Welcome to NYU Berlin! We’re delighted that you’ll be spending a semester or year with us and can’t wait to greet you in Berlin. In the meantime, this page will guide you through everything you need to get ready for your term abroad.
Confirm your spot in the program
In order to confirm your intention to enroll, you must accept your offer of admission by submitting a $500 non-refundable reservation fee. You can accept or decline your offer online using a non-refundable e-check or by mail / in person (only if you are unable to accept your offer online). To accept online, please see your acceptance email with specific instructions on how to access the link through NYUHome. If you are unable to accept your offer online, please mail a completed Confirmation Form (to be sent separately) and a check or money order payable to "New York University" to NYU Office of Global Programs, 383 Lafayette Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10003. Please DO NOT SEND CASH. The check or money order must be in U.S. funds only and include your University ID number and Study Away site in the memo section. Reservation fees are encouraged within two weeks of acceptance. **It is this confirmation form and fee that guarantees your place in the program. Please note that programs space is limited. If the program reaches capacity before we receive your reservation fee, you will be placed on a waitlist.**
Update NYUHome ASAP
NYU Students: We'll send all e-mail communication to your NYU e-mail address (not your personal or Stern address), so check that account regularly or activate mail forwarding. In addition, make sure that your addresses and phone numbers in Albert are updated so that we're able to contact you with important information throughout the semester.
Visiting Students: You created an NYUHome account when applying for the program. Please make sure you keep all contact information current and check your NYUHome e-mail account regularly.
Complete the immigration process
NYU's Office of Global Services (OGS) will be your main contact in navigating the immigration and visa process. Review step-by-step instructions on what you need to do on the Visa for NYU Berlin page.
Apply for Additional Funding
Financial aid, grants, and scholarships are available to both NYU and Non-NYU upperclassmen who study abroad at the NYU Global Academic Centers.
Additional scholarships for study abroad are available through many organizations.
NYU Students: NYU Housing in NYC
NYU Students: If you currently live in NYU Housing, the housing office will be in touch with via email to confirm your cancellation. Questions? E-mail email@example.com.
The housing preferences form for housing abroad will be available through the online forms system. Please note that housing abroad is guaranteed and required for all students.
Attend Pre-Departure Orientation
NYU Students: Attending a Pre-Departure Orientation is required for all students. At the PDO, you will learn about courses, student life, excursions, and much more.
Visiting Students: If you’re nearby and able to attend any on-campus events, we’d love to have you. However, we’re also committed to making sure that those of you who don’t live near New York City are kept in the loop. Here are a few ways we ensure that you’re just as well-informed as NYU students:
- We will send you regular e-mails with comprehensive “what to do” lists and details and post information about the pre-departure process to the site specific blogs.
- Our staff is always available to provide prompt assistance to any questions you have by e-mail or phone.
- We can put you in contact with students who attend our programs so that you can get inside information on what to expect. To speak with a former student from your program, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
All students will be required to participate in the Pre-Departure Orientation. The date of that will be communicated to students directly.
Register for classes
Please view the course selection within the Academics Section of this website. Please note these courses are subject to change. Days, times and call numbers will be provided closer to registration.
Official Course listings will be available through http://www.nyu.edu/registrar/.
Book your flight
All students are responsible for arranging their own transportation for their semester abroad. Students must plan to arrive on Arrival Day as indicated on the calendar.
Housing is available only for the dates of the program so if you plan to arrival early or leave late, please be aware you will be responsible for your own accommodations.
For tips and requirements about flights, please see the Admitted Students blog.
Sending Packages to NYU Berlin
You may ship items from home to NYU Berlin, however you cannot mail ahead of arrival. Please read below for detailed instructions on sending your mail or packages.
Instructions for Sending Packages to NYU Berlin
Students who need to send items in advance, should contact our team at email@example.com to inquire about capacity.
For the NYU Berlin Residence:
For Neon Woods:
Name, Room Number, NYU Berlin
Warschauer Str. 6, 10243 Berlin, Germany
Note: Please be aware that packages sent from the U.S. may be subject to extensive VAT taxes, particularly regarding electronic devices and clothes. These taxes might be collected upon delivery or sometimes after delivery in a separate invoice. Due to German Customs policies, it is necessary to affix the right customs form to the outside of the package. This form is called PS Form 2976-A and contains an itemized list of the package’s contents, including their value. An invoice, in duplicate, is required for all personal shipments with a value of $300 or more. Failure to do so will result in you having to personally pick up your package at the Berlin Customs office, which usually implies a lengthy wait and high customs fees.
PLEASE NOTE: Students are advised to bring ALL THEIR MEDICATIONS (prescription or over-the-counter) WITH THEM IN THEIR LUGGAGE in its original packaging/containers. Bring sufficient refills for the duration of your time abroad. Consult the pre-departure information from NYU Study Away regarding medications and travel abroad for further information.