In most cases, international students who want to enroll at NYU as a visiting student need to obtain a F-1/J-1 student visa. In order to allow plenty of time between admission and the start of the semester, international students should submit the application by the following deadlines:
International students must submit their application in full, including language proficiency scores by the dates listed above. Permanent residents and individuals in the U.S. pursuant to certain non-immigrant visa categories are not required to submit visa documentation to enroll in courses.
If English is not your native language, you may be asked to show your proficiency by taking one of the following tests (results must be from the last two years):
Exemption will be given in the following circumstances:
We do not have any minimum test score requirements, but our most competitive applicants score above 100 on the TOEFL iBT, 7.5 on the IELTS, and 70 on the PTE Academic and 191 on the Cambridge English Scale.
For the TOEFL iBT, use NYU's code 2562.
For the IELTS Academic, search for "New York University" and release results to Undergraduate Admissions as opposed to one of our school or colleges. Similarly, for the PTE Academic, C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency, select "New York University" as opposed to one of our specific NYU schools or colleges. Searching for "NYU" will not return any results; you must search using our official name.
To be a visiting student you will need an F-1 or J-1 student visa. You cannot be a visiting student with a B-1/B-2 or ESTA visa. If you are offered admissions we will assist you in the next steps including obtaining an I-20. Please contact the NYU Office of Global Services (OGS) with specific visa related questions at email@example.com.
As an F-1 or J-1 student you are required to pursue a "full course of study" to achieve a specific educational objective at an academic institution in the United States.
All international students MUST check in with the NYU Office of Global Services (OGS) upon arrival in order to be in compliance. Visit the OGS website for a list of dates and times for visiting student check in.