California State University Channel Islands is pleased to welcome international students. We are committed to academic excellence, community involvement, environmental responsibility, and leadership for the 21st century, and we invite international students to come join our vibrant, diverse campus community!

Virtual International Admissions

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our offices will be working remotely. In order to better serve our international students, we are now offering virtual services to help answer questions from students and/or families about International Admissions. We hope you will participate and contact us from one of the methods below:


What’s App Number: +18054373935 (Please send an SMS text any time of day)

WeChat ID: CSUCI_international

Zoom Meeting Office Hours

Wednesdays from 12:00pm – 1:00pm Pacific Standard Time (you can also email to set up an appointment time)

Click to join the meeting:

Open University via Extended University

Open University provides an opportunity for those who are not currently admitted to CSUCI to enroll in regular session, undergraduate credit courses on a "space available" basis, subject to the approval of the instructor. Spring 2021 courses will be provided online, a list of asynchronous courses offered in Fall 2020 is provided below.

Program information flyer (PDF, 148KB)

Fall 2020 asynchronous course schedule (PDF, 34.5KB) - The Spring 2021 course schedule will be published in November 2020 (some classes offered in Fall 2020 may not be offered in Spring 2021)

For more information, please visit the Open University webpage.

Graduate - Master's

CI offers Master's degrees in Business, Biotechnology, Dual Degree in MBA and Biotechnology, Computer Science, Mathematics and Education.

Learn More About Graduate Programs

Undergraduate - Bachelor's

Over 25 programs are available for international undergraduates.

Learn More About Undergraduate Programs

Semester at CI - Short-Term

Join us at CI to take courses for a semester or two to experience the campus life in Southern California.

Learn More About Semesters at CI

Incoming Exchange - Partner Universities

Exchange students can apply to study at CI through the bi-lateral partner exchange or the California State University’s International Programs.

Learn More About Incoming Exchange

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