Semester Exchange - California State University

Semester Exchange - California State University

The Office of International Programs administers the California State University (CSU) Systemwide Student Exchange Program and has student exchange agreements with over 60 institutions worldwide. Our office is located at the CSU Office of the Chancellor in Long Beach, California which is the headquarters office for the CSU system, the largest university system in the United States which has 23 campuses and over 474,000 enrolled students throughout the State of California. This program gives qualified degree-seeking students from our exchange partners the opportunity to attend one of our 23 CSU campuses as an exchange student.

California State University (CSU) is the largest four-year public university system in the United States with 23 campuses. The California State University offers unlimited opportunities to help students fulfil their personal and professional goals. At our 23 campuses, students can choose from more than 1,800 bachelor's and master's degree programs in 240 subject areas. The CSU offers institutes and outreach programs that take the university’s talent and resources out into California’s communities. Additionally, a wide range of support services and scholarship programs are available to help students reach their goals.

Country: United States of America, North America
Program Dates: Fall semester: August - December | Spring: January - May (dates vary by campus)
Type of program: Exchange
Length of Program: 5 months
Language of Instruction: English
Campus Information: Students can choose to study at any of the 23 campuses located in California. Limited places are available in some locations and are competitive for entry, you must list upto four preferences in the Calstate system if Macquarie University nominates you. Further details on campus selection, including restrictions and preference eligibility can be found here (PDF link)
Course Details: Course Information | Course Restrictions (limited/competitive business)

Accommodation: Please refer to the accommodation link at each individual campus page - Campus Locations and Links

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this program, you must meet the following :

  • Students must be in good academic standing at their home university
  • Nomination from Macquarie university, English language proficiency for non-native speakers
  • Review the course information and restricted courses to check it is suitable for your degree program

How to apply

Important notes:

Application Fee: No fee

Payment Options: No fee

Logistics Fees: No fee

Insurance: Students are covered by Macquarie International insurance and must purchase extra insurance to cover the mid-semester break and any travel taken before or after the official start and end dates for the semester abroad.

Program Costs: You remain enrolled at Macquarie University and continue to pay your tuition fees to Macquarie University. As an exchange student you pay no tuition fees to host university. However, you must also always be prepared for unexpected expenses, and should consider how you will be dealing with the expenses of your exchange before you leave your home country. Prior to departure, you will need to save sufficient funds to cover all of your expenses for the duration of your exchange. Some costs to consider include: airfares, students visa (if required), travel health insurance, accommodation, food, additional travel, entertainment, textbooks, incidental expense. If you wish to work while you are away, it is important to note that work rights for international students vary from country to country. For further information about your visa restrictions please contact the consulate or embassy of your host country.

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CSU is the largest four-year public university system in the United States with 23 campuses. It is one of three public higher education systems in the state, with the other two being the University of California system and the California Community Colleges System. "

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Education; Engineering and IT; Environment; Health and medical sciences; Law, security and intelligence; Media, creative arts, and communication; Science; Society, history and languages

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Macquarie, Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Education, Engineering, Law, Art, Design, Exchange, California state, US

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AU$700 minimum

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Level of study
Undergraduate; Postgraduate

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