Applications & Deadlines

To apply, a student must submit an application form as well as other background information. Applications are reviewed here and forwarded to the universities who seek out openings for students who qualify.

Applications are due in early December. Interested students may contact the Office of the Dean, Albert Nerken School of Engineering for more information.

Application Components:

  • Main Application
  • Transcript
  • Letter of Intent
  • Copy of Passport
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation (One from a faculty member in your department)
  • CV/ Résumé

Email completed applications to jmargher@cooper.edu

Deadline: applications are due in December of the year prior to the planned summer abroad.

*Note: Accepted students will be notified via email. It is expected that the students consider this offer and accept only if they fully intend on participating in the program. If you accept and then later decide not to go, there is a cancellation fee of $500.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.