If you receive questions from prospective international students (or have any questions yourself), you are welcome to forward them to the Undergraduate Admissions office at admissions@nyu.edu or +1212-998-4500. We have admissions staff members in New York, London, Abu Dhabi and Shanghai, with several staff members dedicated to international recruitment and application review. The office would also encourage you to use and/or share the links below with more specific information pertaining to the application processes for the three campuses, as well as information on international credentials and financial aid.

Thank you, in advance, for your support of our international admissions efforts!

New York Undergraduate Admissions

Non-US citizens applying to our New York campus or US citizens applying to our New York campus from high schools located outside of the United States can learn more about the international admissions process.

NYU Abu Dhabi Undergraduate Admissions

All prospective applicants can learn more about the admissions process for NYU Abu Dhabi.

NYU Shanghai Undergraduate Admissions

Chinese students applying to NYU Shanghai are required to take the Gaokao or another Chinese entrance examination for admission. These students can learn more about application procedures for Chinese students.

Students with citizenship outside of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong or Macau can learn more about the NYU Shanghai admissions process.  

International Credentials

NYU is a test-flexible university, in that we accept a wide variety of exams to fulfill our standardized testing requirement. We currently accept exam results from over 100 US and international examinations, and students can find out if we accept predicted and/or final exam results from their country's national exams by using our international qualifications tool. If we do not accept their local exams, we will ask that they submit the SAT, ACT, or three SAT subject exam results.

In addition, students applying to any artistic portfolio-based program in the Tisch School of the Arts or the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development are not required to submit testing.  

**Because of test cancellations and test site closures due to the pandemic, NYU has implemented a test optional policy for Fall 2021 first-year admission. However, students who are in a non-U.S. curriculum that culminates in a final school leaving or university entrance examination, such as the IB or A-Levels, are expected to provide predicted and/or final results from that examination. We anticipate that students applying for Fall 2022 and beyond will be expected to fulfill our flexible testing policy.

Learn more about our decision to go test optional.  

International Student Financial Aid

All applicants, regardless of nationality, are eligible to apply for financial aid. Students must submit the CSS Profile in order to be eligible for any NYU institutional aid, which is predominantly need-based. US citizens and permanent residents may also file the FAFSA to be considered for federal aid.

Starting in Fall 2021, for a small number of NYU's applicants, consideration will be given to our ability to fully meet their financial need before we offer admission. In addition, all new first-year students admitted to a traditional, four year program at the New York Campus - both domestic and international - will be eligible to have their full demonstrated need met.