As of November 15, 2021 we are no longer accepting new interest for Spring 2022 Study Away.

The Fall 22 and Academic Year 22 -23 Interest Form will be available early January 2022.

NYU Study Away Application Process

The application review is a holistic process that considers the complete academic record, application materials and  unique program requirements submitted by each student. On this page you will find all the details needed to apply to study away for a semester or academic year with NYU Global Programs at an NYU global site.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Registered as a full time student at an accredited US college or university
  • Completed freshman year of study (two full semesters) and will be 18 or older prior to beginning of term away
  • Suggested GPA of 3.0 or higher; students with lower GPA's are encouraged to provide insight to their academic goals in their application
  • Students who have completed at least one year of college but are not presently enrolled or who have graduated are also eligible to apply; however, priority is given to students currently matriculated
  • Students on academic or disciplinary probation are ineligible to study away
  • Students currently on leave from their institution may be required to return to their home campus and successfully complete one academic semester (Fall or Spring) of full-time course work before enrolling in NYU Study Away; this is determined on a case-by-case basis

Available Locations

All visiting students are required to select two location preferences for study away. Please review this list to confirm the locations that are available:

Note: NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU London, NYU Los Angeles Program, and NYU New York are available to NYU students only.*NYU Sydney plans to resume in-person instruction in Fall 2022.


Students should submit their application on or before the admissions deadlines posted below. We highly encourage students to apply by the Priority Decision deadline.

Fall Semester and Academic Year Application Deadlines

  Apply by Notification on
Confirm before
International Exchange February 15
March 15 March 30
Regular Decision February 15 March 15 March 30
Rolling Admissions After February 15* April 1 (typically 2-4 weeks from date of submission) as space remains available

Spring Semester Application Deadlines

  Apply by Notification on
Confirm before
International Exchange September 15 October 15 November 1
Regular Decision
September 15** TBD
Rolling Admissions After September 15* TBD (typically 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.

Items Needed to Apply

In order to apply to study away for a semester or an academic year, we require the following information to consider your application complete:

  • General Background Information- Name, Email, Address, etc
  • Term Selection- Fall Semester or Spring Semester. Academic Year (Fall & Spring Semester) applicants should select Fall Semester.
  • Top Three Location Preferences (per semester)
  • Transcript
  • Academic Details- Major, Class Standing, Anticipated Graduation Year
  • Study Abroad Advisor Approval Form (from home institution)
  • Citizenship Details
  • Emergency Contact Information
  • Location-Specific Details

Once you submit your application, you will have access to apply for additional optional opportunities (where available). Access to opportunities is based on your first choice location:

  • Specialized Academic Program
  • For-credit and Non-credit Internships

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. 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).
  3. Submit all required sections of the application
  4. Receive a confirmation email to access your individualized Enrollment Portal. It will take about 15-30 minutes to receive access to this page.
  5. Click the Enrollment Portal link and submit optional materials to be considered for scholarships, 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!

Specialized Programs

In addition to study away, here is a list of specialized programs visiting students can apply for:

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