4+1 International Partner Schools

NYU Stern has developed a unique 4+1 program agreement with partner universities.

Currently, NYU Stern has partnerships with the following four universities:
  • NYU Abu Dhabi
  • NYU Shanghai
  • University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
  • SolBridge International School of Business, Korea
Students participating in this program will ideally have interned with a professional accounting firm, preferably a Big 4 firm, in their junior and senior years and hopefully secure a full time position offer upon graduating from one of these universities. They would then seek a one year deferment to complete the MSA program at Stern before starting a full time position with the firm.

As these programs are all taught in English, applicants from these universities will not be required to take the TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo English Test.

In addition, applicants from one of the four 4+1 partner schools will have the GMAT/GRE test requirement waived regardless of their GPA.

Applicants as part of the NYU Stern partner school 4+1 programs will be given favorable consideration in the admissions process. In addition to being considered for the $10,000 MSA merit based scholarship, 4+1 applicants will also be considered for a special $5,000 4+1 merit based scholarship. Applicants may be awarded either of the two scholarships, but will not be awarded both.

Applicants who are applying from one of our four 4+1 program partner schools (NYU Abu Dhabi; NYU Shanghai; University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy; and SolBridge International School of Business, Korea) are eligible for application fee waivers. Prior to submitting your application, please submit the Application Fee Waiver Request Form for application fee waiver consideration and include a scanned copy of your transcripts.

As always, applicants must also meet the pre-requirements prior to enrollment.

If you are applying via one of our 4+1 Programs, please indicate "I have been approved by the Admissions Committee to waive my GMAT/GRE test requirement" in the Standardized Tests section of the application, as well as note this in your optional essay. No other steps are required in the application process.