San Diego State University

Area of Study Arts and Humanities, Biology, Business, Creative Arts, Engineering, Environmental Practice, Environment and Geoscience, Indigenous Studies, Information Technology, Languages, Politics, Psychology, Science, Social Work, Sports and Exercise Science, Zoology
Course Language(s) English
Average Credit Load 12 Credits
Semester dates September - December
January - April

About the University

Founded in 1897, San Diego State University is a public institution of higher education located in southern California. SDSU is the oldest and largest university in San Diego and the third largest in the state. SDSU continues to gain recognition as a leader in higher education. It is currently ranked No. 68 among public universities and No. 140 overall among national universities in U.S. News and World Report’s annual ranking of America’s Best Colleges.


San Diego, California, United States of America

San Diego is a city on the Pacific coast of California known for its beaches, parks and warm climate. Immense Balboa Park is the site of the renowned San Diego Zoo, as well as numerous art galleries, artist studios, museums and gardens. A deep harbor is home to a large active naval fleet, with the USS Midway, an aircraft-carrier-turned-museum, open to the public.

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Courses available

More information on courses available, visit the SDSU website.


If you are looking for housing options while you attend SDSU, you will find information and assistance at the Office of Housing Administration (OHA). Visit their website for information on the housing application process, and a description of the various housing options.

Cost of living

Cost of living varies depending on personal needs, the estimated cost of living for one semester including on-campus accommodation, food, health insurance, transport, textbooks and supplies is estimated at USD 10-12000.

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Visa requirements

Australian students require a J-1 visa. The SDSU International Student Centre is your primary liaison with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. ISC staff members are well-informed on F-1 and J-1 immigration regulations and can advise you on proper compliance and procedures.

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