Tuition, Housing, and Other Logistics

Tuition IBEX

Once you have made the commitment to study abroad with IBEX, you may have some questions about making specific arrangements. Below you will find some helpful logistical information, as well as in the IBEX FAQs.

Tuition Payment & Financial Aid

IBEX students (semester and summer programs) remain matriculated at NYU, pay NYU tuition, and receive their current financial aid package while abroad. (Please note: Students in IBEX summer programs will also pay NYU summer tuition). If you have questions about your package or wish to discuss an adjustment of it, please visit the financial aid office with your IBEX acceptance letter. Please note that your FAFSA form will be due during the spring semester. Spring exchange students should be aware of all important deadlines and make arrangements to file the FAFSA form prior to leaving the country.


All IBEX applicants have the opportunity to apply for a limited number of need-based Stern IBEX scholarships. Applicants must have an updated FAFSA on file with NYU. To apply, simply submit a statement of need as part of the IBEX online application.

One of the largest scholarship search engines/sites on the web is Fast Web. The NYU Office of Financial Aid also maintains a list of scholarship sites.

However, there are a number of good sites for study abroad-specific scholarships. One such resource is the IIEPassport Study Abroad Funding site. The National Security Education Program (NSEP) Boren Scholarship is available for students interested in regions critical to U.S. interests, and economically disadvantaged and minority students are strongly encouraged to apply for Diversity Abroad scholarships. Freeman-ASIA awards are open to students studying abroad in East or Southeast Asia, which would include IBEX partner schools National University of Singapore, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Yonsei University, Peking University, Chulalongkorn University and Nanyang Technological University.  Students should also consider the Department of State's Gilman Scholarship, which is available for both the fall and spring terms.

Paperwork for Partner School

After you are accepted into the IBEX program in late fall, Stern's International Exchanges & Special Programs will send your name to the appropriate partner school so that they may begin the process of formally accepting you as an exchange student. In the spring, you will begin to receive direct email communications from your IBEX school, and they will also mail you a packet with materials that you will need to complete in order to enroll in courses, get your student visa and apply for housing. Stern's International Exchanges & Special Programs, as well as the staff at the IBEX school, are available to help you throughout the process.


Depending on your partner school as well as your preference, you may reside in on- or off-campus housing while abroad. Please refer to the appropriate IBEX institution website for further information about housing options at each site. You should also ask previous IBEX participants for their advice about where to live. All IBEX students pay for housing abroad. Depending on the type of housing you select, you will make payments directly to your partner school or to the facility where you will be living abroad. Housing payments are not made to NYU for the semester you are abroad with IBEX.

If you are currently residing in NYU housing, you do not need to do anything to opt out of NYU housing for your semester on IBEX as International Exchanges & Special Programs will inform the housing office you will be abroad. However, if you wish to return to NYU housing after IBEX you will need to pay attention to NYU Housing's application deadlines for following semesters that you will be notified about via email.

Junior Spring & Summer Internship Recruitment

Please note that studying abroad during the Spring term of your Junior year may make it more difficult for you to secure an internship for the summer when you return. Some past IBEX students made sure to solidify their internships during the Fall semester prior to leaving for their Spring semester abroad, while others were successful obtaining an internship upon their return. Other students conducted research and were able to confirm an internship while abroad. Review IBEX and Your Career to learn more and talk to Stern students who recently returned from studying abroad on IBEX, as well as the Wasserman Center for Career Development to get additional information and advice about internship recruitment prior to studying abroad.