Students on campus.

Experience life as a Columbia student and New Yorker.

Students enrolled in a degree program at another institution can apply to take courses at Columbia for 6 or 12 weeks during the summer, one semester, or one academic year.

Program Benefits

from over 3,000 courses in 100 subject areas, taught by Columbia’s world-renowned faculty.

your academic experience by studying alongside Columbia undergraduate and graduate students.

academic credit, reflected on your official Columbia transcript, which can be transferred back to your home university.

Columbia resources including the libraries, writing center, academic advisors, fitness center, and over 500 student clubs.


Students in the following categories are eligible to apply:

A TOEFL IBT score of 100+ or the equivalent is required.

“You are in the middle of New York City, but when you are on campus, it feels like another place. It feels like home instantly.”Catarina Guimarães de Mello
Columbia student from Brazil

Summer Visiting Students

Visiting students who are interested in studying in the summer should refer to the Columbia Summer website.

Related options

Business Plus

International students with a TOEFL IBT score between 85-99 may apply.

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Postbaccalaureate Studies

If you have completed your bachelor’s degree and are not currently enrolled at another institution, you may apply to our programs for Postbaccalaureate Studies.

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