Student Advisement

International Students

Welcome to our International Students at NYU Steinhardt! Listed below are some of the many resources available to our students who are studying at the graduate level and are part of NYU's international community

 

Student Affairs Information for International Students

Go to the international student advisor at Steinhardt for:

  • Pre-advisement
  • English competency testing information
  • Orientation
  • Information about the New International Graduate Student Seminar (E03.2003)
  • General academic information
  • Assistance with issues specific to international students
Your International Student Advisor is:

Nick Voelker
Counseling and Student Services, Office of Student Affairs
NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
82 Washington Square East, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10003-6680
Tel: (212) 998-9149
Fax: (212) 995-4353
Email: nicholas.voelker@nyu.edu

Please contact Nick for information about the New International Graduate Student Seminar, English Proficiency Exams, events and workshops for International Students, and any questions you have about being an international student at Steinhardt.

Office of Global Services Information for Students

Go to the OGS Counselor for questions about:

  • Immigration status and requirements
  • Employment
  • US tax Information
  • Social Security cards
  • Financial Aid
  • Permission to Study Part-Time
Your OGS Counselor is:

Alison N. Jackson
International Student Advisor, OGS Liaison to Steinhardt
Office for International Students & Scholars, Student Affairs Division
561 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012
Tel: +1-212-998-4721
Fax: +1-212-995-4115
http://www.nyu.edu/ogs

Please contact Alison for questions related to your immigration status and requirements or any of the topics above.

Click here for the OGS Video Guide for NYU International Students

Click here to link to the application for Permission to Study Part-time from OGS

Graduate Admissions for International Students

For information on the Graduate Admissions process, please visit the Graduate Admissions website. For information specific to international students please visit:

Full-Time Equivalency Information

All international graduate students studying on an F-1 or J-1 visa must be enrolled full-time (full-time equals registering for 12 credits per semester).

You are not eligible for equivalency if you are not registered for any credit-bearing course work; therefore, if you are registered for a leave of absence, maintenance of matriculation or only zero credit courses you cannot be considered for equivalency.

However, if you are a Master's degree student and you are

  • completing a required internship, fieldwork or practicum for your degree
  • writing a required thesis
  • completing a required final project or terminal experience (only 3 equivalency credits are granted for final projects or terminal experiences).

you may be granted 3 credits of equivalency for every 10 hours per week you spend on this work.

For Example:
If you are registered for a total of 3 credits in coursework, you must spend at least 30 hours per week working in your internship or on your thesis.

Course Registration: 3 credits
Equivalency: 30 hours per week (at 3 credits per10 hours) equals 9 credits

Total 12 credits = Full-Time
OR If you are registered for a total of 6 credits in coursework, you must spend at least 20 hours per week working in your internship or on your thesis.

Course Registration: 6 credits
Equivalency: 20 hours per week (at 3 credits per 10 hours) equals 6 credits

Total 12 credits = Full-Time
OR If you are registered for a total of 9 credits in coursework, you must spend at least 10 hours per week working in your internship or on your thesis, or you must be registered for a final project/terminal experience.

Course Registration: 9 credits
Equivalency: 10 hours per week (at 3 credits per 10 hours or a final project/terminal experence) equals 3 credits

Total 12 credits = Full-Time
Full-Time Equivalency or Permission to Study Part-Time

There is another option if you do not fulfill any of the above requirements to qualify for equivalency. IF you are in your first or last semester of study or have medical problems, please go to the OISS website for more information on permission for Part-Time Enrollment

Click here for the Full-Time Equivalency form. For more information contact Registration Services at 212.998.5055

Doctoral Degree Students

If you are a doctoral degree student you are eligible for full-time equivilancy if you are:

  • Preparing for the candidacy examination (3 credits granted for one semester only)
  • Completing a required internship or clinical practice (School Psychology & Counseling Psychology students only)
  • Working under supervision on the topic for the dissertation, (3 credits granted for one semester only)
  • Working under supervision on the proposal and with an approved dissertation chair (2 full consecutive academic years -- Fall, Spring and Summer semesters)
  • Working on supervised research on the dissertation.
  • Teaching Fellows, Research and/or Graduate Assistants in the School may receive six credits towards equivalency each semester.Full-Time Equivalency or Permission to Study Part-Time

There is another option if you do not fulfill any of the above requirements to qualify for equivalency. IF you are in your first or last semester of study or have medical problems, please go to the OISS website for more information on permission for Part-Time Enrollment.

Click here for the Full-Time Equivalency form. For more information contact Graduate Studies Office at 212.998.5044

Job Search Information for International Students

Stay informed about the great variety of programs, resources and services offered through the Wasserman Center that can help with your career planning and job search! To subscribe to the International Students listserv, send a blank email from your NYU email address to join-career-international-students@lists.nyu.edu.

For additional information about the Wasserman Center listservs, please visit our listservs page at http://www.nyu.edu/careerdevelopment/students/events/listserv.php.

You may be able to work in the United States after graduation for up to three years if you complete your studies in one of NYU Steinhardt's programs in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM). Learn more about Steinhardt's STEM majors by visit our STEM OPT papge here

FAQs for International Students

Is there a separate application for international students?

There are no unique application forms for international students to complete, however, to allow enough time for visa processing, etc., international students should submit their application and supporting materials by the FEB 1 deadline. In addition, international students applying to the master's programs should submit official TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic scores if their undergraduate education was in a language other than English.

Is funding available for international students?

NYU Steinhardt encourages international applicants to investigate scholarship support offered by their home country to support their studies at NYU. Master's and advanced certificate applicants who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and eligible for federal financial aid may receive consideration for school-based financial aid. Non-U.S. citizens may be eligible for non-NYU sources of funding. More information may be found online.

Do I have an academic advisor?

Every student in Steinhardt is assigned a program advisor to assist you with educational planning, which includes helping you to understand degree requirements and academic options, and interpreting policies and procedures about academic and student life. If you don't know who your academic advisor is, you should contact the department in which you are enrolled for more information.

Should I apply for full-time equivalency or permission to study part-time?

International students should always find out if they are eligible for full-time equivalency first. If you are not eligible for full-time equivalency, you may be able to apply for permission to study part-time through the Office of Global Services.