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International Students

We welcome international students! In most cases, international students who want to enroll in NYU Summer Sessions must obtain a student visa in order to attend. It is important to allow plenty of time between admission and the start of the program to ensure that all visa steps are completed. As such, all international students must submit their application in full, including language proficiency scores, by the March 15, 2015 application deadline. Permanent residents and individuals in the U.S. pursuant to certain non-immigrant visa categories are not required to submit visa documentation to enroll in courses. Please contact the NYU Office of Global Services (OGS) with specific visa related questions at

All international students MUST check in with the NYU Office of Global Services (OGS) upon arrival in order to be in compliance. Visit the OGS website for a list of dates and times for visiting student check in.

Note to international students from NYU Office of Global Services (OGS): Individuals who enter the U.S. on a B visa (tourist) or pursuant to visa waiver are not eligible to participate in a course of study at NYU as a visiting student. An F-1 or J-1 student is a nonimmigrant who is pursuing a "full course of study" to achieve a specific educational objective at an academic institution in the United States. Once the educational objective has been achieved, the F-1 or J-1 student is expected by the U.S. government to depart the U.S. Pursuant to these guidelines, University Programs sessions at New York University are designed to be singular academic experiences for international students. Therefore, international students are encouraged to have one such experience per year, and should not plan to apply for more than one University Programs session per year. Please contact OGS to clarify any questions related to your particular educational objective.

Currently studying IN the United States

International students studying in the US (at NYU or at another academic institution) who have an F-1 or J-1 visa are not required to submit additional visa documentation to enroll in courses at NYU.

Currently studying OUTSIDE the United States

NYU requires students enrolling in courses to have a F-1 or J-1 visa. The NYU Office of Global Services (OGS) can assist you in obtaining an I-20 to process your F-1 or J-1 visa. Once you have completed a program application, you will receive instructions for submitting the I-20/DS-2019 documentation. OGS will assist you in obtaining an I-20 to process your F-1 or J-1 visa. Contact them with specific visa related questions at You must fulfill the following requirements:

  • You must be enrolled as a full time student. Full-time enrollment can be defined in one of two ways: (1) You will need a minimum of 6 points for a 6-week session, 3 points for a 3-week session, or 12 points for a 12-week session. (2) You may take a course that meets a total of 18 hours per week.
  • You must provide Proof of English Proficiency as a part of program registration โ€“ acceptable formats:
    • TOEFL: minimum score of 600 on the paper-based test, 250 on the computer-based test, or 100 on the internet-based test; OR
    • IELTS: minimum overall score of 7.5; OR
    • Pearson's Test of English (PTE Academic);
    • University Transcript: If you attended an academic institution in which English is the language of instruction for at least a full academic year you may submit an official transcript in lieu of testing. (Transcripts submitted in lieu of testing must be identified as such via an email to

Please have TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores sent directly to NYU from the testing agency. NYU's institution code is 2562.

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International Student Deadlines

Application Available February 1
International Application Deadline March 15
I-20 Forms* due to OGS April 1

*I-20 Forms are sent after the application is complete.

NYU's Office of Global Services

OGS provides specialized support to NYU's international students โ€“ both current and prospective โ€“ including visa information, programs and events, cultural adjustment resources, and more.

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