- Will I need to be fluent in another language to attend?
- How do I apply?
- What if I cannot audition in person?
- Will I need to make arrangements for my own housing?
- Will I need a passport and student visa?
- Is financial aid available?
- Transcripts and Recommendations
- Alumni Contacts
- Am I eligible for Tisch Study Abroad?
- How will I be contacted regarding the status of my application?
- How many credits (points) will I be taking?
- When do the programs take place?
- Will I receive a refund if I cannot attend the program?
Fall/Spring Study Abroad Programs FAQ
Will I need to be fluent in another language to attend?No. All courses are taught in English. Students with no previous language training are encouraged to apply.top
How do I apply?
The Office of Special Programs utilizes an online application system. In addition to the application, supporting materials, such as transcripts, résumés, recommendation letters, personal statements, and, where applicable, headshots, film treatments, and application fees, must be submitted to our office by the posted deadline. Most of our programs require an interview with a member of the Special Programs staff. Students who have completed an application will be contacted via telephone or e-mail to schedule the interview.
Applicants to the BBC program may be contacted for a second interview.
An audition is required of all applicants to the Shakespeare in Performance at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London program. The audition is with a representative from RADA. Only applicants who meet the prerequisites and deadline may audition. The Office of Special Programs will contact students with notifications and schedules for the auditions.
What if I cannot audition in person?Video conference interviews can be arranged for those who are unable to travel to New York City.top
Will I need to make arrangements for my own housing?No. The Tisch Office of Special Programs will make housing arrangements for accepted students. All Tisch Study Abroad programs require students to live in NYU housing.top
Will I need a passport and student visa?
A valid passport is required to study abroad and is an application requirement. Most of the countries that host our programs require a student visa. In order to apply for a student visa, students must have passport that is valid through December 2013 (for Spring 2013 applicants). Visas can take one to three months to process and the Office of Special Programs will provide students with instructions and advise on required documentation needed to apply for a visa.top
Is financial aid available?
The financial aid package NYU students already receive applies to study abroad programs. In some cases, additional financial aid is available.
Non-NYU students should consult with their home institutions regarding portable financial assistance, such as Pell grants, Stafford loans, and PLUS loans. Students may also want to research independent sources of aid, compiled by publishers such as the Foundation Center, or investigate personal loans through a bank or credit union of their choice. Consult Peterson's Financial Resources for International Study to find organizations that offer awards.
Transcripts and Recommendations
Q. How do I submit my transcript?
A. An official transcript or an Albert transcript must be received in our office by the deadline. Please submit to:
Tisch Special Programs
721 Broadway, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10003
Q.Do I need recommendation letters?
A. Yes. Two recommendations are required that should be submitted through the online application. Please refer to Admissions-Study Abroad instructions.top
Q. Can I be put in contact with a former student?
A. Once you begin your application, you will be e-mailed alumni contact information. If you don’t receive the information, please call our office directly at 212.998.1500 with the following:
- Your Name
- Email Address
- Telephone Number
- Program of Interest
- Subject line: Study Abroad Alumni Contact Needed
Q. How can I get my grades?
A. Upon successful completion of the Study Abroad program grades can be accessed through the NYU Albert system. Transcripts are not automatically mailed therefore you must request one.
Please visit NYU Registrar for Academic Records information on:
- Academic Transcripts
Am I eligible for Tisch Study Abroad?Our academic year programs are open to all matriculated undergraduate NYU and visiting students (sophomores, juniors, and seniors). Students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0. Some programs have prerequisite course work or equivalent experience or require permission of the instructor. Students should talk to their departmental advisers to determine how the study abroad programs fulfill their degree requirements. Tisch Study Abroad programs fulfill residency requirements for transfer students.top
How will I be contacted regarding the status of my application?All correspondence during the application process is done via e-mail. Please set up filters to receive e-mail from the Tisch Office of Special Programs and our online application system. To check the progress of your application, please use the "track your status" option on the online application system.top
How many credits (points) will I be taking?In each of our semester-long programs, students are registered for 16-18 points.top
When do the programs take place?
Program dates vary by location. Please see the individual program pages for specific dates.