Requirements by Country

University Admission Criteria by Country

Graduate admission at SFSU is a two part process. You must apply to the University and to your prospective department. Review your prospective program's website for department specific admission criteria and deadline.


The general university admission requirements are:

  1. Hold the equivalent of a U.S. Bachelor's degree
    If you were educated outside of the United States, you must have earned a degree or diploma that SFSU considers to be the equivalent to a U.S. Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. An official determination of eligibility will be made during the application process.
  2. Have the equivalent of a U.S. 3.0 GPA or "B" average
    Your overall marks, average exam scores or average grade earned should be better than average or better than passing.
  3. English language proficiency
    You must demonstrate your English language ability by submitting a TOEFL or IELTS score that meets our minimum requirement or hold a U.S. Bachelor's or Master's degree. Individuals educated in English speaking countries do not need to provide a TOEFL, IELTS or PTE score.

Find your Country:

Country Requirements from A - Z

 

Country Name

A

Afghanistan

Albania

Algeria

Argentina

Armenia

Australia

Austria

Azerbaijan

 

B

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Belarus

Belgium

Belize

Benin

Bhutan

Bolivia

Bosnia-Herzegovina

Botswana

Brazil

Brunei

Bulgaria

 

C

Cambodia

Cameroon

Canada

Chad

Chile

China

Colombia

Costa Rica

Cote d'Ivoire

Croatia

Cuba

Cyprus

Czech Republic

 

D

Denmark

Dominican Republic

 

E

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

Eritrea

Estonia

Ethiopia

 

F

Finland

France

 

G

Gabon

Georgia

Germany

Ghana

Greece

Guatemala

Guyana

 

H

Honduras

Hong Kong

Hungary

 

I

Iceland

India

Indonesia

Iran

Ireland

Israel

Italy

 

J

Japan

Jordan

 

K

Kenya

Krygyzstan

Kuwait

 

L

Lebanon

Libya

 

M

Macau

Madagascar

Malawi

Malaysia

Mali

Mauritania

Mauritius

Mexico

Moldova

Mongolia

Morocco

 

N

Nepal

Netherlands

New Zealand

Nicaragua

Nigeria

Norway

 

O

Oman

 

P

Pakistan

Palestine

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

 

Q

Qatar

 

R

Romania

Russia

Rwanda

 

S

Saudi Arabia

Serbia

Sierra Leone

Singapore

South Africa

South Korea

Spain

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Sweden

Switzerland

 

T

Taiwan

Tanzania

Thailand

Tunisia

Turkey

Turkmenistan

 

U

Uganda

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

Uruguay

Uzbekistan

 

V

Venezuela

Vietnam

 

Y

Yemen

 

Z

Zambia

Zimbabwe