International Admission

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California Lutheran University is a private, residential university based in the greater Los Angeles area. We welcome students from around the world to our diverse campus in beautiful, sunny, and safe Thousand Oaks, California.


Undergraduate Majors

Find your major, get a well-rounded education, and prepare for what’s next.


Graduate Programs

Make a big career move and an even bigger impact in your professional field.


Did you know?

Cal Lutheran is ranked as one of the top 10 masters-granting universities in the Western United States by U.S. News & World Report.



Our students come from over 50 countries outside of the U.S. and represent a diversity of religious and cultural backgrounds.
Read more about the 
Lutheran educational experience and our commitment to diversity.

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Explore our beautiful campus in 360 degrees from your phone or computer, wherever you are.

  • Classrooms, labs, residence halls
  • Dining locations
  • Outdoor spaces

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Admissions Requirements

International Freshmen
Undergraduate First Year

Begin your process to apply to Cal Lutheran by submitting the Common Application.

International Transfers
Undergraduate Transfers

Are you transferring from a U.S. or international college or university?

International Graduate
International Graduate

Learn about our admission requirements for international graduate students.

English Language Program

Learn more about the ELS Centers in California and throughout the U.S. 

Brochures & Flyers

Download these materials to learn more details about our programs.

Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Brochure

Discover what makes Cal Lutheran such a great place to sudy in Southern California.

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Quick Facts Flyer

Discover what makes Cal Lutheran such a great place for international students to study.

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Graduate Programs

Graduate Programs Brochure

Learn about our graduate program in business, psychology and education.

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Admission Requirements and Costs for International Graduate Programs 

Earn a complete master’s degree in as little as one year (12 months) of accelerated and intense study.

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Notice about International Recruitment

California Lutheran University works with a select network of commission-based educational consultants, often referred to as counseling agents, around the globe. Counseling agencies serve as representatives for the university and equip students with information about the university and assist them throughout the application process. For more information please contact the Office of International Admission.