San Jose State University

SAN JOSE, USA

Brief information

Founded in 1857, San José State University is the founding campus of the California State University System, which now has 23 universities. It is considered the oldest public higher education institution on the entire West Coast of the United States.

According to AbbreviationFinder, the university stands out particularly in terms of internationality, as it has a large proportion of students from all over the world. US News & World Report ranks SJSU in the top 15 of ” America’s Best Colleges ” with master’s degrees.

The most popular are business, engineering, visual and performing arts, nursing, psychology, justice studies, biology, kinesiology, journalism, and computer science majors.

At San José State University, great importance is attached to good contact with the future world of work, which is already established through jobs, excursions, guest lectures and, last but not least, the central location of the university in San José. Thanks to the proximity to Silicon Valley, students in particular who are interested in the high-tech industry can get a good start.

the dr The university’s Martin Luther King Jr. Library is special, by the way: It is the first library in the country that was founded, managed and operated jointly by a city and a university.

  • Website der San José State University

University facts

Year of foundation: 1857

Type of university: State university

Number of students: Total 30000, 25100 undergraduate, 4700 postgraduate

Accreditations:

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

Academic year:

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

Study programs

  • Academic Gap Year
  • semester abroad
  • bachelor’s degree
  • Master’s degree
  • MBA
  • Promotion
  • language courses

The Semester at SJSU semester program enables its participants to freely choose courses across semesters and departments from all university courses in the bachelor’s degree programs offered at SJSU for a period of one or two semesters. As the final authority, the professors on site decide

on admission to the individual courses based on the available places and the individual previous knowledge of the applicants. The Semester at SJSU program is

managed and administered by the International Gateways Office SJSU, as they have the most experience in looking after international students and can also – if necessary – offer supportive language courses.

  • San Jose State University semester program

Fees

  • Fall Semester 2022

Tuition

7000,00 USD

Application Fee

150,00 USD

Information on the tuition fees can be found under the following link.

  • Tuition at San Jose State University

Financing options

A semester abroad at the SJSU can be partly financed by foreign BAföG . Eligible students will have part of the tuition fee waived (maximum EUR 4600). They also receive support with travel and living expenses and health insurance.

Requirements

Applicants for the Semester at SJSU Program must have a high school diploma and a working knowledge of English.

The TOEFL and IELTS as well as the DAAD test or an official certificate of level “B2” within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ​​are accepted as proof.

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

Undergraduate
DAAD language test B2 level in all areas
IELTS 6.0
TOEFL (internet-based) 71
TOEIC 750

The language certificate cannot be submitted later.

  • San Jose State University Application Requirements

Degrees/Courses

Degrees/Courses in English – Undergraduate

  • Bachelor of Arts in African-American Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Art – Art History and Visual Culture
  • Bachelor of Arts in Art – Design Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Art – Studio Practice
  • Bachelor of Arts in Art – Studio Practice – Preparation for Teaching
  • Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biological Science
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biological Science – Preparation for Teaching
  • Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Arts in Child and Adolescent Development
  • Bachelor of Arts in Child and Adolescent Development – Preparation for Teaching
  • Bachelor of Arts in Chinese
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies – Preparation for Teaching
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communicative Disorders and Sciences
  • Bachelor of Arts in Creative Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts in Creative Arts – Preparation for Teaching
  • Bachelor of Arts in Dance
  • Bachelor of Arts in Earth Science
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics
  • Bachelor of Arts in English
  • Bachelor of Arts in English – Career Writing
  • Bachelor of Arts in English – Creative Writing
  • Bachelor of Arts in English – Preparation for Teaching
  • Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies – Preparation for Teaching
  • Bachelor of Arts in French
  • Bachelor of Arts in French – Preparation for Teaching
  • Bachelor of Arts in Geography
  • Bachelor of Arts in German
  • Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in History
  • Bachelor of Arts in Humanities – American Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Humanities – Asian Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Humanities – European Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Humanities – Liberal Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts in Humanities – Middle East Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Humanities – Religious Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Technology – Computer Electronics and Network Technology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Technology – Manufacturing Systems
  • Bachelor of Arts in Japanese
  • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies – Cross-Cultural Studies in Mexican and American Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies – Preparation for Teaching
  • Bachelor of Arts in Life Science – Biodiversity Stewardship
  • Bachelor of Arts in Life Science – Preparation for Teaching
  • Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics – Preparation for Teaching
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Arts in Physics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Physics – Preparation for Teaching
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Radio-Television-Film
  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Science
  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Science – Preparation for Teaching
  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Work
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology – Community Change
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology – Social Interaction
  • Bachelor of Arts in Spanish
  • Bachelor of Arts in Spanish – Preparation for Teaching
  • Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts – Preparation for Teaching
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art – Animation / Illustration
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art – Digital Media Art
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art – Photography
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art – Pictorial Art
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art – Spatial Art
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design
  • Bachelor of Music in Music – Composition
  • Bachelor of Music in Music – Jazz Studies
  • Bachelor of Music in Music – Music Education
  • Bachelor of Music in Music – Performance
  • Bachelor of Science in Advertising
  • Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics – Applied and Computational Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics – Economics and Actuarial Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics – Statistics
  • Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training
  • Bachelor of Science in Aviation
  • Bachelor of Science in Biological Science – Conservation and Organismal Biology
  • Bachelor of Science in Biological Science – Marine Biology
  • Bachelor of Science in Biological Science – Microbiology
  • Bachelor of Science in Biological Science – Molecular Biology
  • Bachelor of Science in Biological Science – Systems Physiology
  • Bachelor of Science in Biological Science, Preparation for Teaching
  • Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Accounting Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Corporate Financial Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Entrepreneurship
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Finance
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – General Business
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Human Resource Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – International Business
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Management Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Marketing
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry – Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies – Energy
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies – Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies – Environmental Restoration and Resource Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science – Biology
  • Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science – Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science in General Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Geology
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Science – Community Health Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Science – Gerontology
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Science – Health Professions
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Science – Health Services Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design
  • Bachelor of Science in Journalism
  • Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology – Preparation for Teaching
  • Bachelor of Science in Materials Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Meteorology
  • Bachelor of Science in Meteorology – Climate Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing – RN to BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science – Dietetics
  • Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science – Food Science and Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science – Packaging
  • Bachelor of Science in Physics
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Relations
  • Bachelor of Science in Recreation
  • Bachelor of Science in Recreation – Recreation Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Recreation – Recreation Therapy
  • Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering
  • Minor in African Studies
  • Minor in Advertising
  • Minor in Aerospace
  • Minor in African Studies
  • Minor in African-American Studies
  • Minor in American Studies
  • Minor in Ancient and Medieval History
  • Minor in Anthropology
  • Minor in Area Studies
  • Minor in Art – Architectural Studies
  • Minor in Art – Art History and Visual Culture
  • Minor in Art – Photography
  • Minor in Art – Studio Art
  • Minor in Art – Teaching-Art Education
  • Minor in Asian American Studies
  • Minor in Asian History
  • Minor in Asian Studies
  • Minor in Astronomy
  • Minor in Atmospheric and Seismic Hazards
  • Minor in Atypical Child Studies
  • Minor in Aviation
  • Minor in Bioengineering
  • Minor in Biological Science
  • Minor in Business
  • Minor in Chemistry
  • Minor in Child and Adolescent Development
  • Minor in Chinese
  • Minor in Climate Change Strategies
  • Minor in Communication in the Information Age
  • Minor in Communication Studies
  • Minor in Community Service Learning
  • Minor in Complementary and Alternative Health Practices
  • Minor in Computer Science
  • Minor in Creative Arts
  • Minor in Dance
  • Minor in Deaf Education
  • Minor in Economics
  • Minor in Education
  • Minor in Electronics
  • Minor in Engineering Management
  • Minor in English – Comparative Literature
  • Minor in English – Creative Writing
  • Minor in English – Literature
  • Minor in English – Professional and Technical Writing
  • Minor in Environmental Studies
  • Minor in Environmental Studies – Energy Policy and Green Building
  • Minor in Environmental Studies – Park Ranger and Administration
  • Minor in Environmental Studies – Sustainable Water Resources
  • Minor in European History
  • Minor in Food Science
  • Minor in French
  • Minor in General History
  • Minor in Geographic Information Science
  • Minor in Geography
  • Minor in Geology
  • Minor in German
  • Minor in Gerontology
  • Minor in Global Leadership and Innovation
  • Minor in Global Studies
  • Minor in Graphic Design
  • Minor in Green Engineering
  • Minor in Health Professions
  • Minor in Health Science
  • Minor in Hotel and Restaurant Management
  • Minor in Human Rights
  • Minor in Humanities
  • Minor in Industrial Technology
  • Minor in Interior Design
  • Minor in International Business
  • Minor in Italian
  • Minor in Japanese
  • Minor in Jewish Studies
  • Minor in Journalism
  • Minor in Justice Studies
  • Minor in Kinesiology
  • Minor in Latin American History
  • Minor in Latin American Studies
  • Minor in Latin American Studies
  • Minor in Legal Studies
  • Minor in Linguistics
  • Minor in Manufacturing
  • Minor in Materials Science and Engineering
  • Minor in Mathematics
  • Minor in Meteorology
  • Minor in Mexican American Studies
  • Minor in Middle East Studies
  • Minor in Military History
  • Minor in Military Science
  • Minor in Music
  • Minor in Musical Theatre
  • Minor in Native American Studies
  • Minor in News Media Design
  • Minor in Nutrition for Physical Performance
  • Minor in Nutritional Science
  • Minor in Packaging
  • Minor in Philosophy
  • Minor in Physics
  • Minor in Political Science
  • Minor in Portuguese
  • Minor in Psychology
  • Minor in Public Administration and Public Policy
  • Minor in Public Relations
  • Minor in Radio-Television-Film
  • Minor in Recreation
  • Minor in Religious Studies
  • Minor in Science
  • Minor in Science Content for Teaching
  • Minor in Science Education
  • Minor in Social Science
  • Minor in Social Work
  • Minor in Sociology
  • Minor in Spanish
  • Minor in Special Education
  • Minor in Speech Pathology
  • Minor in Statistical Quality Engineering
  • Minor in Theatre Arts
  • Minor in United States History
  • Minor in Urban Studies
  • Minor in Values, Technology and Society
  • Minor in Women’s Studies

Campus

The main campus of San Jose State University is located in central San Jose, midway between San Francisco and the Monterey/Carmel area on the sunny south end of San Francisco Bay. It’s easy to get to from the freeways.

There are more than 50 buildings on 62 hectares. The oldest are Tower Hall, Morris Dailey Auditorium, Washington Square Hall and Dwight Bentel Hall, all built in 1881.

Because most of the students live directly on campus or in the surrounding area, there is a very pleasant and communal atmosphere.

In addition, there is the 25-acre South Campus, which is a mile and a half from the main campus. Here you will find the Spartan Stadium, sports fields and the Spartan Village. Shuttle buses run between the South Campus and Main Campus every 10 to 15 minutes on weekdays.

  • Campusplan der San José State University

Housing

International semester students at San José State University can either live in a student residence on campus, in the International House or in a privately sought flat share or apartment.

The following accommodation options are available:

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

The City of San José

With a population of around 900,000, San José in pleasantly warm California is one of the ten largest cities in the USA and lies within the informal boundaries of “Silicon Valley”.

San Francisco is only 50 kilometers away and can be reached quickly by train. Another attractive destination is Lake Tahoe, which can be reached in three hours and should be particularly interesting for water sports enthusiasts; San Francisco Bay is closer to San José, only 15 kilometers away.

However, you don’t have to leave the city in order to spend your free time; you can also do a lot in San José. There are various museums and cultural centers such as the Tech Museum of Innovation or the San José Museum of Art. If you prefer to stay in the fresh air, visit the Municipal Rose Garden or the Japantown district.

There are various bars and clubs for going out and partying – there is something for everyone.

San Jose State University