A borough that honors its history.

You may be familiar with our bridge.

Walk the streets where George Washington was inaugurated.

Welcome to the world’s most vibrant city.

Brooklyn’s dignified Borough Hall is the borough’s oldest public building.

International Students

We Speak Your Language

More information about Brooklyn College is available in your native language.

Brooklyn takes great pride in welcoming international students from around the world. The contribution of culture, language, and varying perspectives invigorates our global community of scholars. With students from all over the world, studying at Brooklyn College enhances and expands your global perspective and network.

Let Brooklyn College be your home away from home. Living in Brooklyn will be an exciting and enriching experience, no matter which unique neighborhood you choose to reside in. Our Student Life and Housing Office can help you in your search.

Visiting International Students and Short-term Programs

Brooklyn College has programs that allow an international student to engage in course work and experience New York City for a few weeks or a few months. Students can attend for one semester, a year or during the summer as a visiting international student. Courses are offered in business, arts and culture, and American studies. We have welcomed visiting students from all over the world and most recently students from Europe, Asia, and Latin America. To learn more about becoming a visiting international student at Brooklyn College, e-mail us.


Chat with us!

Every Wednesday at 10 a.m. EDT (find your local time here), the Office of International Student and Scholar Services hosts a video chat to answer any questions you may have about Brooklyn College, the application process, and the F-1 Visa process. Joining the meeting is easy!

Join the Meeting

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Dial: +1.408.740.7256
+1.888.240.2560 (U.S. toll free)
+1.408.317.9253 (alternate number)
See all numbers; enter Conference ID: 518764955.

Residence Hall

The Residence Hall @ Brooklyn College, just a couple of blocks from campus, is one of many housing options you'll have.

How to Apply

We encourage international students to apply as early as possible. We understand that choosing the right college is a major decision, and we are here to help. Start by reviewing these guides for the undergraduate application process (pdf), the graduate application process and the I-20 application process (pdf).

The minimum language requirements for undergraduate programs are 61 (TOEFL-IBT) and 6.0 (IELTS).

For the minimum language requirements for graduate programs, read Admission Requirement for Brooklyn College Graduate Programs.

Application Deadlines

Application deadlines vary by semester and program. Visit our application deadlines website.


Graduate Admissions
2900 Bedford Avenue, 1602 James Hall, Brooklyn, New York, USA 11210
P: +1 718.951.5001 | F: +1 718.951.5076
E: grads@brooklyn.cuny.edu

International Student and Scholar Services
2900 Bedford Avenue, 235 West Quad Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA 11210
P: +1 718.951.4477 | F: +1 718.951.4287
E: international@brooklyn.cuny.edu

Undergraduate Admissions
2900 Bedford Avenue, 222 West Quad Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA 11210
P: +1 718.951.5001 | F: +1 718.951.4506
E: adminqry@brooklyn.cuny.edu