Prospective Students

This page is for students from other countries who are interested in San Francisco State University (SF State) to earn a bachelor's or post-graduate master's degree as a non-US citizen.

Most international students (non-US citizens) study at SF State with an F-1 student visa. We have created this webpage with this type of student and their needs in mind. Admission criteria, cost, the 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 SF State student!

Why San Francisco State?

Strong Student Support
New virtual recreation programs, study groups
Passionate Professors
More attention from the instructors
Alumni Success
Top feeder school to top industries in the Bay Area
With international students attending from over 90 different countries, walking across our campus is like walking across the world.

Meet Our International Students

The Business program at SF State offered me courses like managing enterprise data and building business applications that are helping me with my job at Google. -Thinh Tang

Meet Cho Mie Mie Pyone
B.S. Hospitality & Tourism Management

Meet Mayuresh Bhanuvanshe
M.S. Engineering

Meet Ziyan Feng
B.A. Visual Communication Design

Meet Kasemsuk Kiatsukasem
B.S. Business (International Business)

Meet Chayanee Jantaradaval
B.S. Business (International Business)

Meet Thinh Tang
B.S. Business (Information Systems)

Last updated: September 2021

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