021 and January 2022 intakes.

Application for Fall 2021 only
CSU Systemwide Student Exchange Application. Prior versions of the application will not be accepted.

Application Instructions (click on hyperlink below)
- Application Instructions for First-Time Applicants for Fall 2022

Application for the January 2022 intake (for First-Time Applicants)
- This will be available by the end of June.

Deferral Form for Fall 2021 Applicants
- This will be available by the end of June. 

CSU Campus and Course Selection Guidelines.  This document provides information on how to select campuses and courses (subjects). Brief course descriptions are available on all campus websites. This document will be updated by mid-December.

CSU Subject/Course Information. This webpage contains information on courses, the credit system used at the CSU, course levels and other information. Brief course descriptions are available on all campus websites. Course syllabi (outlines) are provided on the first day of class although some campus departments provide their syllabi online. Refer to the webpage for more information.

English Language Proficiency Requirements.  This document explains the English language proficiency requirements for exchange applicants. Test scores should be submitted with the application. CSU campuses may request for original test results to be sent to them directly. 
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Declaration of Financial Support.  Applicants are required to complete and submit this form with their application. Applicants should be prepared to submit actual proof of finances (such as bank statements) upon request, after being placed at a campus. This is necessary to show that applicants have liquid funds available to support them while on exchange. The host CSU campus will contact the applicant to confirm the amount of funds needed, explain what constitutes acceptable forms of proof of financial support and advise if other forms are required in order to be admitted to the campus. Documents must be mailed directly to the host campus. 
  • CSU Campus Costs and Requirements for 2021-22. This is a guide to help students select campuses that fit within their budget. It includes information on the financial amounts that campuses require as well as minimum grade and TOELT/IELTS requirements for each campus. 
Student Health: Health/Immunization Requirements. Students attending CSU campuses are subject to immunization requirements. For further information, click on the above link for the Student Health website for the campus (or campuses) you wish to list on your application. It is important to look at the immunization requirements at the time you are applying to the CSU or at least six months prior to your scheduled arrival to your host CSU campus in order to schedule any immunization shots necessary.


Application Deadline Date for January 2022

Application Deadlines
CSU Campuses
20 Aug 2021

Fullerton, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Maritime Academy, San Luis Obispo**, San Diego and Sonoma. Late applications for these campuses will not be considered.

1 Sep 2021

Bakersfield, Channel Islands, Chico, Dominguez Hills, East Bay, Fresno*, Humboldt, Monterey Bay, Northridge*, Pomona, Sacramento*, San Bernardino, San Francisco*, San Jose*, San Marcos*, and Stanislaus*. 

*Late applications for these campuses may be considered until 20 September.

**The San Luis Obispo campus is the only campus that operates on the quarter system where three quarters equal to one academic year.