Welcome to NYU Madrid! We’re delighted that you’ll be spending a semester or year with us and can’t wait to greet you in Madrid. In the meantime, this page will guide you through everything you need to get ready for your experience abroad. We’ve mirrored the acceptance letter very closely, so please be sure to use that as an additional reference.
Confirm your spot in the program
You must accept your offer of admission in order to confirm your intention to enroll via your Enrollment Portal.
An Important Note: All students are recommended to confirm their spot within 2 weeks of receiving notification of acceptance. Please understand that enrollment capacity is limited and if the program reaches capacity before we receive your reservation, you will be placed on a wait list.
Complete the immigration process
NYU's Office of Global Services (OGS) will be your main contact in navigating the immigration and visa process. Review step-by-step instructions on what you need to do on the Visa for NYU Madrid page.
Apply for Additional Funding
Financial aid, grants, and scholarships are available to both NYU and Non-NYU upperclassmen who study abroad at the NYU Global Academic Centers.
NYU students with a current FAFSA on file with the Office of Financial Aid may apply for additional financial aid for their semester abroad. Non-NYU students who receive financial aid are encouraged to work with a financial aid adviser from their home school to inquire about transferring financial aid funding to NYU via a consortium agreement.
Update NYUHome ASAP
NYU Students: We'll send all e-mail communication to your NYU e-mail address (not your personal or Stern address), so check that account regularly or activate mail forwarding. In addition, make sure that your addresses and phone numbers in Albert are updated so that we're able to contact you with important information throughout the semester.
Visiting Students: You created an NYUHome account when applying for the program. Please make sure you keep all contact information current and check your NYUHome e-mail account regularly.
NYU Students: NYU Housing in NYC
NYU Students: If you currently live in NYU Housing, the housing office will be in touch with via email to confirm your cancellation. Questions? E-mail email@example.com.
The housing preferences form for housing abroad will be available through the online forms system. Please note that housing abroad is guaranteed and required for all students.
Attend Pre-Departure Orientation
NYU Students: Attending a Pre-Departure Orientation is required for all students. At the PDO, you will learn about courses, student life, excursions, and much more.
Visiting Students: If you’re nearby and able to attend any on-campus events, we’d love to have you. However, we’re also committed to making sure that those of you who don’t live near New York City are kept in the loop. Here are a few ways we ensure that you’re just as well-informed as NYU students:
- We will send you regular e-mails with comprehensive “what to do” lists and details and post information about the pre-departure process to the site specific blogs.
- Our staff is always available to provide prompt assistance to any questions you have by e-mail or phone.
- We can put you in contact with students who attend our programs so that you can get inside information on what to expect. To speak with a former student from your program, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register for classes
Please view the course selection within the Academics Section of this website. Please note these courses are subject to change. Days, times and call numbers will be provided closer to registration.
Official Course listings will be available through http://www.nyu.edu/registrar/.
Book your flight
All students are responsible for arranging their own transportation for their semester abroad. Students must plan to arrive on Arrival Day as indicated on the calendar.
Housing is available only for the dates of the program so if you plan to arrival early or leave late, please be aware you will be responsible for your own accommodations.
For tips and requirements about flights, please see the Admitted Students blog.
Submit All Your Online and Paper Forms
All students are required to submit a combination of paper and online forms. These forms are used to collect needed information for your upcoming semester like housing preferences, immigration preparation, and arrival itinerary.
For more information about required forms and relevant links please see the Admitted Students blog.
Sending Packages to NYU Madrid
You may ship items from home to NYU Madrid, however you cannot mail ahead of arrival. Please read below for detailed instructions on sending your mail or packages.
Instructions for Sending Packages to NYU Madrid
Students should NOT plan to receive packages from the U.S. Students attempting to obtain packages sent from the U.S. will have to go through a tedious, time consuming, and sometimes expensive procedure with customs (even just for a jar of peanut butter or pack of M&Ms). Packages sent via FedEx or UPS are OK, as these companies will handle the procedure with customs.
Vitamins and/or food supplements should NOT be sent under any circumstances, as they are first inspected by the Ministry of Health and that can take forever!
Although it is not recommended to have packages sent, please read through these additional considerations and regulations should you still choose to receive packages.
- ALL letters and packages should be sent to students at the NYU Madrid academic center.
- To avoid paying heavy customs duties and VAT, students should have care packages and clothes sent to them as “used personal items”. These should be addressed solely to you, as shown below.
- Our staff will sign for packages and pick up notices and notify you of any mail. All correspondence should be addressed exactly as follows below:
Student Name (First and Last, no nicknames)
Calle Barquillo 13
Customs declarations should always say “used personal items” (enseres personales usados in Spanish) so they will not be confused with commercial merchandise for resale. Students should NOT plan on having electronic devices shipped to them as they will most likely pay heavy customs duties. Shipping clothes and comfort foods, appropriately labeled, is not usually a problem.
PLEASE NOTE: Students are advised to bring ALL THEIR MEDICATIONS (prescription or over-the-counter) WITH THEM IN THEIR LUGGAGE in its original packaging/containers. As the consequence of the international illegal drug trade, all medications sent through the mail undergo strict controls which may make it impossible for a student to receive them in a timely and reliable manner. Bring sufficient refills for the duration of your time abroad. Consult the pre-departure information from NYU Study Abroad regarding medications and travel abroad for further information.