Incoming Exchange



Important Dates


    • October 1, 2012 Fall 2013 application opens for all degree programs.


    Fall 2013 International Student Orientation Program



    August 18- 25th, 2013


    • August 18, 2013
      – On-Campus Housing Opens for Early Arrivals
      –  Recommended Arrival Date


    • August 19 - 20, 2013
      Orientation Document Check- In


    • August 21, 2013
      – Orientation Overview and Welcome Remarks
      – First day of the Mandatory Orientation Program

    • August 21 - 25, 2013
      – Mandatory Orientation Program

    • August 26, 2013 
      – First day of classes
      – On-Campus Housing Meal Plan Starts






Welcome to San Diego State University!


Founded in 1897, San Diego State University is the fifth largest university in

California and part of the California State University public system.


SDSU is ranked among the nation’s best national universities according to U.S. News and World Report. SDSU is home to top-ranking programs in Biology, Business, Chemistry, English and Comparative Literature, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Fine Arts, Geography, Hospitality and Tourism Management, International Business, Mathematics, Psychology, Public Health, Social Work and other areas.



Exchange Students are defined as non-degree seeking students attending SDSU as part of an exchange agreement between their home university and SDSU.


Explore the following links to learn how more about admissions requirements: