Apply to Cal Lutheran


Congratulations on your decision to pursue studies at Cal Lutheran!

We are excited to welcome you to our campus. Exchange students are valued members of our university. Please read below for details on the application process. Remember to consult with our home-institution advisor to receive a nomination.

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Students from the listed Cal Lutheran Exchange Partners may be nominated by their home insitution to apply as an exchange student to Cal Lutheran. Students from other institutions may apply as a tuition-paying study abroad student. Cal Lutheran's Exchange Partners:

  • Austria: FH Joanneum
  • France: ABS Paris (IGS Group)
  • Japan: Kansai Gaidai University
  • Scotland: University of Aberdeen

Please consult the Cal Lutheran Admissions website for more info 

Be nominated by your home institution

Exchange students must first be nominated by their home institution before completing or submitting application materials. Nomination deadlines:

  • Spring Term: October 18
  • Fall Term: March 15

Home institutions email candidate nominations to 

Apply to Cal Lutheran exchange program

Online application will be made available upon nomination. Supporting Documents: Official transcripts, Copy of your passport's identity page, Certificate of Financial Support (COFS). Once all materials are submitted, exchange students will receive email confirmation with I-20's and visa information. Students will also receive a MyCLU username and password and information about submitting their housing deposit. Application deadlines:

  • Spring Term: November 1
  • Fall Term: April 3

For proposed course selection, please refer to "Course Registration"