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Housing & Living

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Housing Options

NYU will try to arrange housing in NYU Residence Halls for all exchange students who meet the application deadline.

NYU housing is not guaranteed for fall semester students due to the high demand on campus. In this case, NYU will provide alternate short-term housing information to students.

Visiting students are placed in apartment-style residence halls that are either within walking distance from campus or commutable via the free NYU shuttle bus.

Students cannot request a specific residence hall due to high housing demand by full-time students.

Visit the NYU Housing website for additional information.

Living Costs

Approximate Living Costs


The average cost of NYU housing for the 2016-2017 academic year varies between $7,942 - $10,556 per semester. For more information please see NYU Housing.  Students can expect 2017-2018 housing rates to be similar.  


Various meal plans are available and the cost for the 2016-2017 academic year ranges from $1,210 to $2,800 per semester. Students can expect 2017-2018 meals plans to be similar. For more information please see NYU Dining. Students can also cook their own meals or eat in restaurants if they prefer.


Students can expect to pay approximately $700-800 per semester.

Local transportation

NYU offers free shuttle buses to NYU buildings and residence halls. New York City subway and bus service is accessible to all parts of the city at $2.75 per one-way trip.

Health Insurance

Health insurance is required by the University and is a necessity in the United States because of the very high cost of healthcare. When students are registered for classes, they will be charged automatically for the NYU-sponsored Comprehensive Plan.

The 2017-2018 year-long annual fee for students enrolled in the Comprehensive plan is $4,167

Fall semester only: $1,609

Spring semester only: $2,558 (higher because it also covers summer)

Please note that health insurance costs are estimates and are subject to change.

Students also have an option to:
  • Apply to waive the NYU-sponsored plans if they maintain other insurance coverage that meets the University's criteria. The deadline to enroll or waive coverage for the Fall semester is September 30 and for the Spring semester is February 10. Students should be cautioned that NYU rarely gives insurance waivers as most insurance plans issued outside of the United States do not meet NYU's insurance criteria. Students considering exchange at NYU Stern should budget to pay for NYU insurance during their stay. To avoid requesting unnecessary waivers, students should ensure their plans meet all of NYU's required coverage aspects listed on the link above before submitting for a waiver.
  • Downgrade their coverage to the Basic Plan by September 30 for the Fall semester or by February 10 for the Spring semester.
Full year students: Please note once you select your insurance plan in the fall it cannot be changed in the spring. Your health insurance plan is locked in for the full year. If you want to downgrade from the Comprehensive plan to the Basic plan, you must do it by the fall semester deadline.

All costs in U.S. currency


Immunization Requirements

New York State has implemented immunization requirements for all university students. As a result you must submit your immunization paperwork to the NYU Health Center before you arrive at NYU. You must also bring copies of your immunization paperwork with you for your exchange semester. Students who do not submit their paperwork will not be allowed to check into NYU Housing and will also be dropped from their classes.

Health Requirements and Forms

Please read the Health Requirements for Students. The NYU Student Health Center may also contact you directly via email or regular mail about these requirements. Incoming exchange students will need to complete three forms:
All students are required to show immunization against meningitis. If you have not yet received the meningitis vaccine you will be required to get it.
All students must be vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella. Sometimes vaccinations for these three illnesses are combined into one vaccination called MMR. Other times vaccinations are given for each illness separately.

You have two options for showing proof that you have been vaccinated for measles, mumps and rubella:
1. You can have your doctor fill out and sign the Student MMR Immunization Form (Student Immunization History Form).
2. If you have separate documentation for each immunization, you can submit those forms instead of sending in the student immunization record. Forms from your doctor must be signed and/or stamped by your doctor. These forms can include:
A baby vaccination record book of your 2 MMR vaccine dates (measles, mumps and rubella) (signed and stamped)
A medical certificate from your family doctor showing your immunization information (signed and stamped)
A lab report (titers), indicating that you are immune to measles, mumps and rubella (signed and stamped)
  • Student Health History (form not available online)
Note: Once you arrive at NYU, you will need to complete a Student Health History Form online.

Where to submit forms:

You can submit your forms and any questions you may have to the health center via mail, fax or email:
NYU Student Health Center
Immunization Record Services
726 Broadway, Room 336
New York NY 10003
Phone: 1-212-443-1199
Fax: 1-212-443-1198