The International Students and Scholars Office


At the UCSF International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO), we advise scholars and students from around the globe in visa matters related to their programs of study, research, or work at the University of California, San Francisco.

We cannot provide immigration advice to the general public.

We also assist departments at UCSF in preparing the visa paperwork for incoming researchers and post-docs.

Our office is the University’s liaison to Federal government agencies in all immigration matters affecting UCSF.

We are located in the William J. Rutter Center, designed by internationally renowned architect Ricardo Legorreta

For those wishing the visit UCSF for medical treatment, please contact the International Services for patients at the UCSF Medical Center.

ISSO is a department within the Division of Student Academic Affairs (SAA).