For International Students
Welcoming International Students
International students are welcome and can complete the IKNS degree as a full time student on a Visa. You can customize your course selection to meet the relevant on-campus instruction requirements. Internship courses for CPT (Curricular Practical Training) are available. The IKNS Master of Science degree is STEM-accredited, enabling you to automatically gain practical work experience in the US for up to 3 years following your degree (OPT). Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is also available to engage in company internships even during your course of study.
As an international student, you will be responsible for ensuring you have read and understood the University’s student visa application eligibility and requirements.
- Help with finding housing/apartments
- ISSO: Columbia University International Student Services Office
- Student visa application eligibility and requirements
- US Work Authorization: Information on Optional Practical Training
- Hone your English skills over the summer: Columbia American Language Program (ALP)