The Fall 2021 Study Away Application will open on March 1, 2021. 

NYU 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 Center.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Registered as a full time student at an accredited US college or university
  • 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 who have completed at least one year of college but are not presently enrolled or who have graduated are also eligible to apply; however, priority is given to students currently matriculated
  • Students on academic or disciplinary probation are ineligible to study away
  • Students currently on leave from their institution 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

Available Locations

All visiting students are required to select two location preferences for study away. Please review this list to confirm the locations that are available:

Note: NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU London, NYU Los Angeles Program, and NYU New York are available to NYU students only.


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
International Exchange February 15
March 15 March 30
Regular Decision April 1 TBD
Rolling Admissions After April 1* TBD (typically 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
  • Study Abroad Advisor Approval Form (from home institution)
  • Term Preferences - Fall, Spring or Academic Year (Fall & Spring Semester)
  • Location Preferences- Students applying for the Academic Year, can rank two 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

Visiting students (students currently matriculated at another US accredited institution) who would like to apply must create an application ID.

  1. Create an application ID as a First-time user
  2. Log into the application using your NYU net ID and password
  3. Select the term you are applying to study away. You can select Fall, Spring or Academic Year (Fall & Spring Semester).
  4. Create a Study Away Profile by submitting the General Information, Location Selection and Study Abroad Advisor Approval. If you are interested in studying away for an Academic Year, you can select a different location per semester.
  5. Receive a confirmation email to access your individualized Application Status Page to complete your application 
  6. Submit all materials in the Application Checklist:
    • Study Away Short Answer Questions
    • Location Selection Details
    • Course Intent & Preferences
    • Language Background (if applicable)
    • Specialized Program Short Answer Questions (if applicable)
    • Academic Internship Application (optional for specific locations)
  7. Completed all 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 with your request.

Specialized Programs

In addition to study away, here is a list of specialized programs visiting students can apply for:

Short Answer Questions