The Office of Global Programs is no longer accepting applications for NYU Madrid, following the September 15th deadline for Spring 2022 study away.

The Study Away Application Process

The application review is a holistic process that considers the complete academic record, application materials and  unique program requirements submitted by each student. On this page you will find all the details needed to apply to study away for a semester or academic year with NYU Global Programs at an NYU global site.

If interested in applying to a program not offered through NYU Global Programs (ex. Tisch Special Programs, Stern IBEX, Tandon Global E3), we encourage you to visit the appropriate school or department website.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Registered as a full-time undergraduate student at NYU
  • Completed freshman year of study (two full semesters) and will be 18 or older prior to beginning of term away*
  • Students must be in Academic Good Standing as defined by home school
  • Students on academic or disciplinary probation are ineligible to study away
  • Students currently on leave from the University may be required to return to their home campus and successfully complete one academic semester (Fall or Spring) of full-time course work before enrolling in NYU Study Away; this is determined on a case-by-case basis

*Note: Students applying for the International Exchange Program are required to complete 64 credits by the time of enrollment.


Students should submit their application on or before the admissions deadlines posted below. We highly encourage students to apply by the Regular Decision deadline.

Fall Semester 2021 and Academic Year 21-22 Application Deadlines

  Apply by Notification on
Confirm before
International Exchange February 15
March 15 March 30
Regular Decision April 1 TBD
Rolling Admissions After April 1* TBD (typically 2-4 weeks from date of submission) as space remains available

Spring Semester 2022 Application Deadlines

  Apply by Notification on
Confirm before
International Exchange September 15 October 15 November 1
Regular Decision
September 15** TBD
Rolling Admissions After September 15* TBD (typically 2-4 weeks from date of submission) as space remains available

*Students who submit an application during these review phases will be admitted only as space remains available.

**Special note for students who wish to enroll at NYU Prague: Visa requirements set by the Czech government take up to 4 months to secure and process. Interested students should apply by the earliest possible deadline to enroll at NYU Prague.

Items Needed to Apply

In order to apply to study away for a semester or an academic year, we require the following information to consider your application complete:

  • Term Selection- Fall Semester or Spring Semester. Academic Year (Fall & Spring Semester) applicants should select Fall Semester.
  • Top Three Location Preferences (per semester)
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Academic Details- School, Major, Class Standing, Anticipated
  • Graduation Year
  • Citizenship Details
  • Emergency Contact Information
  • Location-Specific Details
    Note: Students applying to specific sites may be required to submit additional materials (e.g NYU Los Angeles, NYU London, and NYU Abu Dhabi).

Once you submit your application, you will have access to apply for additional optional opportunities (where available). Access to opportunities is based on your first choice location:

  • Study Away Short Answer Responses for scholarship review
  • Specialized Academic Program
  • For-credit and Non-credit Internships

Steps to Submit an Application

  1. Log into the application using your NYU net ID and password.
  2. Select the term you are applying to study away. You can select Fall Semester or Spring Semester. Students applying for a Full Academic Year (Fall & Spring should select the Fall Semester).
  3. Submit all required sections of the application
  4. Receive a confirmation email to access your individualized Enrollment Portal. It will take about 15-30 minutes to receive access to this page.
  5. Click the Enrollment Portal link and submit optional materials to be considered for scholarships, academic internships, and/or specialized programs for selected locations. Opportunities are based on first choice location selection. NOTE: Deadlines for many of these optional opportunities align with the Study Away Application deadline. Please plan ahead!

Short Answer Questions