Who is the International Student?
At New York University, international students are enrolled in every school of the University, pursuing full-time studies from the undergraduate to the Ph.D. level. Most international students at NYU are graduate students who already have a degree and/or significant work experience before enrolling at the University.
NYU international students are citizens of over 130 different countries. The countries sending the largest number of students to NYU for the 2007-2008 academic year are Korea, Taiwan, China, India, and Japan. Other countries with large numbers of students at NYU include Canada, Israel, France, Italy, and Brazil.
International students enter the United States using one of two student visas. Most students are classified as F-1 students at NYU. A small number are J-1 students. The primary distinction between the two classifications is that F-1 students usually have private sources of funding, whereas J-1 students often have governmental or international agency funding. Many J-1 students are participants in an exchange program between their university abroad and NYU. Although the primary purpose of F-1 and J-1 student status is study in the United States, both classifications allow for off-campus employment.