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.
- Application Guide for Undergraduate Short-term Program (PDF)
- Application Guide for Graduate Short-term Program (PDF)
- Application Guide for Summer 2016 (PDF)
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 via phone:
+1.888.240.2560 (U.S. toll free)
+1.408.317.9253 (alternate number)
See all numbers; enter Conference ID: 518764955.
The Residence Hall at 1 Kenilworth Place provides residential living for students from Brooklyn College and other colleges. It is owned by New Brooklyn Development LLC and operated by RHBC Management LLC, both private companies. Brooklyn College is not involved in the management or operation of the Residence Hall. As of fall 2016, the owner no longer permits Brooklyn College RAs to live in the Residence Hall. As a result, Brooklyn College cannot provide onsite staff to fulfill the functions of an RA. Students should direct housing-related issues and concerns to New Brooklyn Development and RHBC Management.
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 vary by semester and program. Visit our application deadlines website.
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International Student and Scholar Services
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P: +1 718.951.5001 | F: +1 718.951.4506