International Students and Scholars Office
Providing the highest quality of service in areas that support the social, cultural, and immigration needs of the UCSF international community.


Onsite Requirements for J-1 Visa Holders – DOS Guidance Directive Updated June 8, 2023

June 13, 2023
Effective July 1, 2023, the U.S. Department of State’s Exchange Visitor Program (EVP) is ending its policy that permitted temporary modifications of EVPs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Federal Updates for F-1 International Students Enrolled in Remote Coursework

May 22, 2023
Beginning Fall 2023 online instruction is limited to no more than one class (or three units) per term for all F-1 students

Scams Directed at International Students and Scholars

May 14, 2021
A number of international students and scholars around the Bay Area (including UCSF) have been targeted by a phone “scam” involving someone claiming to be from a government agency.



H-1B Visa Orientation – December 2023

Date: December 14, 2023
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Exchange Visitor (J-1 Visa) Orientation – December 2023

Date: December 21, 2023
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Exchange Visitor (J-1 Visa) Orientation – January 2024

Date: January 18, 2024
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Exchange Visitor (J-1 Visa) Orientation – February 2024

Date: February 15, 2024
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.