Prospective Students

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.

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

All admission inquiries should be directed to 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.


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: