Ready to get started on your exciting culinary journey? First, create your online account and complete the application form. We’re here to help international students with the admissions process. All students follow the same CIA admission procedures, with two additional requirements for international students.
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All instruction at The Culinary Institute of America is in English. If your native
language is other than English, you will be required to show proficiency in the
English language. The Test of English as a Foreign
Language (TOEFL) should be part of your application file. There are two types
of TOEFL that we accept:
Other accepted tests:
Language Testing System (IELTS) exam with a score of 6.0.
PTE AcademicPearson Language Test (PTE) with a score
CAE ExamCambridge English: Advanced (CAE) exam with an overall score of 180 and a minimum score of 175 in each section.
International Student Conditional Acceptance for Language Instruction:
In lieu of an English Proficiency exam, you may also enroll and complete a program from one of our approved language schools. Learn More >
Students must show proof of financial support that includes:
All documents must be in English or translated into English with the original copies.
Associate Director—International Admissions