ONCAMPUS Cal State Monterey Bay is partnered with California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) and provides an extraordinary opportunity for international students to experience life in America's #1 study abroad destination - California. 

Top 3 reasons to study here

  • Live and study in California: The #1 U.S. destination for international students.
  • With more than 1,380 acres (5.2 km2), the campus has everything you’d expect from a great university.
  • Cal State Monterey Bay is one of 23 campuses of the California State System, the largest 4-year public university system in the U.S.



Guaranteed transfer: Progress on to Cal State Monterey Bay, on successful completion of the university transfer program.

Master's Programmes


Student services

We are committed to the success of our students, through our student support service we are able to support all of our students, providing a broad range of advice and guidance on personal, practical and academic issues. 

Housing services

  • At ONCAMPUS Cal State Monterey Bay you are part of the university from day one.You’ll live alongside American students in dormitories and have access to all the same facilities they do.
  • All ONCAMPUS Cal State Monterey Bay students will have accommodation on campus at Cal State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB).
  • This means you will quickly become part of the close-knit community that CSUMB is well known for, providing an excellent opportunity to get to know your fellow students and further immerse yourself in the local culture.

Residence halls:

  • Coed, with single gender rooms
  • Residence Advisor (RA) assigned to each floor for activity coordination and housing support
  • Residence Hall Director (RD) assigned to each residence

Student Life

Campus life

  • With more than 1,380 acres (5.2 km2), the campus has everything you’d expect from a great university: state-of-the-art library, new dorms and academic buildings, dining halls to accommodate all lifestyles, comprehensive athletic facilities and a buzzing student center.
  • CSUMB students enjoy small classes, enthusiastic professors, and a diverse student body from all over the world. And as one of the 23 campuses in the California State University, the largest 4-year public system in the U.S., CSUMB has access to comprehensive academic resources while maintaining a flexible, intimate, small school feel.

Sports facilities

Cal State Monterey Bay fields 13 NCAA Division II athletics teams including:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo

Outdoor Recreation is another very popular program that helps students explore all the adventures the Monterey area has to offer, like stand-up paddling, camping, kayaking, and rock-climbing, to name a few.

At the Otter Cycle Center, you can rent, store or repair your bike. Biking is a great way to get around campus, and makes trips to the beach a breeze — it can even serve as your main mode of transportation around town.

Student clubs

The university has more than 80 student clubs and organizations representing a wide range of interests from anime to men’s volleyball. Some are cultural, some are athletic, some political, some academic and some purely social. Plus, new clubs form every year, so if you don’t see a group you want to join, you can always start your own!


CSU Monterey Bay, as an institution of higher learning, is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). WASC has accredited over 170 colleges and universities in California, Hawaii and Mexico.

Monterey, California, United States

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