International Students


All international students should be in frequent and regular contact with the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO), including before initial enrollment at UCSF.

International students are not eligible for federal financial aid. They must rely on their own resources. Non-U.S. citizens and non-permanent residents may be eligible for private educational loans. These loans are available to international students who meet certain criteria. 

The UCSF School of Nursing has a very limited number of scholarships for international students. To apply for School of Nursing funds, all international students who are interested in applying for institutional funds must complete the School of Nursing Supplemental Application.

You may perform an independent search for private or public support for international students from outside organizations. Below are some websites that may be of interest.