International Students

CSCA invites students worldwide to apply for our prestigious culinary and pastry programs. Our global Alumni Network spans across countries like Brazil, China,  Japan, India, Ghana, Canada, England, Ukraine, Indonesia, Philippines and beyond.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to embark on your culinary journey!

International Applicant Checklist

Application Documentation

  • $45 Application Fee
  • Completed Online Application
  • Passport Size Photo
  • 2 Letters of Reference
  • Professional Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Academic Transcripts


Immigration Documentation

  • Signed Enrollment Agreement
  • Financial Documentation
  • I-20 Certificate of Eligibility
  • M-1 Student Visa

Enrollment of International Students

CSCA is approved for attendance of nonimmigrant (M-1) students. Admissions requirements and procedures are the same as those for students who are citizens of the U.S., with the following exceptions:

1) Once accepted, students are eligible for admission into the U.S. only if a Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status for Vocational Students (I-20) is completed and properly endorsed by the official designated by CSCA. Accepted students need to apply for an M-1 Student Visa at the American consulate or embassy in their home country.

2) Students must provide financial documentation demonstrating adequate funds to cover the cost of the program and cost of living while enrolled.

Foreign applicants must be fluent in English. A standardized admissions test or TOEFL may be used at the discretion of the Admissions Office.

Please note: International students residing either outside or inside of the USA must submit a completed application for the Professional Chef’s Program, Professional Pastry Program, Culinary Certificate Program, or the Certificate Pastry Program at least 60 days before the class start dates for each term.