Division of Graduate Studies

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International Admissions


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San Francisco is famous for its historic landmarks, cultural diversity, and thriving urban life. Located on the scenic coast of northern California, it is a diverse cosmopolitan center at the cutting edge of business, culture and entrepreneurship. Home to a civic-minded population from all over the world, San Francisco is a vibrant setting for students pursuing higher education.


San Francisco State University

SF State enrolls more international students than any other Master's degree-granting institution in the United States*. On average, SF State enrolls more than 2000 international students representing nearly 100 countries each year.


The international graduate admissions staff looks forward to introducing you to San Francisco State University and guiding you through the admissions process. If you currently hold a F1 VISA or intend to hold a F1 VISA while studying in the United States, please contact us by telephone or email. If you are currently in the San Francisco Bay Area, you may also drop in for advising.


Office hours: Monday - Friday 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm (or by appointment)
Telephone: 415-405-4005
Email: intlgrad@sfsu.edu
                  Division of Graduate Studies
                  Administration Building Room 250
                  1600 Holloway Avenue
                  San Francisco, CA 94132


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From downtown San Francisco: take MUNI Metro M-Oceanview streetcar. By Bart: Take any San Francisco-bound BART train to the Daly City BART station and then take the 28 or 28L bus line or the free SFSU shuttle. SFSU is also served by MUNI bus lines: 17, 18, 28, 29.

*according to the Institute of International Education.


"EducationUSA centers are the U.S. State Department's network of over 400 advising centers in 170 countries designed to assist local students find the appropriate college or university in the United States."

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*according to the Institute of International Education.

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