San Francisco State University (SFSU)

San Francisco State University Overview

San Francisco State University is a public comprehensive university located in San Francisco, California.

As part of the 23-campus California State University system, the university offers 118 different Bachelor's degrees, 94 Master's degrees, 5 Doctoral degrees including two Doctor of Education, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, a Ph.D. in Education and Doctor of Physical Therapy Science, along with 26 teaching credentials among six academic colleges.

Swansea University currently has a University-wide agreement in place with San Francisco State University (SFSU).

Subject Suitability

This destination is an option for students studying American Studies and Business Management.

Please note that places and availability can change annually so specific destinations can’t be guaranteed.

Key Information


Semester 1 Semester 2
 23rd August 2016 - 20th December 2016 19th January 2017 - 25th May 2017

Students are able to study at this institution as part of their application to California State University.


Living costs will depend on students lifestyle. A estimate of costs in US$ for a semester and an academic year can be found below. Students will need to be able to prove that they have access to the total funds listed below in order for their application to be approved. 

   Semester Full Year
Books and Supplies $900 $1,800
Meals and Housing $7,200 $14,400
Health Insurance $815 $1,630
Transportation/ Personal $1,700 $3,400
Total $10,615 $21,230


Most international students live off campus and make their housing arrangements post‐arrival. However, SF State does have on‐campus dorms available to international students. These accommodations are particularly desirable for younger students (20 or younger)
who seek a particular university experience.

If a student applying for exchange at SF State is interested in on‐campus accommodations, they will need to submit their application directly to our housing office. We request that they also notify our office as soon as possible about their application for on‐campus housing. We may then notify the housing office of their special status as an exchange student. 

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Global Opportunities Bursary - £1000

The Global Opportunities Bursary is available for students spending a semester or a year studying abroad outside of Europe as part of their degree (except Texas).

The International Development Office provides students with a £1000 bursary, once students have submitted all the necessary paperwork.

Please note

The prospect of studying at a university abroad is exciting, but there is also a lot of information you need to consider when choosing the right place for you. Above you will find summarised information which should help you with your decision. Please note that this information was accurate at the time of publishing and is subject to change. Be sure to confirm all information on the host university's website.