Exchange students must be nominated and accepted by their home universities in order to study at Stern. You should contact your school’s exchange office for information on how to apply to the program. Once accepted, you will need to submit the following five documents to our office:
- NYU Stern Exchange & Visa Application (will be used to process student visa paperwork). Online submission of this application AND a PDF copy are required.
Note: As you progress through the online application, your responses will be saved every time you click the "Next" button. You may leave and return to the application (and change your responses) as many times as you want. However, after you officially submit your completed application you will not be able to make any further changes online. Any changes should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, right after you submit your application you will have a chance to print it and/or save it as a PDF. Save your application as a PDF and email a copy to our office. Remember to do this immediately (and before you close the application window) because you will not be able to access, print or save it at a later date.
- Financial documentation showing that you have adequate funds to provide for ALL expenses while in the United States. For Spring 2015 these expenses include $2,144 for required comprehensive health insurance (covers spring and summer) and living expenses estimated at $8,000 per semester, for a minimum total of $10,144 USD. For Fall 2014 these expenses include $1,295 for required comprehensive health insurance and living expenses estimated at $8,000 per semester, for a minimum total of $9,295 USD. If you are applying for a full year at NYU Stern you must prove adequate funds to cover expenses of $3,439 for a year of required comprehensive health insurance and living expenses estimated at $18,000 for a minimum total of $21,439 USD for the full year. Financial documentation (i.e. personal bank statements, loan documents, etc.) must be printed on letterhead, signed by a bank official, dated within the past 6 months and demonstrate possession of adequate funds to cover all costs. Note: If the finances that will be provided are in an account without the student's name on it then an additional Affidavit of Support document must be completed by the account owner and submitted with the other five required documents.
- One scanned copy of your transcript in English that includes ALL university-level coursework, not just the most recent semester (can be an official or unofficial copy)
- One passport-sized digital photo of yourself (for our office use only)
- One scanned copy of your passport photo page showing a passport valid for at least six months after the last day of the semester you want to study at NYU Stern
Note: All courses are conducted in English. We request non-native speakers have a minimum score of:
- 7.5 on the IELTS test;
- 100 on the TOEFL IBT (Internet Based Test); OR
- 250 on the TOEFL Computer Based Test.