International Graduate Student Program

Award is intended for the 2023-2024 academic year.

The International Graduate Student Program will be awarded to continuing international graduate students. Recipients of this award will each receive $1,000.00. Award recipients will be chosen on the basis of a personal statement, a letter of recommendation, and a minimum CSUN GPA of 3.5. Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time graduate student for the academic year. New incoming international graduate students, credential only or certificate students are not eligible.

Award Amount: $1000 for the academic year.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants & recipients must be in F-1 student status.
  • Applicants must have a minimum CSUN GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • Applicants must be a continuing matriculated F-1 student enrolled in a master’s or doctorate program.
  • Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time graduate student at CSUN (8 units) for the academic year.
  • Applicants must submit a personal statement (maximum one page, double-spaced) in which you provide a response to a provided prompt.
  • Applicants must request one letter of recommendation from a CSUN faculty member (no personal letters).
  • Applicants must submit a copy of their CSUN unofficial transcript.
  • Recipients must participate in CSUNposium which will be held in the spring semester.

Not Eligible:

  • Graduate students who plan on graduating at the end of the Fall 2023 term are not eligible to apply as this award will be disbursed during the Spring 2024 term.
  • Applicants who have previously received this award.
  • Applicants enrolled in a credential program or certificate program.
  • New incoming international graduate students.
  • Any CSU employee or their dependents receiving a university fee waiver are not eligible (does not apply to TSs, GAs, ISAs, or student assistants).

Please note that your recommendation letter, personal statement and unofficial transcripts must be submitted through the myMatador Scholarship system. Your recommender will receive a request to submit the recommendation letter through the system, but please follow up with them to make sure that they submit by the due date.

For questions regarding this scholarship opportunity please contact the Office of Graduate Studies @ (818) 677-2138.

Supplemental Questions
  1. I am enrolled in a CSUN master's or doctorate degree program during the Fall 2023 & Spring 2024 terms.
  2. I am enrolled in 8 units or more.
  3. I am a new international graduate student starting in Fall 2023.
  4. I understand that I am required to participate in CSUNposium which will be held in the spring term.
  5. Personal Statement: Please describe why you chose to pursue a graduate degree in the United States and specifically at CSUN.
  6. Please request: A letter of recommendation from a CSUN faculty member. No personal letters. The letter should include a signature, title, and contact information.
  7. Please upload: Copy of your CSUN unofficial transcript.
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