Future Students

Welcome to San Francisco State University (SF State)!

This page is for visitors from around the world that are seeking information about SF State to earn a bachelor or post-graduate master degree as a non-US citizen.  Most international students (non-US citizen) will enter the university with a F-1 international student visa.  If that sounds like you, perfect!  We have created this webpage with you and your needs in mind.  Admission criteria, cost, application process and deadlines are slightly different from a U.S. citizen and we want to make sure that you receive the most accurate and up-to-date information as a Future International Student.  

Why SF State?


Undergraduate Programs

We offer bachelor's degrees in 78 academic areas with an additional 44 areas of concentration.  No matter what future you dream of - whether it’s in science, business, health care, the arts or public service - you can make that dream a reality at SF State.


Graduate Programs

We offer Master's degree in 62 academic areas with an additional 41 areas of concentration.  San Francisco is famous for its historic landmarks, cultural diversity, and thriving urban life. It is a vibrant setting for students pursuing higher education.  


Learn English

The American Language Institute (ALI) has been helping students reach their personal and professional goals since 1961. At the ALI, you will have high quality English language instruction, enthusiastic teachers and plenty of support.

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