San Francisco State University

SAN FRANCISCO, USA

Brief information

According to AbbreviationFinder, San Francisco State University is part of the renowned California State Universities system and consists of seven distinct colleges: Liberal and Creative Arts, Business, Education, Ethnic Studies, Extended Learning, Health and Social Sciences, and Science and Engineering.

Courses are offered both in the undergraduate and in the postgraduate area. We can place students at SF State for one or two semesters abroad, selected postgraduate, bachelor’s, master’s, MBA and doctoral programs as well as for summer sessions and language courses.

The university is recognized as one of the leading colleges in educating international students. But she has also been able to develop a particularly good reputation in the humanities and also maintains close relationships with the government, business and other educational institutions.

  • Website der San Francisco State University

University facts

Year of foundation: 1899

Type of university: State university

Number of Students: Total 30500, 26400 Undergraduate, 4100 Postgraduate, International 1500

Accreditations:

  • AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
  • WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges)

Academic year:

The academic year at San Francisco State University is divided into two semesters.

Study programs

  • Academic Gap Year
  • postgraduate studies
  • semester abroad
  • bachelor’s degree
  • Master’s degree
  • MBA
  • Promotion
  • language courses
  • Study preparation
  • Summer Sessions

San Francisco State University offers international students the option of spending a semester or two studying abroad in one of the most diverse cities in the world. You have a wide range of courses from the regular range of courses at the university in business, engineering, design, communications, international relations, social sciences and many other areas at your disposal.

Courses in most of these subjects can be taken at both bachelor’s and master’s level, with the exception of master’s courses in business and some courses in education.

In addition, international students can also take courses from the university’s continuing education program (certificates) in the areas of business administration, international business and hospitality and tourism management as part of a semester abroad at SF State.

  • Semesterprogramm der San Francisco State University
  • Semesterprogramm der San Francisco State University (Certificates)

Fees

  • Fall Semester 2022

Tuition Fee

6324,00 USD

The links below provide more information on San Francisco State University tuition fees.

The fees specified for the certificates are valid for a whole academic year, i.e. two semesters. Accordingly, the fees for one semester are half.

  • Tuition at San Francisco State University
  • Tuition Fees at San Francisco State University (Certificates)

Financing options

Those who spend a semester abroad at San Francisco State University can, among other things, apply for foreign BAföG. Eligible students receive a subsidy towards tuition fees of up to EUR 4600, a flat-rate travel allowance and a subsidy towards health insurance and living expenses.

Requirements

To participate in the San Francisco State University semester program, applicants must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma.

They must also have a sufficiently good knowledge of English, which they can demonstrate using a standardized language test such as the TOEFL or the IELTS.

In order to take master ‘s courses, they usually also need a first degree in the respective subject and a good average grade in their previous studies.

The language skills can be proven by one of the following test results or documents:

Undergraduate Postgraduate
DAAD language test B2 level in all areas B2 level in all areas
IELTS 6.0 6.5
TOEFL (internet-based) 61 80

The language certificate cannot be submitted later.

  • San Francisco State University Application Requirements

Degrees/Courses

Degrees/Courses in English – Undergraduate

  • Bachelor of Arts in Africana Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in American Indian Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in American Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Apparel Design and Merchandising
  • Bachelor of Arts in Art
  • Bachelor of Arts in Art – Studio Art
  • Bachelor of Arts in Art History
  • Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Studio Art
  • Bachelor of Arts in Asian American Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts in Child and Adolescent Development
  • Bachelor of Arts in Child and Adolescent Development – Early Childhood
  • Bachelor of Arts in Child and Adolescent Development – School Age Child and Family
  • Bachelor of Arts in Child and Adolescent Development – Youth Work and Out of School Time
  • Bachelor of Arts in Chinese – Chinese Language
  • Bachelor of Arts in Chinese – Chinese Literature and Linguistics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Chinese – Flagship Chinese Language
  • Bachelor of Arts in Cinema
  • Bachelor of Arts in Cinema – Animation
  • Bachelor of Arts in Classics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature
  • Bachelor of Arts in Consumer and Family Sciences
  • Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Dance
  • Bachelor of Arts in Earth Sciences
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics
  • Bachelor of Arts in English
  • Bachelor of Arts in English – Creative Writing
  • Bachelor of Arts in English – English and American Literature
  • Bachelor of Arts in English – English Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in English – Linguistics
  • Bachelor of Arts in English – Linguistics
  • Bachelor of Arts in English – Linguistics
  • Bachelor of Arts in English – Literature
  • Bachelor of Arts in English – Literature
  • Bachelor of Arts in French
  • Bachelor of Arts in Geography
  • Bachelor of Arts in German
  • Bachelor of Arts in History
  • Bachelor of Arts in Humanities
  • Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
  • Bachelor of Arts in Italian
  • Bachelor of Arts in Japanese
  • Bachelor of Arts in Jewish Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism
  • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism – Photojournalism
  • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism – Print and Online Journalism
  • Bachelor of Arts in Labor and Employment Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Latina / Latino Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics – Mathematics for Advanced Study
  • Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics – Mathematics for Liberal Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics – Teaching
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Religion
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Work
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Spanish
  • Bachelor of Arts in Technical and Professional Writing
  • Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies and Planning
  • Bachelor of Arts in Women and Gender Studies
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology – Botany
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology – Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology – Ecology
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology – Marine Biology and Limnology
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology – Microbiology
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology – Physiology
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology – Zoology
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Decision Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Finance
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Marketing
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Communicative Disorders
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Dietetics
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies – Natural Resource Management and Conservation
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design
  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design – Product Design and Development
  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design – Product Design and Development
  • Bachelor of Science in Interior Design
  • Bachelor of Science in International Business
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology – Exercise and Movement Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology – Physical Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Physics
  • Bachelor of Science in Physics – Astronomy
  • Bachelor of Science in Physics – Physics for Teaching
  • Bachelor of Science in Physics – Astrophysics
  • Bachelor of Science in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Statistics
  • Bachelor of Science in Visual Communication Design
  • Certificate in Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Certificate in Autism Spectrum
  • Certificate in Biotechnology
  • Certificate in Business Administration
  • Certificate in Business Administration
  • Certificate in Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Certificate in Commercial Real Estate
  • Certificate in Conflict Resolution
  • Certificate in Cooperative Education
  • Certificate in Digital Animation
  • Certificate in Digital Media Production
  • Certificate in Early Childhood Special Education
  • Certificate in English: Immigrant Literacies
  • Certificate in English: Teaching Composition
  • Certificate in English: Teaching Post-Secondary Reading
  • Certificate in Ethnic Studies
  • Certificate in Exercise Physiology
  • Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Certificate in Film and Media Studies
  • Certificate in Genetic Engineering
  • Certificate in Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Certificate in Immigrant Literacies
  • Certificate in Information Technology Auditing
  • Certificate in International Business
  • Certificate in Movement Science
  • Certificate in Music / Recording Industry
  • Certificate in Paralegal Studies
  • Certificate in Physical Activity: Social Scientific Perspectives
  • Certificate in Pre-health Professions
  • Certificate in Pre-nursing
  • Certificate in Reading
  • Certificate in Screenwriting
  • Certificate in Spanish-English Interpretation
  • Certificate in Teaching of Composition
  • Certificate in Teaching Post-secondary Reading
  • Certificate in Training Systems Development
  • Certificate in Weather Study
  • Certificate in Youth and Human Services Non-profit Agency Administration
  • Minor in African Studies
  • Minor in Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Studies
  • Minor in Athletic Coaching
  • Minor in California Studies
  • Minor in Computing Applications
  • Minor in Critical Social Thought
  • Minor in Education
  • Minor in English and American Literature
  • Minor in European Studies
  • Minor in Global Peace, Human Rights, and Justice Studies
  • Minor in Holistic Health
  • Minor in Human Sexuality Studies
  • Minor in Industrial Arts
  • Minor in Latin American Studies
  • Minor in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies
  • Minor in Middle East and Islamic Studies
  • Minor in Modern Greek Studies
  • Minor in Museum Studies
  • Minor in Pacific Asian Studies
  • Minor in Persian Studies
  • Minor in Race and Resistance Studies
  • Minor in Recreation
  • Minor in Religious Studies
  • Minor in Russian
  • Minor in Sexuality Studies
  • Minor in South Asian Studies
  • Minor in Special Education
  • Minor in World Development Studies
  • Minor in World Music and Dance
  • Women’s Health Issues: Minor

Studies/Courses in English – Postgraduate

  • Master of Arts in Anthropology
  • Master of Arts in Art
  • Master of Arts in Asian American Studies
  • Master of Arts in Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts
  • Master of Arts in Chinese
  • Master of Arts in Cinema Studies
  • Master of Arts in Classics
  • Master of Arts in Communication Studies
  • Master of Arts in Comparative Literature
  • Master of Arts in Composition
  • Master of Arts in Creative Writing
  • Master of Arts in Design
  • Master of Arts in Education – Adult Education
  • Master of Arts in Education – Educational Administration
  • Master of Arts in Education – Educational Administration
  • Master of Arts in Education – Equity and Social Justice in Education
  • Master of Arts in Education – Equity and Social Justice in Education
  • Master of Arts in Education – Instructional Technologies
  • Master of Arts in Education – Instructional Technologies
  • Master of Arts in Education – Language and Literacy Education
  • Master of Arts in Education – Secondary Education
  • Master of Arts in Education: Concentration in Early Childhood Education
  • Master of Arts in English – Composition
  • Master of Arts in English – Creative Writing
  • Master of Arts in English – Linguistics
  • Master of Arts in English – Literature
  • Master of Arts in English – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Master of Arts in English – TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
  • Master of Arts in English – Linguistics
  • Master of Arts in English – Literature
  • Master of Arts in Ethnic Studies
  • Master of Arts in French
  • Master of Arts in Geography
  • Master of Arts in Geography – Resource Management and Environmental Planning
  • Master of Arts in German
  • Master of Arts in Gerontology
  • Master of Arts in History
  • Master of Arts in Human Sexuality Studies
  • Master of Arts in Human Sexuality Studies
  • Master of Arts in Humanities
  • Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies / Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Master of Arts in International Relations
  • Master of Arts in Italian
  • Master of Arts in Japanese
  • Master of Arts in Mathematics
  • Master of Arts in Museum Studies
  • Master of Arts in Music
  • Master of Arts in Philosophy
  • Master of Arts in Political Science
  • Master of Arts in Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Psychology – Clinical Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Psychology – Developmental Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Psychology – Mind, Brain & Behavior
  • Master of Arts in Psychology – Social Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Spanish
  • Master of Arts in Theatre Arts
  • Master of Arts in Women and Gender Studies
  • Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts – Design / Technical Production
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Science in Biology – Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Master of Science in Biology – Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology (EECB)
  • Master of Science in Biology – Marine Biology
  • Master of Science in Biology – Microbiology
  • Master of Science in Biology – Physiology and Behavioral Biology
  • Master of Science in Biomedical Science
  • Master of Science in Chemistry
  • Master of Science in Chemistry – Biochemistry
  • Master of Science in Communicative Disorders
  • Master of Science in Computer Science
  • Master of Science in Engineering
  • Master of Science in Engineering – Embedded Electrical and Computer Systems
  • Master of Science in Engineering – Energy Systems
  • Master of Science in Engineering – Structural/ Earthquakes
  • Master of Science in Geographic Information Science
  • Master of Science in Geosciences
  • Master of Science in Kinesiology
  • Master of Science in Marine Science
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Physics
  • Master of Science in Psychology – School Psychology
  • Master of Science in Psychology – Industrial / Organizational Psychology
  • Master of Science in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism
  • Master of Social Work

Campus

The main campus of San Francisco State University is located in southwest San Francisco, just a mile from the Pacific Ocean and also not far from downtown.

Everything is available here that students need for successful studies and to feel good. Leisure activities such as shops, restaurants etc. are also very close by.

San Francisco State University’s second campus, Downtown Campus, is located in the heart of the northeast of the city, not far from the San Francisco Bay. The university occupies a huge area on the fifth and sixth floors of the Westfield San Francisco Center.

The 33 classrooms are grouped around a beautiful glass atrium that offers students great views in all directions, including down a shopping street.

Then there are smaller offshoots of the university, such as a camp in the Sierra Nevada or the Moss Landing Marine Laboratories.

  • San Francisco State University campus maps

Housing

Various accommodation options are available to international students.

The following accommodation options are available:

  • student residence
  • Apartments on campus
  • Private Apartments / Hotels

San Francisco

With a population of 740,000, San Francisco is the fourth largest city in the US state of California. It is located at the tip of the San Francisco Peninsula and is the center of the San Francisco Bay Area. The city is the second most densely populated in the United States.

Known for its months of fog, the 43 steep hills within the city limits, the mix of Victorian and modern architecture, and the location surrounded on three sides by the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay.

Well-known places in the city are the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, the Cable Cars, the Transamerica Pyramid and Chinatown. In addition to Alcatraz, other islands also belong to the city area, including Treasure Island and neighboring Yerba Island. Some neighborhoods are named after the hill they’re on, like Nob Hill, Pacific Heights, Russian Hill, or Telegraph Hill.

The climate in San Francisco is Mediterranean with mild winters and warm summers. The average annual temperatures vary between 10 °C and 17 °C.

A great way to spend free time is in the city’s largest and most famous park, Golden Gate Park, which stretches from the city center to the ocean. It is home to thousands of non-native trees and plants and has a number of attractions such as the Conservatory of Flowers, the Japanese Tea Garden and the Strybing Arboretum. The city’s oldest park is Buena Vista Park, and a well-known museum is the Museum of Modern Art.

San Francisco State University