International Students at GCNYC
Glasgow Caledonian New York College (GCNYC) welcomes applications from international students passionate about sustainability and business. Social responsibility and impact are a central aspect of our Master of Science degrees in sustainable business and fashion, inspired by the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Come join our community of changemakers in downtown Manhattan who are committed to sustainable innovation and creating responsible business models that operate for the Common Good!
Optional Practical Training (OPT) & STEM OPT
As an international student on the F-1 student visa, you are eligible to apply to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) opportunities. Additionally, as GCNYC’s Master of Science programs are STEM designated, you receive a two-year extension for a total of three years of OPT.
The STEM OPT extension is a 24-month period of temporary training that directly relates to your program of study at GCNYC. Eligible F-1 students with STEM degrees who finish their program of study and participate in an initial period of regular post-completion OPT (often for 12 months) have the option to apply for a STEM OPT extension (additional 24 months). Please note, you may not apply for STEM OPT extensions during the 60-day grace period following an initial period of regular post-completion OPT.
COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement
GCNYC will continue to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster for all new students pursuing their degree in person.
While we are strongly encouraging all eligible international students to receive their approved COVID-19 vaccine in their home country prior to arrival, we will work closely with those individuals who are unable to do so and facilitate vaccination in New York as soon as possible.