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  • Online Application System for J-1 Requests

    Starting March 17, 2014, the International Students and Scholars Office is implementing International Scholar Dossier (ISD), an online visa application system that will improve the tracking and accuracy of J-1 visa applications.  In implementing ISD, UCSF joins Harvard, Yale, UC Berkeley and many other schools in accepting online applications for J-1 visa processing. Additional information here.


    Chancellor Highlights Accomplishments of Dr. Hana El-Samad

    Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann identifies former ISSO scholar, Dr. Hana El-Samad, as a rising star in science.  Desmond-Hellmann notes, “this is someone who, when facing the toughest challenges, walks out of her office, and intentionally seeks insights from people who think differently than she does. That’s how great breakthroughs are achieved. Read the full story.

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William J. Rutter Center
1675 Owens Street, Room CC-290
San Francisco, CA‎ 94143
(415) 476-1773

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