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About Golden Gate University

For more than 100 years, nonprofit Golden Gate University (GGU) has been helping adults achieve their professional goals by providing undergraduate and graduate education in Accounting, Law, Taxation, Business and related areas.

GGU is one of California's oldest private universities, enrolling thousands of students and representing more than 68,000 alumni. The university's main campus is located in San Francisco with additional teaching sites in Seattle and Silicon Valley. In addition to evening and weekend classes, most courses and degrees are offered entirely online.

Scholarship

International Scholarships
Golden Gate University welcomes students from all over the world and offers scholarships for all qualified international students who enroll in a master's degree program in our School of Business, School of Accounting and Braden School of Tax. Admitted students that have not previously attended Golden Gate University and satisfy the admissions criteria will be automatically considered for an International Student Scholarship or Grant through the admission process. For the 2020-2021 academic year, a limited number of scholarships will be awarded in each of the following categories:

International President's Scholars -- $15,000
Admitted students who earned a bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and who demonstrate English language proficiency as evidenced by a minimum TOEFL score of 90, Duolingo score of 120, PTE of 65 or IELTS composite of 7.5 with no sub-score of less than 6.5 will be considered. Students who have earned a master's degree after earning a bachelor's degree will be considered using the cumulative grade point average and English language proficiency as noted above. An International President's Scholar is eligible to receive up to $15,000 to complete their degree, $5,000 per term for up to 3 consecutive terms.

International Dean's Scholars -- $12,000
Admitted students who earned a bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.3 cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and who demonstrate English language proficiency as evidenced by a minimum TOEFL score of 85, Duolingo score of 115, PTE of 62 or IELTS composite of 7.0 with no sub-score of less than 6.0 will be considered. Students who have earned a master's degree after earning a Bachelor's degree will be considered using the cumulative grade point average and English language proficiency as noted above. An International Dean's Scholar is eligible to receive up to $12,000 to complete their degree, $4,000 per term for up to 3 consecutive terms.

Welcome Grant -- $3,000

  • Admitted students who earned a bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and who demonstrate English language proficiency as evidenced by a minimum TOEFL score of 79, Duolingo score of 100, PTE of 57 or IELTS composite of 6.5 will be considered. Students who have earned a master's degree after earning a bachelor's degree will be considered using the cumulative grade point average and English language proficiency as noted above. Our Welcome grant is a one-time award of $3,000 applied to tuition in the first term of enrollment.
  • To be considered for any of the scholarships listed above:
  • Students must have their applications complete and ready for review by June 15 for fall, and October 1 for spring admissions.
  • Students must be an international student who entered the United State using an F Visa or will study online in their home country. Students studying on a J visa are not eligible for these scholarships or grants.
  • President's and Dean's scholarship recipients must be continuously enrolled in 9 or more units and maintain satisfactory academic progress as evidenced by achieving and maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher in each term of enrollment. These scholarships are renewable for a maximum of three consecutive (3) terms.
  • Students may only receive one scholarship or grant. Specifically, President's and Dean's scholarship recipients are not eligible for the Welcome Grant or the Alumni Referral Grant.
  • A $1,000 US tuition deposit is required of all admitted students prior to the issuance of visa eligibility documents (commonly known as form I-20). The deposit is credited toward the first term's tuition and is non-refundable. Tuition deposits must be paid by the dates indicated on your scholarship offer otherwise the scholarship will be forfeited.
  • Deferring your enrollment may impact your scholarship eligibility. Please speak with your enrollment counselor for further details.


Accomodation

Housing
GGU is not currently partnered with student housing services, however, there are a few options available in San Francisco and the East Bay that we could recommend, depending on what you are looking for. 

Off-Campus Housing
Students have numerous options of finding an accommodation off-campus in nearby areas. Students can have access to studio apartments, paying guest facilities, sharing apartment complexes and many more.


Facts & Figures

  • 1901

    Year of Establishment

  • 3387

    Total Students

  • 300

    International Students

Programs
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Business & Management

Executive Master of Business Administration

Our EMBA program is based on 100+ years of proven success developing and delivering programs for working professionals, and was designed to leverage the real-world professional experience and knowl...

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16 month

Duration

$37000

Tuition

Intake

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Arts & Humanities

Executive Master of Public Administration

Golden Gate University's Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) program provides working professionals with knowledge of public affairs, policy, and administration through a challenging a...

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18 month

Duration

$19800

Tuition

Intake

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Arts & Humanities

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology

This degree program provides students with the academic and clinical training required to practice relationally informed clinical work and to prepare alumni for employment in a variety of mental he...

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24 month

Duration

$32700

Tuition

Intake

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Social Sciences

Master of Arts in Industrial-Organizational Psychology

The skills students acquire throughout the course of their studies prepare graduates to assume leadership roles in industrial-organizational psychology in small, medium, and large organizations in ...

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24 month

Duration

$21255

Tuition

Intake

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Business & Management

Master of Business Administration

The Golden Gate University (GGU) MBA program will advance your leadership skills and business knowledge using an activity-based learning approach. Faculty members are seasoned professionals in thei...

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24 month

Duration

$29500

Tuition

Intake

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Admissions Requirements

The following requirements must be fulfilled to get admitted to the Golden Gate University

  • International students are considered on a case-by-case basis. There can be some additional requirements, depending on the program you are applying to.
  • Students are required to submit their original transcripts from their last attended academic institutions. If they are not in English, then submit the translated copies of the same along with the originals.
  • Financial support statement (original bank statement and sponsor letter). 
  • Passport identification page with machine readable code visible
  • Applicants must be 18 years old at the time of the beginning of the course.
  • You need to submit your English language proficiency test scores if you are coming from a non-English speaking country.

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What Alumni is saying

Shivani Bedi

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4.5

Obtain a number of scholarships and rewards

There are numerous scholarship opportunities available. Academic excellence is recognized through scholarships, prizes, and honors.

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Abhishek Goel

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4.5

Funds for financial support

Financial aid may be available to support you in achieving your objectives, whether it is to further your career, start a business, or bring change and opportunity to your community.

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Chane Kimathi

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4.8

Financial aid available

The university I am attending offers a variety of financial aid options to its students. Being a single mother with two children, I was able to get a scholarship and grants that helped me be able to afford my college tuition. I am so thankful for the financial aid I received and the scholarships that I was able to receive.

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Nairiti Mwanajuma

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4.5

Assistance with college expenses

Financial aid may be available to support you in achieving your objectives, whether it is to further your career, start a business, or bring change and opportunity to your community.

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