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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

CIHS welcomes international students from all over the world!  As such, CIHS is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant students and issue I-20 SEVIS forms to all eligible international applicants seeking F-1 visa status.  This includes international students coming from outside the U.S. and those who are already in the U.S. attending other SEVP-approved schools but wish to transfer to CIHS.

 

Due to COVID-19, all CIHS Spring 2022 and Summer 2022 classes are conducted online and as a result, CIHS is not able to issue I-20s for new international students during these 2 terms.  However, we are assessing the possibility of re-opening our campus for in-person classes and resuming the issuance of I-20s for new international students in the Fall 2022 term. If this happens, an announcement will be made. 

 

  • To be issued an I-20 by CIHS, prospective international students must verify sufficient financial resources and show English language proficiency.

  • International Students enrolled under F-1 visa status are not eligible for CIHS' tuition deferment plan. F-1 status students must pay their quarterly tuition in full at the time of registration for that quarter's classes.

  • CIHS students pay tuition and other related fees per course each quarter they are enrolled. 

  • Due to Federal Regulations, all F-1 students must attend CIHS full time (two full credit academic courses). One of these must be an on-campus class per quarter. In addition to that one on-campus class, they must also take an additional course which may be an online class. However, the visa requires at least one of the two courses a quarter to be a residential course.

  • CIHS is only able to accept and issue I-20s to M.A. and Ph.D. international applicants at this point.  However, B.A. applicants will be notified when CIHS is able to accept and issue I-20s for undergraduate international students. 

INTERNATIONAL APPLICATION PROCESS 


To begin the international application process, the materials listed below must be submitted to the CIHS Admissions Office via mail, email (admissions@cihs.edu), or uploaded to our online application portal at the time of your online application submission. Please note that GRE is not required for admission into any of our programs.
 

Required International Admission Application Materials: 

  • 1) A completed Online Application for Admission

  • 2) Non-refundable international admissions application fee ($100).

  • 3) Official undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts-with proof of degree completion-mailed to the CIHS address below.

  • 4) Two letters of recommendation (for M.A. and Ph.D. applicants) and one letter of recommendation (for B.A. applicants) from individuals who can address your academic and/or professional qualifications. There are 2 ways to submit the letter(s) of recommendation: ​

  • 5) A personal essay in which you explain the reason (s) for seeking admission to CIHS. The essay should show evidence that you have read the CIHS website, understand CIHS’ statement of mission and goals, and have some knowledge of the field of study of the program for which you are applying. Explain how this program could add to your academic background and help you fulfill professional and/or personal goals. Suggested length of narrative: 1-2 pages, double-spaced, Times New Roman, Font Size 12.  Approximately 1,250-1,500 words.

  • 6) A current curriculum vitae (CV) or resume, if applicable.  (for M.A. and Ph.D. applicants ONLY). 

  • 7) A representative term paper or another sample of academic or professional writing or publication(s). (for M.A. and Ph.D. applicants ONLY). For tips on how to choose a writing sample, click here.

  • 8) English Proficiency. ​Students whose native language is not English must submit a satisfactory English test score in one of the following English proficiency tests:​

    • IELTS-Academic     6.5 or higher

    • TOEFL iBT               79 or higher (CIHS TOEFL School Code is D107)

    • Cambridge CEFR*   C1 Level or higher (*CEFR= The Common European Framework of Reference

    • Duolingo                105 or higher

    • PTE-Academic**   53 or higher (**PTE=Pearson Test of English)

  • 9) International Students Seeking an I-20 for F-1 Student Visa Status must also submit the following items:

    • A current bank statement, within the last 3 months, showing at least $39,200 USD or its foreign currency equivalent.  

    • Affidavit of Support signed by the student and sponsor(s) if any. Click to download the Affidavit of Support Form.

    • Copy of applicant's passport biographical (name) page.

    • Married applicants who wish to bring their dependents (spouse and children), must submit additional documents as stated in the above Affidavit of Support Form. 

Documents submitted by mail:

California Institute for Human Science​

Admissions Office

701 Garden View Court

Encinitas, CA 92024

Documents submitted by e-mail:

admissions@cihs.edu


What Happens After You Apply:

Once your online application is submitted, and your supporting documents have been received by the Admissions Office, your file will be evaluated by the Admissions Committee and an admission decision will be rendered.  This process usually takes a couple of weeks from the time we receive ALL your supporting documents, therefore, we strongly recommend that you don't delay sending us the required admission documents, otherwise, the processing of your application will be delayed.  Accepted students will be notified via email. 

 

Note: Please ensure you use a functional email address when you submit your online application and check your email regularly. This way, we would be able to notify you to submit any additional documents needed to complete your admissions file.