Apply to CIMBA 

We are excited that you are ready to begin your CIMBA application. Your university may have specific admission procedures. It is important to visit the CIMBA and Your University page to identify any special criteria that may apply.

Once all the pieces of your application are received, you will hear from us by email, typically within two weeks. The application review process for the spring session will begin on August 15; the summer and fall application review process will begin on January 15.

CIMBA has suggested application dates for each study abroad program, though we will continue to accept applications until each program fills. The suggested application dates are:

Undergraduate Fall: April 15 Undergraduate Spring: October 15
Undergraduate Summer: February 15 Graduate Summer: April 1

 Please use the following categories to find the specific admission process that applies to you.


I am an undergraduate student at the University of Iowa.

If you are currently a University of Iowa undergraduate student, to apply to CIMBA you must: 

  1. Submit an online application. Choose Create An Account on the right hand side. Select CIMBA Study Abroad as the program type and Undergraduate as the program. The online application includes the following components:
    • Resume (PDF preferred)
    • Essay (PDF preferred)
    • Official transcripts do not need to be submitted for University of Iowa students.
  2. The name and contact information for one academic reference must be entered as part of the application. (Note: A CIMBA recommendation form or a letter of reference from an academic reference is required if your GPA is below 2.75. Email the recommendation to studyabroad@cimbaitaly.com.)
  3. All UI students are required to complete the Iowa Advisor Form prior to their departure for Italy. To complete the form, students meet with both their academic advisor and the CIMBA advisor, Kerby Boschee, in the office of study abroad. We advise students to complete the form during the application process or immediately following admission to the program.

I am an undergraduate student at another university (non-University of Iowa).

If you are currently an undergraduate student and attend a university other than the University of Iowa, you must be admitted to the UI as a non-degree seeking student. Remember to visit the CIMBA and Your University page to identify any special criteria that may also apply. To apply to CIMBA you must:

  1. Submit an online application. Choose Create An Account on the right hand side. Select CIMBA Study Abroad as the program type and Undergraduate as the program.
    • A resume and essay must be uploaded as part of the online application (PDF preferred).
    • The name and contact information for one academic reference must be entered as part of the application. (Note: A CIMBA recommendation form or a letter of reference from an academic reference is required if your GPA is below 2.75. Email the recommendation to studyabroad@cimbaitaly.com.)
  2. At the time of application, you will be asked to pay a $40 non-refundable application fee, payable to the University of Iowa. This fee must be paid by Visa, MasterCard, or Discover.
  3. Request that an official undergraduate transcript from your home university be sent to the University of Iowa (address below). Applicants must submit completed grades on their transcripts as follows: Summer/fall applicants need previous fall completed grades, and spring applicants need previous spring completed grades. Please note: you must submit your application to CIMBA before your transcript can be linked to your account.
      
    The University of Iowa
    Office of Admissions
    107 Calvin Hall
    Iowa City, IA 52242
    adm-transcript@uiowa.edu (Do not send unofficial copies to this address.)


    KU Students: 
    Leslie Hazlett in the KU CIMBA Italy office will send your KU transcript to the University of Iowa CIMBA office on your behalf.

 

 

I am a graduate student at the University of Iowa.

If you are currently a University of Iowa graduate student, you must submit an online application via the Tippie Application Portal. If you have not used the portal for a previous application, select Create An Account on the right hand side. Choose CIMBA Study Abroad as the program type and Graduate as the program. The online application which includes the following components:

    • Resume (PDF preferred)
    • Essay (PDF preferred)
    • Official transcripts do not need to be submitted for University of Iowa students

I am a graduate student at another university (non-University of Iowa).

If you are a graduate student and currently attend a university other than the University of Iowa, you must be admitted to the University of Iowa as a non-degree student to receive academic credit for the program. Make sure you visit the CIMBA and Your University page to identify special criteria from your home university that may also apply. To apply to CIMBA you must:

  1. Submit an online application. Choose Create An Account on the right hand side. Select CIMBA Study Abroad as the program type and Graduate as the program.
    • A resume and essay must be uploaded as part of the online application (PDF preferred).
  2. At the time of application, you will be asked to pay a $40 non-refundable application fee, payable to the University of Iowa. This fee must be paid by Visa, MasterCard, or Discover.
  3. Request that an official undergraduate transcript be sent to:
      
    The University of Iowa
    Office of Admissions
    107 Calvin Hall
    Iowa City, IA 52242
    adm-transcript@uiowa.edu (Do not send unofficial copies to this address.)

    If your undergraduate degree is from an international institution, you have two options for how to submit your official records. One is to send the originals documents to the Iowa City CIMBA office, and we can send them back to you.  Another way is to ask the registrar at your home institution to send the copies of the undergraduate records they have on file.  You likely provided these at the time of admission to their university.  Please ask them to send the copies directly to the University of Iowa Office of Admissions as they would with all official transcripts.  All of the copies must have your home institutions official stamp in order to be accepted as official.

  4. Send an unofficial copy of your graduate transcript to studyabroad@cimbaitaly.com.  If you do not have an unofficial copy, you can ask your school to send an official copy to the University of Iowa Office of Admissions address above.