Office of International Programs

Welcome International Students

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City College of San Francisco welcomes International Students from throughout the world. Our Office of International Programs encompass the Academic and Institute for International Students (aka Intensive English Program). There are currently over 1200 students from 90 countries studying at our various campuses. Their presence complements a broad mosaic of multi-ethnic students from San Francisco.

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service has authorized City College of San Francisco under federal regulations to enroll qualified non-immigrant students. Each semester the College admits international students without reference to a quota. City College of San Francisco is fully accredited by ACCJC, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. The Institute for International Students, and intensive English program is also supported by AAIEP, the American Association of Intensive English Programs.

Important Tax Information


If you were not employed in 2016 (received no income):

  • MUST file Form 8843 for self

  • MUST file Form 8843 for spouse / dependent

Form 8843 is due June 15, 2017

If you were employed in 2016 or received a scholarship*:

  • MUST file Form 8843

  • MUST file Form 1040NR for Federal Taxes

  • May need to file Form 540 for California Taxes (if you had tax withheld)  

Form 1040NR & Form 540 are due April 18, 2017.

*A scholarship for more than CCSF tuition.

For more detailed information, addresses to send your forms, and free resources in your area, please click the link below.