In most cases, International students who want to enroll in NYU January Term must obtain a student visa in order to attend. It is important to allow plenty of time between admission and the start of the program to ensure that all visa steps are completed. As such, all international students must submit their application in full, including language proficiency scores, by the November 1 application deadline. 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. Please contact the NYU Office of Global Services (OGS) with specific visa related questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Student Application Deadline
I-20 Forms* due to OGS
*I-20 Forms are sent after the application is complete.
English Language Testing Requirements:
If English is not your native language, you may be asked to show your proficiency by taking one of the following tests:
- TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test)
- IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
- PTE Academic (Pearsons Test of English Academic)
- CAE or CPE (Cambridge English: Advanced of Proficiency)
- Your native language is English;
- You have been studying in a school or college/university where the sole language of instruction is English for at least 3 full years at the time of your application; or
- Your education has been completed entirely in schools/colleges/universities where the language of instruction is English.
What do I need to score on one of these tests?
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.
How do I submit my results to NYU?
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, CAE and CPE, 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.
Getting a Visa
Individuals who enter the U.S. on a B visa (tourist) or pursuant to visa waiver are not eligible to participate in a course of study at NYU as a visiting student. An F-1 or J-1 student is a nonimmigrant who is pursuing a "full course of study" to achieve a specific educational objective at an academic institution in the United States. Once the educational objective has been achieved, the F-1 or J-1 student is expected by the U.S. government to depart the U.S. Pursuant to these guidelines, University Programs sessions at New York University are designed to be singular academic experiences for international students. Therefore, international students are encouraged to have one such experience per year, and should not plan to apply for more than one University Programs session per year. Please contact OGS to clarify any questions related to your particular educational objective.
Arriving in New York City
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.