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Claremont Graduate University welcomes international students from all over the world. Representing more than 60 countries, CGU’s international students add to the diversity, culture, and scholarship of the university.

Learn more about the International student experience at CGU:



Why International Students Thrive at CGU
  • Location: Claremont, California, known as the “City of Trees and PhDs,” is a suburb of sunny Los Angeles. California is an international hub and the world’s fifth largest economy. Opportunities abound for networking and employment.
  • Global Student Body: CGU’s student body is 22% international, representing students from across 60 countries. We are the leader in international enrollment within the prestigious Claremont Colleges.
  • Fellowships: International students are eligible for departmental and institutional merit and need-based awards up to $30,000 per year.
  • Active College Town: International students enjoy a safe, vibrant atmosphere with the Claremont Village, hiking trails, and skiing all nearby. Students can take advantage of free bus rides and bike-friendly neighborhoods.
  • Housing: Student housing is adjacent to campus or a short distance away, right in the heart of the Claremont Village.
  • Convenient Access: There are three airports accessible to campus, and we are close to a train station serviced by Amtrak and Los Angeles Metro.
  • Personalized Approach: You are a name here, not a number. We approach your educational options with your unique goals in mind.
  • International Student Life: Our vibrant office of International Services is strongly connected within CGU and across the Claremont Colleges, and woven into our overall student life experience.
  • Diversity: Our students, faculty, and staff are multi-cultural and represent diverse cultures and backgrounds from across the world.
  • 100% Graduate: We specialize in graduate student education, with over 90 years of experience educating over 23,000 alumni from diverse countries.


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Admission Requirements

In addition to specific English proficiency requirements and international transcript guidelines, international applicants must abide by the same general admission requirements and processes that are required of domestic applicants. Visit our Frequently Asked Questions to view general admission requirements and use our Resources to guide you through the process.


Interested in becoming a CGU international recruitment partner?

Current and prospective CGU recruitment partners can find more information on our international recruitment partners website.