We are proud to be one of the most international film programs in the world. Recent and current students come from Vietnam, Nigeria, China, Germany, Japan, Israel, Spain, Turkey, Palestine, Haiti, Belarus, France, India, Tibet, Pakistan, Iran, Kenya, Ukraine, Italy, Bhutan, Uruguay, Venezuela, Thailand and Taiwan…

For information on applying for your student F-1 visa and receiving a CCNY i-20: please visit:

For a complete breakdown of information on tuition and fees (which is currently $855 per credit for international students), please visit:

Unfortunately, the City-Film MFA Program at CCNY does not offer paid fellowships, assistantships, nor full-tuition (or renewable) scholarship beyond the Fulbright grant, however, we do have a few scholarships/payment options (annual sponsorship varies each year) as listed below:

1) The City College of NY offers a monthly payment plan, with no interest, if you find this option feasible -- for more information on this, please visit:

2) You may also be eligible for student loans from third party U.S. banks (click HERE for more info).

3) For international Student Employment information, please reference:

4) For international students, please take a look at the resources on this page: or you can explore the Fulbright application process.

5) Also, at the end of your first year of study, the City-Film program offers opportunities internally - please see the options listed HERE.

For any questions related to the i-20 application and its requirements, please reach out directly to our International Student Advising Officers via:

Angelique Cordero
Maribel Morua
phone: 212.650.8106
fax: 212.650.5833

Application Deadlines:

  • Round-1: Ap​ply by: December 1st* / Hear Decision by: February 1st*
  • ​​Round-2: Apply by: February 1st / Decision Hear by: April 1st
  • ​​Round-3: Apply by: April 1st / Decision Hear by: June 1st

*International students are encouraged to apply no later than the first round of admissions applications (by February 1st) to accommodate time for the i-20 and F-1 visa interview process. Please also refer to the International Student & Scholar Service webpage for general questions and guidelines via:



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Phone: 212-650-7235
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