International Applicants

A World of Possibilities

Applying as an International Student to NYU’s Campus in New York

Like New York City, NYU’s New York campus is home to people from all over the world. In fact, our student body is comprised of students from more than 90 countries! No matter where they apply from, every NYU applicant is held to the same admissions standards, and generally follows the same application steps.

To apply to NYU’s New York campus, use one of these guides:


Please allow extra time when mailing hard copies of diplomas, transcripts, and other admissions supporting documents from outside the U.S.

As part of the admissions process, some applicants may be asked to attend a candidate weekend or take part in a face-to-face, phone, or video interview.

Submitting Standardized Tests

SAT, ACT, and IB results are not the only way to satisfy your standardized testing requirement. You can also take a regional or national exam. We recognize dozens from around the world — and the list is getting longer. In addition, some applicants may also need to provide proof of English language proficiency.  

Financing your Education

Financial aid is available only for incoming freshman and not available for transfer applicants. Please carefully review our financial aid application instructions and deadlines.

If you are admitted you must submit a certification of finances showing you’ll be able to fund your four years of study..

Depending on your status, here are some things to plan for:

  • Fill out the NYU Application for Certificate of Eligibility (AFCOE) online after you’re admitted to the university and pay your enrollment deposit. Submit supporting documents as well. This must be done before you’re issued a student visa (Form I-20) or exchange visitor visa (Form DS-2019).
  • If you expect to use savings, parental support, outside private or government scholarships, or any combination of these to finance your studies, you’ll need to send official letters or similar certificates as proof of such support. Include your name and date of birth on each document.
  • If you’re in the U.S. at the time of your admission, you’ll need to submit a copy of your I-94 card.
  • Students who hold a F-1 or J-1 student visa are generally not allowed to work in the U.S. to help pay for their education and are required to pursue a full-time course load each semester.

Dual Degrees

NYU does not consider undergraduate applications from students who already have a bachelor's degree, except from applicants wishing to major in nursing or any degree in engineering.