English Course On Campus

American Language Program

Columbia University

Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Study English at an Ivy League University with the American Language Program at Columbia University.


The American Language Program at Columbia University offers a unique educational experience:

  • an expert faculty, with many years of teaching experience
  • a rigorous curriculum
  • one of the oldest English language programs in the U.S.

It's so much more than English.

Whether online or in-person, community is very important at the ALP. We plan activities, events and workshops to help you make friends, practice English and get to know the city. As a Columbia student you also have full access to student clubs and University events. There's always something happening! 

Programme Structure

Our goal is to help you:

  • deepen your knowledge of the English language and American culture
  • become aware of the differences between English and your own languages
  • become an autonomous, curious, confident, and self-motivated learner

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The American Language Program is open to any applicant aged 17 and older who has reached a pre-intermediate (CEFR A2) level of English proficiency.
  • The ALP only accepts applications submitted online from this website. No applications from online third-parties will be accepted.
  • The one-time application fee to the ALP is $150, non-refundable. Full-time programs also require a $350 tuition deposit, non-refundable.
  • Specific application materials and procedures are on each program page.

Tuition Fee

Specific application materials and procedures are on each program page.

Living costs for Manhattan

2638 - 5751 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

American Language Program
Columbia University


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!