International Education Program at College of San Mateo - International Student Experience
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International Education Program

Current Students

Current International Scholarship Opportunities

College of San Mateo offers many scholarships with awards ranging from $100 to approximately $2,500. CSM awards more than $250,000 in scholarships every year in May. There is one application to complete but you will be eligible for many scholarships that can help you pay for books, tuition, transportation or other expenses. You must apply by the deadline in early February. The International Student Center can assist you with completing the scholarship application and provide you with a letter of recommendation. Visit for more information.

Useful Links

  • Cort - Provides furniture rental packages and housing information for students living off-campus.
  • Ikea - Sells ready-to-assemble furniture at great prices.
  • SamTrans - Public bus transportation. CSM is served by bus routes the 250, the 260, and the 294.
  • Caltrain - Local railway system on the San Francisco-Peninsula area.
  • Clipper - The all-in-one transit card that keeps track of any passes, discount tickets, ride books and cash value that you load onto it. Used for travel on samTrans and Caltrain.
  • SuperShuttle - Cheaper alternative to taking a taxi from the airport. CSM cannot provide airport pick-up.
San Mateo Community College District International website
F-1 International Student Visa/I-94
  • Student Visa Video (EN) - Helpful video produced by the U.S. embassy in Vietnam showing an F-1 visa interview.
  • USCIS - Homepage to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services website.
  • Visa Wait Times - For interview appointments and processing.
  • Arrival Form I-94 - Customs Border Patrol has automated the I-94 process. Use this link to print-out your I-94.
Transcript Evaluation Service
  • Foreign Transcript Evaluation - For admissions purposes we will accept an English translation of your transcripts. If you would like credit of your work to apply to an Associate degree at College of San Mateo, please visit the Foreign Transcript Evaluation website.