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International Admissions

The process of applying to a university in the United
States can be confusing at times. We are here to help.

Undergraduate Steps to Apply

Freshmen Students

A freshman student is a student starting university for the first time and has not completed any courses after completing their secondary school. Usually the student is enrolling directly out of high school/secondary school with no previous university experience.

Transfer Students

A student who is coming to SDSU from another university (whether based within the United States or not) or has completed any course work at the post-secondary level is considered a transfer student. 

Graduate Students

A student who has obtained the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree and is planning on pursuing education beyond the Bachelor's degree at the Master's level should apply as a graduate student. (Previous degree students who wish to add an additional undergraduate major should apply as a transfer student.)

Meet Our Current Students







In the News

Biology professor, Nepal native makes Brookings home

Plans for attending college in the United States were embedded in Nepal’s mind from the time he was in high school, though his upbringing in a rural village in eastern Nepal didn’t exactly point in that direction.
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Becoming a leader: Engineering student unites Indian students at State

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India native Devansh Singh will remember his years of graduate study in Brookings as a time of independence.

Africa to Brookings: Chemistry graduate student gives an international perspective

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"My experience could be unique since I am in the Midwest," Asare said. "I have friends living in bigger cities who feel prejudice and judgment, but I don't feel that in Brookings."

Doctoral students receive fellowships to study African grasslands, water resources

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Two SDSU doctoral students received fellowships to help support their research in Africa, which includes mapping grasslands and savannas, and tracking surface ground water.

Our Students.

Boateng Akyeampong talks about SDSU

Meet a few of our international students and recent grads:

Where in the world do we get our students?

International Students Map 2015

Click here to learn more about:

  • Number of countries represented at SDSU
  • Total number of international students
  • Percent increase in total international student population

Look Inside.

The future can't wait to meet you.

Learn more about SDSU and what life will be like for you as international student on campus. View our International Look Book.

International Look Book