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Scholarships & Financial Aid

NYU Students 

If you are a NYU upperclassmen who will receive a degree from NYU in New York and are spending a semester or year abroad at an NYU Global Academic Center, here are a few things you should know:

  •  Studying abroad does not necessarily cost more than studying in New York. The cost of housing, meals, and daily living abroad is comparable and in some cases less expensive than New York City.
  • The cost of tuition and registration fees remains the same, and your NYU financial aid package applies while you study at an NYU Global Academic Center. 
  • Students who apply and qualify for financial aid will be considered for additional aid for their semester abroad.
  • Need-based and merit-based study abroad scholarships and grants are available through NYU Global Programs and many external organizations.

Additional Financial Aid

All admitted Study Away undergraduate students who will recieve a degree from NYU in New York applying for financial aid will be automatically evaluated for an additional need-based award: the Global Pathways Scholarship is up to $4,000 per semester (depending on demonstrated need) to cover the additional costs of studying away. Students will receive an award notification beginning in June (for fall semester) and in November (for spring semester). Students follow the regular Office of Financial Aid process for applying for need based aid.

Global Programs Merit Scholarships

A small group of students that have been admitted for a semester study at one of the NYU Academic Centers will be awarded a merit grant of $1,500. Awards will be determined based on the quality of the student’s application and academic record. Selected students will be informed shortly after notification. All funding is posted as tuition credit to the recipient’s NYU student account. No additional application is required.


» Students must have applied or been admitted to an NYU Global Academic Center for fall, spring, or the full academic year to be considered for any listed awards.

» Students attending summer, winter, or school-specific semester programs such as Tisch Special Programs, or exchange programs such as Stern IBEX or NYU International Exchange, are not eligible for the Global Programs Merit Scholarship, Banco Santander Scholarship or Accra Community Service Grant.

» Students must be currently enrolled full-time and in good academic and disciplinary standing.

» Students must be eligible for aid from NYU and from federal and state government sources; students must be classified either as U.S. citizens or as eligible non-citizens.

Incoming NYU Transfers

Incoming NYU Transfer Students are awarded financial aid packages as determined by the NYU Office of Financial Aid. Contact the Office of Financial Aid with any questions.

Incoming Liberal Studies Freshmen

Incoming Liberal Studies Freshmen who are spending their first year abroad are awarded financial aid packages as determined by the NYU Office of Financial Aid. Contact the Office of Financial Aid with any questions.

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External Scholarships

Scholarships for study abroad are available through many organizations. Below are external scholarships that our students have received in the past.

Diversity Abroad offers $1,000 scholarships for study abroad. These scholarships are only available for students studying abroad on programs offered by a Diversity Abroad member organization (NYU is a Diversity Abroad member.)

Economically disadvantaged students, African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic/Latino and Native-American students are strongly encouraged to apply.

Visit Diversity Abroad's website for more details!

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a congressionally funded program sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education. Awards range from $2000 - $8000 per semester.

Keep in mind you can apply for the award even if your study abroad application is still pending. If you wait for your application results, you might miss the deadlines!

How to Apply:

Visit to learn more about the Gilman scholarship and to complete the on-line application. Please review the eligibility requirements carefully, keeping in mind only students currently receiving a federal Pell Grant will be considered.

Read the Application Tips and complete the online application by 11:59 pm Central Time on October 1, 2013. The application includes three main sections: personal data, Statement of Purpose Essay, and Follow-On Project Proposal. You’ll also be asked to select a Study Abroad and Financial Aid Adviser. See adviser details below.

Complete the Gilman Authorization form by October 1, 2013. *This is the only way to ensure that your application will be certified by both advisers. We are unable to certify your application without your signed form on file.

For specific questions, you can reach the Gilman Organization at 713-621-6300 or

Adviser Information:

Study Abroad Adviser (NYU Global Programs and International Exchanges)

Kate Bruce, 212-998-4433

Study Abroad Adviser (Tisch Special Programs)

Alyssa Leal, 212-998-1835

Financial Aid Adviser

Mike Zinkham, 212-998-4485

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