CIA International Student Application Requirements

  • International Student Admissions Requirements—Get Started with Your CIA Education!

    We’re here to make the admissions process as fast and easy as possible for you. Admissions requirements for international students are:

    1. Completed Application Form

    The CIA’s application has several required documents: school transcripts, recommendations, personal statements and in some cases, a resume. All documentation provided with your application must be in English (or be accompanied by a notarized translation of the documents into English). Watch our video for step-by-step instructions to use our online application. You may also read application instructions for the CIA degree you are interested in:

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    2. Proof of Funding

    Proof of funding can be a copy of a bank statement from a savings account, certificate of deposit, or money market account showing proof of funding by your sponsor OR a letter from the bank verifying that the required funds are reserved for your education. We require proof of one year’s tuition and fees, equal to $50,000 USD for our undergraduate programs or $25,000 USD for our master’s programs. Download a copy of the official bank certification form.

    3. Declaration of Financial Support

    A letter of financial support from your sponsor stating that he or she intends to cover all tuition and living expenses while you study at the CIA. Students must submit this form even if supporting themselves.

    Download a copy of the declaration form for undergraduate students >
    Download a copy of the declaration form for graduate students >

    4. Proof of English Proficiency

    If English is not your native language, you will be required to demonstrate proficiency either by test results or participating in classroom instruction. Learn about CIA's English proficiency requirement.

    5. Student Visa

    International students are required to obtain visas to study in the U.S. Learn about the types of student visas and where they fit in the application process.

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  • Contact Us

    Stephen Sobierajsk, Associate Director—International AdmissionsStephen Sobierajski
    Associate Director—International Admissions

    Specializes in assisting international students

    Contact Stephen to set up a presentation for your classroom or a one-on-one meeting