Visiting Students

The Columbia College Visiting Student Program and the Visiting Student Program at Columbia Engineering are opportunities for students to broaden their college experience and supplement the undergraduate programs at their home institutions by studying at Columbia for up to two semesters.

The final deadline to apply for the Fall 2023 Visiting Student Program is approaching.

Apply by June 8, 2023.

Apply to the Visiting Student Program

Eligibility & Alternatives

If you’re interested in the Visiting Student Program at Columbia Engineering, but happen to attend a college or university outside of the United States, please apply via this separate application process

Columbia's School of Professional Studies also offers a Visiting Student Program—click to see a comparison chart to see which one is best for you!

Dates & Deadlines

The Visiting Student Program offers rolling admission. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted. The earlier students apply, the sooner they will receive their decision, which will be 4-6 weeks after complete application submission. 

We encourage applicants to submit their complete applications at their earliest opportunity and before the final deadline. With rolling admission, applicants can find out their admission decision as early as 4 weeks after submission. 

Applications for Fall 2023 are now availableFor entry in Fall 2023, the priority deadline is April 15, 2023. The final application deadline is June 8, 2023.

Financial Aid

Please see the respective bulletins for the estimated cost (tuition and fees) for attending Columbia College and Columbia Engineering. Please note that there is no financial aid available from Columbia for Visiting Students; however, financial aid from your home institution may be transferable to Columbia, and you should consult with your home institution’s financial aid office.

Accuracy & Authenticity

All applicants should review our Accuracy & Authenticity statement prior to submitting their application, as all applicants to Columbia University must confirm on their application that they understand and agree to adhere to the above expectations.


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