International Admissions

Spring 2018 Admissions Open August 1, 2017
Fall 2018 Admissions Open October 1, 2017


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.  San Francisco is a vibrant setting for students pursuing higher education. 

The International Graduate admissions team will help you become a student at SF State. Please contact us by telephone or email and we can guide you through the admissions process.  If you are currently in the San Francisco Bay Area, you may also drop in for advising.


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GRADUATE Advising Hours for International Students are:
Monday through Friday - 9am to 5pm

Telephone: 415-405-4005
                  Division of Graduate Studies
                  Administration Building Room 250
                  1600 Holloway Avenue
                  San Francisco, CA 94132

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SF State is conveniently accessible to BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) and MUNI (San Francisco bus & light-rail system) stations and the SF State free courtesy shuttle which can take you to the main campus and the BART station.

From downtown San Francisco:


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By MUNI: Take MUNI Metro M-Oceanview streetcar and get off at the SF State stop (19th and Holloway).

SF State University is also served by MUNI bus lines: 17, 18, 28, and 29


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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 SF State shuttle




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"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."


Click here to find your center!  *according to the Institute of International Education.