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International Technological University

ITU is a private university in Santa Clara, California, the center of Silicon Valley. It is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission.

Programs

Day 1 CPT Programs

ITU provides 12 graduate-level programs that offer the Day 1 CPT option, primarily within the STEM fields. Notably, ITU has one of the highest rates of internship participation among universities in the same region.

University Overview

International Technological University (ITU) is a private university in Santa Clara, California, the center of the Silicon Valley. It was founded in 1994 by Professor Shu-Park Chan. The university is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission. ITU has 12 programs that support day 1 CPT, making it one of the most popular day 1 CPT universities for STEM students in the bay area.

ITU is a nonprofit institution focused on graduate education, particularly in STEM and management fields. It has six academic departments, a multi-disciplinary research center, and joint labs with Stanford University and Peking University.

3120 Scott Blvd,
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Day 1 CPT Universities Quick Facts - ITU

What are the programs at ITU offer day 1 CPT
  • Master of Business Administration MBA (some Concentration is STEM)
  • MS in Computer Engineering (STEM)
  • MS in Software Engineering (STEM)
  • MS in Information and Cybersecurity (STEM)
  • MS in Digital Arts (STEM)
  • MS in Electrical Engineering (STEM)
  • MS in Computer Engineering (STEM)
  • MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering (STEM)
  • MS in Engineering Management (STEM)
  • Doctorate in Business Administration
  • PhD in Electrical Engineering (STEM)
  • Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Science (STEM)
Which Day 1 CPT program is the most popular?
  • MBA
  • Doctorate in Business Administration (Eligible for J1 Visa)
  • PhD in Electrical Engineering(STEM/Eligible for J1 Visa)
  • PhD in Interdisciplinary Science(STEM/Eligible for J1 Visa)
What is the on-site frequency for Day 1 CPT programs at ITU?

You are required to complete at least 8 hours of the onsite per semester.

What the difference between ITU's regular course and its nugget course?

ITU offers Nugget Courses, which are elective courses that allow students to combine credits each semester with the added flexibility of paying for them in advance. The only difference is that a portion of the tuition for these courses must be paid by the end of the first semester of enrollment.

Is it possible to transfer to the school even if you missed the application deadline?

It is necessary to submit all applications or transfer information at least a month before the start date of each semester, according to officials. In case you are running out of time, you may contact Wildfire Education. We are an authorized enrollment partner of ITU and can provide support for emergency enrollment.

Day 1 CPT at ITU

International Technological University's graduate and doctoral programs prioritize practical work experience. Their day 1 CPT programs have a remarkable record, with 99% of their day 1 CPT students receiving paid internships and over 50% earning over $80,000 annually.

Day 1 CPT at ITU

Day 1 CPT Policy

  • If you have used CPT/OPT for the same level of degree, you cannot apply for CPT at ITU (if you have used OPT for Master's Level before, you cannot get CPT for enrolling in ITU's graduate program).
  • As a general condition, initial CPT applicants can only work part-time, no more than 4 hours per day (max. 20hr/week), while renewed CPT applicants can work full-time (max. 40hr/week). If you are applying for full-time CPT for the first time, you must provide additional proof of previous employment, please consult with your advisor for details.
  • Renew CPT requires a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and no prior failures in INT593 internship courses; any dissatisfaction with the foregoing will result in downgrading from full-time to part-time or disqualification from the internship.
  • Regardless of whether the internship is part-time or full-time, the total length of the internship must not exceed 9 credit hours (3 Full-time CPT or 9 Part-time CPT) during the period of study.
  • The day 1 CPT internship program must be related to the student’s subject of study and must be supported by an employment agreement from the internship company, with no more than one employer at any one time.
  • During the period of internship, you must complete the INT593 course requirements: submit an internship description prior to the start date of the class; submit a midterm internship report; submit a final internship summary at the end of the semester; and submit a final evaluation form at the end of the internship.

Day 1 CPT Application

  1. Discuss CPT applications with school advisors.
  2. Obtain an employment letter from the employer.
  3. Pay tuition and enroll in INT593 course, which can be taken either part-time (1 credit) or full-time (3 credits).
  4. For the first application, submit the following documents:
  • Employment letter (ITU-Sample_Offer_Letter_-_Updated_1.pdf)
  • Internship Cooperative Agreement (ITU-Internship-Cooperative-Agreement-2020-2021.pdf)
  • New Internship Request and Evaluation Request Form (ITU-New-Internship-Request-Form-Summer-2021.pdf)

Academic Calendar 2023 - 2024

Terms Application Deadline Semester Start Date CPT Strat Date
Fall 2023 08/05/2023 08/05/2023 9/5/2023
Los Angeles 12/09/2023 12/09/2023 1/8/2024

Initial F1 Students: 3 months before the first day of the term.

If you missed the deadline, please get in touch with us. We are the official recruitment partner of International Technological University; we can help you accelerate your application.

Tuition & Scholarship

Tuition

Students entering after Fall 2020 must complete a 3-credit Nugget Course before the end of their formal participation in the program. Full price for the Nugget Course reference: $2,100 (this amount is included in the list of credits below, but the timing of this payment needs to be noted and is due by the end of the first semester of enrollment)

PhD program offers 25% discount starting November 2022.

Program Duration Total Credits Cost for each Credit Tuition
Master 3-4 semester 39 $700 $27,300
Doctorate 3.5-4 years 60 $750 $45,000
Other Fees:
  • Registration Fee $50/Trimesters
  • Technology Fee $200/Trimesters
  • Student Government Association Fee $15/Trimesters
  • VTA Fee $45 (first term) & $42 (remaining terms)
  • Application Fee, One Time Fee $100 (can be waived)
  • Orientation Fee, One Time Fee of $250
  • Petition to Graduate, One Time Fee of $200
Contact us to WAIVE the application fee

Scholarships

Presidential Scholarship (PSFS)

The Presidential Scholarship is a 25% Financial Support for continuing ITU Master’s students who began their studies on F1 visas but are awarded an H1-B visa during the course of their studies. Doctoral applicants with H1B visas are also eligible for this financial support! For H1B students (who stay enrolled or are returning) will be eligible to receive a 25% financial support for the next trimester after receiving their H1B. Financial Supports apply only to courses and not to fees. Any reversals for course(s) will also include the reversal of Financial Support. Only one Financial Support can be allowed per student per degree obtained at ITU. ITU does not allow applicants to receive multiple Financial Supports.

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Financial Support (APAHMFS)

In recognition of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, ITU is offering a 25% scholarship for any applicants within the Asian Pacific American community. The scholarship will be offered annually starting May 1, and ending May 31. This scholarship will apply to all our programs, certificates, and open campus courses.

Arab American Heritage Month Financial Support (AAHMFS)

In recognition of Arab American Heritage Month, ITU is offering a 25% scholarship for any applicants within the Arab American community. The scholarship will be offered annually starting April 1, and ending April 30. This scholarship will apply to all our programs, certificates, and open campus courses.

Hispanic Heritage Month Financial Support (HHMFS)

In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, ITU is offering a 25% scholarship for any applicants within the Hispanic community. The scholarship will be offered annually starting September 15, and ending October 15. This scholarship will apply to all our programs, certificates, and open campus courses.

African Ancestry Month Financial Support (AAMFS)

In recognition of African Ancestry Month, ITU is offering a 25% scholarship for any applicants within the African community. The scholarship will be offered annually starting February 1, and ending February 28/29. This scholarship will apply to all our programs, certificates, and open campus courses.

Student Referral Financial Support (SRFS)

Student Referral Financial Support (SRFS). Student Referral Financial Support applies when a current ITU student (referrer) refers a prospective new student (referee) to attend ITU. The referrer and referee each receive $350 credit toward a course at ITU. Both students will receive the financial support in the referee’s second consecutive trimester at ITU (after the add/drop date for that trimester). Applicants need to provide proof at the initial time of application. Financial Supports apply only to courses and not to fees. Any reversals for course(s) will also include the reversal of Financial Support. Only one Financial Support can be allowed per student per degree obtained at ITU. ITU does not allow applicants to receive multiple Financial Supports.

Application

When applying to ITU for graduate admission, you are expected to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to succeed in a rigorous educational environment.

Application Requirements

  • Undergraduate applicants to the ITU graduate program need to have a GPA greater than 2.75 (if not met, you can contact us for application assistance)

  • Graduate students need a GPA of 3.0 or higher to apply to the ITU doctoral program (if you do not meet the requirements, you may contact us for application assistance)

  • TOEFL score of 72 or IELTS score of 6.0 or higher (language requirement may be waived if you have already earned a degree in the U.S., or contact us for a direct language waiver through an interview)

Needed Materials

Follow the email prompts to complete the application form and upload personal application materials, including:

  • Official sealed transcripts
  • Degree and graduation certificate
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Bank statement (Master: 39,260 USD, Ph.D.: 60,000-70,000. (sponsor accepted)
  • Passport copy
  • Personal statement
  • CV

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