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Courses at NYU's Global Academic Centers

NYU's Global Academic Centers offer a wide variety of course offerings from undergraduate departments across the university. Courses are crafted to uphold the quality of academic rigor and independent experience expected from NYU. Students select courses from a range of disciplines taught by an exemplary faculty of local scholars, artists, and professionals. Classes and instructors are reviewed and approved by the relevant sponsoring academic department(s) and school committees at NYU. Students register for courses through NYU's Student Information System (Albert), and receive NYU credit for all courses taken. Course offerings organized by location can be found on the courses page for each Global Academic Center. A list of all courses at the Global Academic Centers, organized by department, can be found here.

Academic Requirements, Policies, and Procedures

Before registering for classes all students should review the Policies and Procedures page for important information about academic requirements for study away students, and other academic policies and procedures.

Study Away Courses on Albert

All students register for courses using Albert (NYU’s Student Information System). Albert can be accessed through NYU Home, or by going directly to When using the Albert course search – accessed via the student center on Albert or by going directly to – find a global center’s courses by selecting the appropriate term and site from the drop down to the right under Study Away Programs. (For courses available to students studying away during the fall and spring semesters use "NYU Accra", "NYU Berlin", etc.) Note that Study Away courses cannot be found using the search fields. You must navigate to individual courses by clicking on the appropriate subject heading. 

Please note that while many courses currently do not show a course description in Albert, descriptions and syllabi can be found on the courses pages of the Study Away website. The courses in the Albert course search for a designated site should match the courses page on the Study Away site. If you have questions about study away course offerings please contact

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Registration Appointment Times

Students register for study away courses during registration week at NYU. This is typically in mid-late November for the spring term and mid-late April for the fall. Registration for Fall 2014 courses will begin the week of April 28, 2014. Students can view their appointment time in Albert. View the following guide for instruction: Viewing Appointment Times in Albert

  • NYU students that have been admitted to a Study Away site register at their regularly assigned registration time. Students should get advisor approval and clearance as usual.
  • Visiting students register in the morning on Wednesday of registration week. Admitted visiting students may register for Fall  2014 classes on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Students will be able to view their appointment time and begin using the shopping cart feature to plan their schedule approximately one week prior to registration. An announcement will be made on the Admitted Students Blog when these features are available to visiting students.
  • Students currently studying away at an NYU site are assigned an adjusted registration time on the same day of their regularly appointed time based on their earned credits. Times are adjusted earlier to compensate for time differences, connectivity issues, and the inability to visit NY based advisors in person. Students should be able to view their appointment time in Albert as usual. If you have questions about your adjusted time or think an error has been made please email


  • Language prerequisites are not hard-coded into Albert. Students will be able to register. Please ensure you are registering for a course at the appropriate level. Student placements will be reviewed after registration, and students may be asked to change their registration, should a different level be deemed appropriate.
  • Certain courses - most commonly from the disciplines of business, economics, or the sciences -  do have prerequisites hard-coded into the system. Visiting students will need a permission number to enroll in these courses. If you are interested in a non-language course with a posted prerequisite please email The Global office will review your transcript to determine whether or not you have satisfied the prerequisite. NYU students having difficulty registering for a course with prerequisites may contact their departmental advisor or

Wait-listing? Don't Forget to SWAP!!!!

Some study away sites enable students to wait-list for courses that have reached capacity. Please be aware that being on the wait list for a class does not guarantee you a spot in the class. Students can’t attend wait listed classes. It’s your responsibility to check your status via Albert.

Albert allows you to wait list for several classes at a time, including those that meet at the same time as a course you are currently enrolled in. However, in order to be enrolled off a wait list you MUST use the SWAP function. For more information on using the SWAP function, please view pages 10-12 of the NYU Registrar’s Albert Registration Help Guide.

Please note that Albert WILL NOT enroll you in more than 18 units without prior approval. This means that unless you told the system to swap your wait listed course for an enrolled course (by using the SWAP function), you will not be enrolled in the wait listed class despite it being your turn to roll in off of the wait list.

Even if you have space in your schedule (e.g. you are enrolled in 14 units and on the wait list for a 4 units course), the system will not enroll you in a course if you have a time conflict. The system will move further down the wait list until it finds a wait listed student that it can enroll in the open spot in the class.

Note: Some study away sites may not enable students to wait-list for courses.

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