NYU welcomes applications for admission from students all over the world. In fact, international students, defined by NYU as students who do not hold citizenship or permanent residency status in the United States, comprise roughly 20% of the most recent entering class on our New York campus. There are, however, important notes for international students to consider when applying for admission:
All applicants to NYU, regardless of citizenship, are held to the same admissions standards, and evaluated on the same admissions criteria.
It is not necessary for you to submit financial documents with your application. The New York University Application for Certificate of Eligibility (AFCOE), will be available online to students who are offered admission and who pay the enrollment deposit. All non-U.S. Citizens and non-U.S. permanent residents must file the AFCOE and submit appropriate evidence of their ability to finance their education before certificates for student visas (Form I-20) or exchange visitor visas (Form DS-2019) can be issued.
If you are admitted to NYU and your studies will be financed with your own savings, parental support, outside private or government scholarships, or any combination of these, you will need to send official letters or similar certificates as proof of such support. You will need to include your name and date of birth on each document you submit.
If you are currently in the United States at the time of your admission, you must submit a copy of your I-94 card. Please note that students holding F-1 or J-1 student visas are generally not allowed to work in the United States to earn money toward their education and are required to pursue a full-time course load each semester.