The spring 2021 application is open. Students interested in applying for the fall 2020 semester should email global.admissions@nyu.edu.

The Study Away Application Process

The application review is a holistic process that considers the complete academic record, unique program requirements, and personal statement of each student. On this page you will find all the details needed to apply to study away for a semester or academic year at an NYU Global Academic Centers.

» The spring 2021 application is now open.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • Registered as a full-time undergraduate student at NYU
  • Completed freshman year of study (two full semesters) and will be 18 or older prior to beginning of term away
  • Suggested GPA of 3.0 or higher; students with lower GPA's are encouraged to provide insight to their academic goals in the personal statement
  • Students on academic or disciplinary probation are ineligible to study away
  • Students currently on leave from the University may be required to return to their home campus and successfully complete one academic semester (Fall or Spring) of full-time course work before enrolling in NYU Study Away; this is determined on a case-by-case basis

Deadlines

Students should submit their application on or before the admissions deadlines posted below. We highly encourage students to apply by the Priority Decision deadline.

Fall Semester and Academic Year Application Deadlines

  Apply by Notification on
Confirm before
Priority Decision February 15  March 16
March 30
Regular Decision March 15* April 2
April 16
Rolling Admissions After March 15* April 16 (and then 2-4 weeks from date of submission) as space remains available

Spring Semester 2021 Application Deadlines

  Apply by Notification on
Confirm before
International Exchange September 15 October 1 October 15
NYU Prague**
October 1 October 15
October 30
Other Locations October 15 November 2
November 16
Rolling Admissions After October 15* November 16 (and then 2-4 weeks from date of submission) as space remains available

*Students who submit an application during these review phases will be admitted only as space remains available.

**Special note for students who wish to enroll at NYU Prague: Visa requirements set by the Czech government take up to 4 months to secure and process. Interested students should apply by the earliest possible deadline to enroll at NYU Prague.

Items Needed to Apply

In order to apply to study away for a semester or an academic year, we require the following information to consider your application complete:

To create a Study Away Profile you'll need:

  • Personal Background Information (Name, Net ID, Address, etc)
  • Citizenship Details
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Term Preferences - Fall, Spring or Academic Year (Fall & Spring Semester)
  • Top Three Location Preferences-  Students applying for the Academic Year, can rank three combinations and select a different location per semester.  
On your Application Status Page you'll need:
  • Study Away Short Answer Responses
  • Specialized Program Short Answer Responses (if applicable)
  • Location Selection Details
  • Course Preferences
  • Language Background (if applicable)

Steps to Submit an Application

  1. Log into the application using your NYU net ID and password.
  2. Select the term you are applying to study away. You can select Fall Semester, Spring Semester or Academic Year (Fall & Spring Semester).
  3. Create a Study Away Profile by submitting the General Information & Location Selection. Students applying for the Academic Year, can rank three combinations and select a different location per semester.
  4. Receive a confirmation email to access your individualized Application Status Page to complete your application. It will take about 15-30 minutes to receive access to this page. 
  5. Submit all materials in the Application Checklist
    • Study Away Short Answer Responses
    • Location Selection Details
    • Course Intent & Preferences
    • Language Background (if applicable)
    • Specialized Program Short Answer Questions (optional for specific locations)
    • Academic Internship Application (optional for specific locations)
  6. Complete all required checklist items for your application to be considered complete and ready to be reviewed. If you need to make any updates or edits to your application, please email  global.admissions@nyu.edu with your request.

Short Answer Questions