International Students

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Community College of Philadelphia offers several benefits to students from around the world, who currently represent more than 50 countries. Here you will discover a caring, personalized environment while experiencing the excitement, culture and opportunity of a world-class city that balances history with modern amenities.

The College is an associate degree-granting institution offering more than 70 degree and certificate programs. We are the largest degree-granting institution in Philadelphia, yet our intimate classroom environment allows faculty to give you individualized attention. Our advisors are here to answer your questions and concerns, as well as help you adjust to life in the United States.

Each student is a special part of our College community. Our experienced staff will do all they can to help make your transition to the United States, Philadelphia and the College a successful one.

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Programs and Courses

The College offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs to start you on your path to an associate's degree and beyond.

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Why International Students Choose Us

The College has a diverse, culturally rich student population, with more than 150 international students from more than 50 countries, as well as regional students who represent many ethnic backgrounds.

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International Admissions — How to Apply

If you’re an international student interested in applying here, check out this page to start the application process.

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International Student Services

Our Office of International Student Services provides many resources for international students who are in F-1 non-immigrant status.

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International Student FAQs

Here are some common questions that you may have about studying here as an international student.

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