San Jose City College

Nestled in the heart of Silicon Valley/San Francisco Bay Area, California, San José City College (SJCC) provides an education of the highest quality. Celebrating an existence that spans nearly an entire century, our new state-of-the-art facilities combined with a distinguished faculty, comprehensive curriculum, small class size, and vibrant campus life make SJCC an ideal environment for our students.  Students choose to study at SJCC because our programs parallel the requirements for the first two years of a four-year university education, earning students a bachelor’s degree from outstanding universities at less than half the cost of university tuition.

Student demographics

Very diverse student population and community: Our international students come from many countries from all regions of the world.

ESL program and/or support services

A wide range of services and programs are available to help international students succeed.  Services include new student orientations, academic counseling, immigration advising, learning resources, language support, tutorial services, and much more.  From the time students apply to the time they graduate, ongoing personalized support is available in the International Student Program office.

Student Housing options

San Jose City College, similar to most community colleges, does not offer on-campus housing.  San Jose City College works with the International Student Placements to provide students the opportunity to live with host families. For more information, click here.

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Application deadlines

Check with website for updated deadlines.

Admission requirements

Application Fee
Official High School/College Transcripts
Language Proficiency Test Score:  TOEFL (500 or 61 iBT), IELTS (6.0)
Bank Financial Certification
Statement of Academic Intent

(Check the application form for detailed list of additional materials needed.)

International Student visas issued


Cost of attendance and financial assistance

$6826 for tuition and enrollment fees ($19768 estimated annual expense.)
No financial assistance available.