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):
**Starting with applicants for the Summer 2020 semester, NYU will accept the Duolingo English Test to fulfill our English language proficiency requirement.
Exemption will be given in the following circumstances:
We do not have any minimum test score requirements, but competitive applicants will receive:
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.
Please note that NYU advises against a B-1/B-2 visa or Visa Waiver (ESTA) for visiting students. If you require NYU sponsorship for a visa, only F-1 or J-1 is advised. If you are offered admissions, we will assist you in the next steps, including instructions for obtaining an I-20, after you have officially accepted your spot.
Please note the following deadlines for submitting your I-20 application to the NYU Office of Global Services (OGS):
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.