international applicants for graduate degrees

All regular admissions requirements apply for international students. In addition, we require the TOEFL (minimum score 79) or IELTS (minimum score 6.5) for non-U.S. citizens/permanent residents whose previous education was not in English, and we require authorized English translations of non-English transcripts and recommendations, along with copies in the native language.

Foreign credentials must be evaluated by an authorized agency. Please see the CCNY Admissions International Applicants page for more details.

International applicants should allow at least six months for completion of the application process. To prevent delays, we encourage you to plan accordingly.

International students should not expect to receive financial aid, however, they are welcome to apply for scholarships from outside sources on their own. In order to get a student visa, international students will be required to submit a financial statement showing sufficient funds for living and studying here.