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Scholarships Available for International Students

The Don and Mary Ellen Passantino International Student Scholarship recognizes international students who have demonstrated outstanding scholarship and enthusiastic leadership and service under extraordinary circumstances. Two students per campus, per academic year, are awarded the scholarship.

Information and applications here.

Deadline: Friday, April 3
Time: 11:59 pm
Place: Room C001, North Building

For more information, please contact Teneia Wooten at 212.772.4908 or email


Income Tax Information

As a CUNY international student, you are required to file tax forms each year with the IRS (Internal Revenue Service), even if you did not receive an income in 2014. The deadline for filing your taxes if you earned an income in 2014 is Wednesday, April 15, 2015! If you have no earned income in 2014 you must still file form 8843. The filing deadline is June 15, 2015.

Download the Income Tax Info Kit here.

Deadline: Wednesday, April 15
Time: 11:59 pm
Place: Room 1109, East Building

For more information, please contact International Students Office at 212.772.4864 or email.


OPT Information For F-1 Students

If Spring 2015 is your last semester and you plan to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT), you should apply no later than one month before your completion date or final examination date on Friday, May 22.

If you file for OPT later than April 22, it may reduce the amount of time that you are allowed to work in the United States.

For more information, please contact International Students Office at 212.772.4864 or


Do You Have Travel Plans this Semester?

Are you planning to travel outside the United States during the spring 2015 semester? If so, please remember that re-entry to the United States requires a recent (within a year) signature from a Designated School Official for F-1 status holders or an Alternate Responsible Officer for J-1 Exchange Visitor holders.

Come to our office at least 2 weeks before your planned departure date and ask an International Student Advisor to sign your I-20 or DS-2019. If you are on Optional Practical Training (OPT) for F-1 status students or Academic Training (AT) for J-1Exchange Visitors, you will require an updated signature every six months.

In addition, if you have recently applied for post-completion OPT you should ask an International Students Advisor regarding whether you can travel or if you should wait for your EAD card to arrive.

For more information, please contact international students office at 212.772.4864, email, visit our office at Room 1109, East Building, or visit our web site.


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