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When you are accepted to Columbia College Chicago, you are automatically regarded for scholarships. We provide scholarships that are renewable and take into account academic excellence, creative talent, and financial necessity.
The actions listed below should be taken by incoming freshmen and transfer students in order to be considered for all Columbia scholarships: [ Columbia College Scholarships for International Student ]
Apply as an International Student if you do not have U.S. citizenship, you are not a resident/green card holder, and you will require a student visa to study in the United States.
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How to Apply for Columbia College Scholarships
1. Select the appropriate application for you through one of the links below. You may also choose to complete the Common App (Freshman, Transfer, Second Bachelor’s)
2. Submit the following required items.
Students must submit all official educational records of high school, secondary school or college/university work. Ask your school(s) to send official or certified true copies of your educational records that demonstrate successful completion of a high school or secondary education.
As an international student, you may be required to submit a “leaving certificate” or “graduation certificate” along with your certified educational records. Official educational records not written in English must include an official English translation.
If you have transfer credits from a college or university outside the United States, the Office of the Registrar will require a third-party transcript evaluation prior to admission. Columbia accepts transcript evaluations from the following organizations:
- World Education Services (WES)
- Educational Development Center (EDC)
- Educational Perspectives
How to Submit Transcripts: Request that your institution(s) mail or electronically transfer official transcripts to 600 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605 or to Columbia College Chicago Admissions at. All transcripts must be sent or picked up in the school’s original, sealed envelope.
- Foreign Fulbright Student Program
- Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program
- Amherst College Scholarships
- American University Scholarships
Proof of English language proficiency: If English is not your native tongue, you must provide Proof of English language proficiency in order to be admitted to the college.
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Visa and Immigration Information
You will require an F-1 student visa if you are an international student intending to study in the United States. Applying for a visa at a U.S. embassy or consulate requires you to present an I-20 Certificate of Eligibility form that was provided by Columbia College Chicago.
You must be accepted to the college and submit the I-20 request form found on your status page in order for Columbia to issue your I-20.
Upon acceptance and arrival on campus:
The South Loop district, where Columbia’s campus is situated, is near to everything Chicago has to offer, including world-class museums, performances, galleries, more than 28 kilometers of trails along Lake Michigan, and a number of vibrant cultural communities dispersed across the city. Midway and O’Hare airports, as well as the city’s several ethnically diverse neighborhoods, are accessible via Chicago’s extensive public transportation system.
To gain more information – Visit the Official Webpage of Columbia College Scholarships