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Application Process for NYU Students

Admission to the International Exchange program is highly selective. An extremely limited number of spaces is available each year. The application process is two steps: first you must be chosen from all NYU applicants to be the University nominee; second, you must be approved for admission by the partner university.


1. Review Partner Schools

Read about each school and visit their websites. Decide on an institution and make an appointment to discuss your plans with an advisor. 

2. Research the Courses

Follow the links on the Partner Universities page to your desired host university's course listings. Just like at NYU, not every course is offered every semester. Be sure to pay attention to semesters and course levels. In some cases, certain courses are only available for a full year. Talk to a Global Programs advisor if you need assistance deciphering course offerings.

3. Meet with Your Advisor

Confirm with the advisors in your school and department that the courses you intend to take through the exchange program will be appropriate for your academic plan. Keep in mind courses cannot be guaranteed ahead of time. It is best to approve more than you need to give you flexibilty. Have your advisor sign an academic planning form so you can submit it with your application.

CAS students are encouraged to visit the CAS Advising Office in the Silver Center (9th Floor) for academic advising regarding the International Exchange Program.

4. Apply

To apply for the program, you must submit a completed Student Data Form, Academic Planning Form, official transcript (electronic transcripts are not permitted), statement of purpose, and two letters of academic recommendation.

Transcripts should be requested from the Registrar's Office in advance. Letters of academic recommendation should be printed on letterhead and include an original signature; recommendations should be written by faculty members. Some partner institutions require additional documents after nomination. Please turn in application materials to NYU Global Programs located at 25 West 4th Street, 1st Floor before the specified application deadline.


The application deadline  for the full academic year or fall semester is February 15th and September 15th for the spring semester. (The International Exchange Program does not operate during the summer term.)

First your application materials are reviewed by an NYU committee to determine if you will become an NYU nominee. Students who are chosen as nominees must then abide by additional application deadlines set by the partner institutions; there is very little flexibility with deadlines.

NYU Global Programs will process your application materials. If approved, you will be nominated for the program and your application materials will be forwarded to your selected host university. The host university will require you to complete a version of their exchange student application form once they have received your initial application materials and have approved of your participation. If your school's application form asks for an application fee, please double check with NYU Global Programs to see if it is truly necessary (it is usually not necessary). Some universities have an application form available for you to complete ahead of time, but most will invite you to complete an application only after successful review of your Student Data Form and supporting materials.

Further information about applying can be found in individual partner university descriptions. Email with any questions you have about applying to the International Exchange Program.

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