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Why study in San Jose?

San Jose is the technological, financial, and cultural heart of Silicon Valley. As Northern California’s largest city, San Jose offers unbelievable educational and recreational opportunities for international students.

As well as ultra-modern tech museums and contemporary art galleries, San Jose is home to historical relics and classical architecture.

When you’re not studying at one of the city’s world-class colleges, enjoy dining out at the cosmopolitan restaurants, or catch one of the professional sports teams in action.


Universities in San Jose

San Jose boasts a vibrant higher-education scene. Several universities, colleges, and specialist academies call the city home.

With a vast array of undergraduate and postgraduate courses to choose from, your options are almost endless.

What to study in San Jose

San Jose is a cutting-edge technological hub, so programs in science and technology are especially popular with international students.

If technology’s not your thing, don’t worry. The city’s prestigious colleges and universities offer a range of excellent programs in areas like business, marketing, engineering, and healthcare.

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What is the cost of study in San Jose?

Undergraduate tuition fees in San Jose vary hugely depending on your choice of university. However, most international bachelor’s students are charged between $9,000 and $20,000 per year.

The cost of living in San Jose is almost double the US average, but it’s still cheaper than other major cities like New York, San Francisco, Boston, and Washington DC.

Finding shared accommodation, looking for scholarships, and cooking meals at home are just a few of the ways you can make your budget stretch further.

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How to study in San Jose

To study abroad in San Jose, you must finish your secondary education and meet the entry requirements for the university you’re applying to.

If English isn’t your first language, your institution might ask you to take a language proficiency test. Most universities accept the TOEFL and IELTS exams, but some will create their own assessments.

After receiving news of your successful application, you can begin applying for a US student visa. You’ll need to secure the F1 visa before your studies commence.