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About the University 🏫

California State University Channel Islands: Your Gateway to an Authentic American Education

Nestled in the scenic beauty of Camarillo, California, California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) offers an unparalleled educational experience. Here's why CSUCI should be your top choice for studying abroad:

A Brief History

Part of the CSU System: CSUCI is a proud member of the California State University System, the largest public university system in the United States.

Academic Excellence

Value for Money: Known for offering the "Most valuable education for your money," CSUCI provides high-quality education at an affordable cost.

Diverse Study Areas: With a wide range of subjects and studies, the likelihood of finding merit-transferable courses is incredibly high.

Small Class Sizes: Education at CSUCI is personalized, with smaller classrooms that ensure you get the most out of your learning experience.

Campus Life

Spanish Architectural Beauty: The campus buildings, designed in Spanish style, are set against a backdrop of stunning natural scenery and proximity to the beach.

Intimate Community: With nearly 6,000 students, CSUCI offers an intimate campus environment where students form close-knit relationships through various social clubs, organizations, and sports clubs.

International Exposure

Global Network: CSUCI attracts students from around the world, offering you the opportunity to build a global network of friends and professional contacts.


Scenic Camarillo: Located in the picturesque city of Camarillo, the campus is just a short drive away from the beach, offering the perfect balance of academic rigor and leisure activities.

By choosing California State University Channel Islands, you're not just enrolling in an educational institution; you're becoming part of a close-knit community that will prepare you for a successful and fulfilling career in a diverse and interconnected world.

About the city 🌇

Camarillo, California: The Quintessential SoCal Experience for CSUCI Students

Nestled in the heart of Southern California, Camarillo offers a laid-back lifestyle that perfectly complements the academic rigor at California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI). Here's why Camarillo should be on every CSUCI student's radar:

A Sunny Paradise

With nearly year-round sunshine, Camarillo is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you're into hiking, cycling, or simply soaking up the sun, the city has something for everyone.


Compared to other parts of Southern California, Camarillo offers a more affordable cost of living. Average rent for a one-bedroom apartment ranges from $1,800 to $2,200 per month, making it a budget-friendly option for students.

Rich History

Named after the original family of ranchers who settled the area, Camarillo is steeped in agricultural history. Explore this heritage at local attractions like the Camarillo Ranch and the Commemorative Air Force Museum.

Adventure Awaits

For adrenaline junkies, the city offers unique experiences like skydiving with Skydive Coastal California or flying with Skyrider Ultralights.

Proximity to Beaches

When the ocean calls, you're just a short drive away from some of California's most beautiful beaches, including Point Hueneme and Malibu.

Strategic Location

Camarillo's prime location allows for easy weekend getaways. You're just an hour away from the bustling city of Los Angeles and approximately five hours from iconic destinations like Las Vegas and San Francisco.

Study Abroad Experience

Camarillo's diverse offerings, from its outdoor activities to its rich history, make it an ideal location for students at CSUCI looking to enrich their study abroad experience.

By choosing CSUCI, you're not just enrolling in a prestigious educational institution; you're gaining access to a city that offers a balanced lifestyle, perfect for making the most of your study abroad journey.

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Housing at California State University Channel Islands: Your Home Away From Home

When it comes to student accommodation, California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) offers a variety of options to suit every preference and budget. Here's what you can expect:

On-Campus Housing

Multiple Residential Complexes: CSUCI provides four distinct residential complexes to choose from—Santa Rosa Village, Santa Cruz Village, Anacapa Village, and Town Center.

Shared Living: Most of the residential complexes offer shared living spaces, allowing you to experience the camaraderie of campus life.

Private Options: For those who prefer a bit more privacy, Anacapa Village offers individual homes, setting it apart from the other complexes.


Fully Furnished: All on-campus housing options come fully furnished, providing you with all the essentials you need for comfortable living.

Community Spaces: Each residential complex features common areas where you can socialize, study, or simply relax.

Security: On-campus housing is equipped with security measures to ensure a safe and secure environment for all students.

By choosing to live on campus at CSUCI, you're not just finding a place to stay; you're becoming part of a vibrant community that enhances your academic and social experiences.

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Admission Requirements for Fulltime Degrees

Here is a description of the most important information for your study abroad. Rememeber, single semester study abroad (exchange) have often lower entry requirements and different course catalogues. Contact your advisor to hear about stipends, entry requirements, tuitions fees, course descriptions and more.
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What is the tuition and requirements for study abroad (exchange) students?

The study abroad (exchange student) programme will often have a different tuition fee and lower entry requirements. In addition, there might be a specific course catalog for study abroad exchange students. Book a call with a Uniclub advisor who will present you the requirements for single semester study abroad students, and how to navigate within the course catalog.

Additionally, you might be able to get exempt from taking a TOEFL or IELTS test as a study abroad (exchange) student. A Uniclub advisor will advise you on which universities have more flexbile English proficiency requirements.

What are the Semester Start Dates?

California State University Channel Islands uses a semester system for both full-degree students and semester abroad students studying to receive credit towards their home degree system. The semester system is equivalent in course load and duration to a three-trimester system. Students can start their studies in January, May or August.

See more about California State University Channel Islands's important dates in the academic calendar.

What are the Entry Requirements?

To apply for courses and programmes at California State University Channel Islands, you must meet the general and specific entry requirements.

Documents required from students to apply to California State University Channel Islands are:

  • Official copies of secondary school transcripts showing courses taken throughout the year and grades received (English version of the document)
  • Award Certificates
  • Passport
  • Health Insurance
  • Financial support
  • Evidence of English proficiency if you are a non-native English-speaking student.

See more about the entry requirements at California State University Channel Islands.

What are the English Requirements?

The English requirements to get admitted to California State University Channel Islands in Camarillo can be sufficed in several ways. Below are the options for students to prove their English proficiency:

You will be able to provide evidence of your English language skills if you have:

  • completed an English language test such as IELTS, Pearson, TOEFL or Cambridge
  • completed some types of university (tertiary) or high-school (secondary) studies taught in English

See more about the English requirements at California State University Channel Islands.

What are the Tuition Fees?

Tuition fees for international students at California State University Channel Islands vary depending on the course you choose. The tuition fee at California State University Channel Islands ranges from 17.000 USD to 27.000 USD per year for international students.

The tuition fee for a study abroad semester at California State University Channel Islands for 15 credits which equals to 30 ECTS is approx. 8.200 USD.

See more about California State University Channel Islands's tuition fees for international students.

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