Students Currently Studying OUTSIDE of the US
NYU requires students enrolling in courses to have an appropriate visa for study. The NYU Office of Global Services(OGS) can assist you in obtaining an I-20/DS-2019 to process your F-1 or J-1 student visa. Once you have completed the program application, you will receive instructions for submitting the I-20/DS-2019 documentation.
For specific visa-related questions, email OGS at firstname.lastname@example.org.
English Language Proficiency
International students who are not already in the US on an F-1 or J-1 visa must provide proof of their English language proficiency.
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 (results must be from the last two years):
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)
iTEP (International Test of English Proficiency). We will accept results from the in-person or online version.
Duolingo (Duolingo English Test)
We do not accept results from the IELTS Indicator, the TOEFL ITP Plus for China, TOEFL Essentials, or the PTE Academic Online.
Scores can be self-reported on the application or sent directly from the testing agency. If you are sending scores from the testing agency, follow the below instructions:
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.
For the Duolingo English Test, please follow the instructions outlined in Duolingo's "How do I send my Duolingo English Test results to institutions?" documentation to send your score to NYU for free.
Who is exempt from English language proficiency testing?
Exemption will be given in the following circumstances:
English is your first/primary language
You already completed (at the time of application submission) three or more consecutive academic years in a curriculum where the only language of instruction was English
If the last option applies to you, you will be able to submit a copy of a transcript that shows at least 3 full years of instruction at a school taught solely in English as part of your application.
Do you have a minimum score requirement?
We do not have any minimum test score requirements, but competitive applicants will receive:
100 and above on the TOEFL iBT
7.5 and above on the IELTS Academic
70 and above on the PTE Academic
191 and above on the Cambridge English Scale
4.5 and above on the iTEP
125 and above on the Duolingo English Test
Please note that international students currently studying in the US (at NYU or at another academic institution) who currently are in a F-1 or J-1 visa status are not required to submit additional visa documentation in order to participate in an NYU summer program, unless they need to transfer their SEVIS record to NYU. Please contact OGS at email@example.com directly if this is the case.