Prospective Students

Are you an international student interested in pursuing a degree program at UCSF?

UCSF is a graduate health sciences campus of the University of California.

There are no MBA programs, arts classes or courses in English as a Second Language offered at UCSF.  For UC campuses who offer these and other programs, please, scroll down.

The International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) provides assistance with the process of obtaining a student visa once you are admitted to a UCSF degree program. 

Your first point of contact should be the Office of Admissions of the respective school of interest:

All questions about degree programs, admission requirements, tuition costs etc. should be directed to one of the Offices of Admissions listed above.  ISSO does not advise on these questions.

For information on TOEFL or any other program specific requirements, please contact the appropriate school of choice (see above). The TOEFL institute code for UCSF is 4840.

For English programs, have a look at our sister campus, UC Berkeley.


UCSF accepts students from Canadian institutions with which we have a Training Affiliation Agreement (TAA). We currently do not accept students from other countries. For more on this policy, please visit UCSF Undergraduate Medical Education website.

ISSO does not administer scholarship matters for international students. Contact Student Financial Aid for more information. You may also do an independent search for private or public support for international students from outside organizations.

For degree programs not offered at UCSF, you may want to explore other campuses of the University of California: