Applicants to NYU academic year study away programs are generally registered as full-time students at an accredited US college or university. All applicants are required to include two different choices of locations for study and every attempt will be made to match students with one of their top two locations. Students who participate in study away programs have completed their freshman year of study (two full semesters) and have reached the age of 18 prior to the beginning of the term away. Students admitted to the program have earned a GPA of at least 3.0 or higher. Incomplete (I) grades on official transcripts must be resolved before an admissions decision can be made. Students who have completed at least one year of college but are not presently enrolled in a college or university or have already graduated are also eligible to apply; however, priority is given to students currently matriculated.

Students with disabilities who are requesting accommodations at NYU Global academic centers must contact the Moses Center for Student Accessibility to discuss reasonable accommodations. Students are encouraged to contact the Moses Center for Student Accessibility prior to choosing a location and should register with the Moses Center as soon as they receive notification of their admission to enroll. Information for students with disabilities who are requesting accommodations at an NYU academic center can be found on the Moses Center website.

Eligibility & Requirements

All students interested in applying to study at an NYU Global Academic Center must complete the online application which includes an agreement to the NYU Study Away Standard. All applicants are encouraged to include two different choices of locations for study and every attempt will be made to match students with one of their top two locations.

Eligible student types include: 

Notification & Acceptance 

Applicants will be notified via e-mail on the notification date. Accepted students must confirm their intention to enroll by submitting a nonrefundable $500 reservation fee and are urged to do so immediately upon receiving admission notification; enrollment is not guaranteed until the reservation is received. Reservations will be accepted as long as space remains available. Please note that space in the program is limited. If the program reaches capacity before we receive your reservation, you will be placed on a waitlist.

Mail any required application materials to:

NYU Office of Global Programs 

383 Lafayette Street, 4th Floor

New York, NY 10003

Application materials can also be emailed to global.admissions@nyu.edu

Online Application

Note: If you encounter trouble when trying to submit your application, first save the application as it is and then clear your cache (read: go into your browser tools menu and select the clear history/clear browsing data/clear cache option). Then, close all of your browser windows, reopen the browser, and log back into your application. In almost all cases, this will allow you to submit your application. If you try this and continue to have trouble, please email us at global.admissions@nyu.edu and we will help you.

Steps to Submit an Application

Visiting students (students currently matriculated at another US accredited institution) who would like to apply must create an application ID.

  1. Create an application ID as a First-time user
  2. Log into the application using your NYU net ID and password
  3. 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).
  4. Submit all required sections of the application.
  5. Receive a confirmation email to access your individualized Enrollment Portal. It will take about 15-30 minutes to receive access to this page.
  6. Click the Enrollment Portal link and submit optional materials to be considered for 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!
Apply by Notification on
Confirm before
February 15  March 16
March 30
March 15* April 2
April 16
After March 15* April 16 (2-4 weeks from date of submission) as space remains available
Apply by Notification on
Confirm before
September 15 October 3
October 17
October 15* November 1
November 16
After October 15* 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.