Global Programs

India: Global Perspectives in Higher Education

Spend two weeks in Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram this January examining India's higher education system in comparison to higher education in the US and other countries. Through visits to universities and public and private colleges, you’ll engage in discussions with directors, faculty members, deans of students and their staffs, and students themselves. Special lectures will help you understand the goals and future aspirations of Indian higher education and how higher education meets the social, political, and cultural needs of society.


Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram, India

Program Dates:

January 10 - 23, 2015. Dates are tentative.

Application Deadlines:

Round 1: Sunday, September 15, 2013

Round 2: Sunday, October 13, 2013

Round 3: Sunday, November 3, 2013

More about deadlines and how to apply.

Who Can Participate:

  • NYU graduate students
  • Non-NYU graduate students and professionals who are not enrolled at an academic institution

Suggested Majors/Professions:

  • Higher Education Administration
  • International Education
  • Student Affairs
  • Education and Social Policy

This is not a complete list. We value diverse perspectives in our programs and encourage students from other majors and professions.


HPSE-GE 2152 Section 095 (Class number 15952) - Global Perspectives in Higher Education (3 Points)

Offered through the Department of Administration, Leadership, and Technology

2013 Course Syllabus


Ann Marcus, EdD

 Professor of Higher Education, Director of the Steinhardt Institute of Higher Education Policy, Department of Administration, Leadership and Technology

Teboho Moja, PhD

Clinical Professor of Higher Education, Department of Administration, Leadership and Technology


2014 Graduate Tuition: $1,422 per point plus registration and services fees

Undergraduate Tuition: if enrolling in an undergraduate course number, your tuition will reflect the current undergraduate cost per point

NYU students: this course counts toward your Spring 2014 course load and tuition

Tuition will be due based on the Bursar's Payment Schedule for Spring 2014.

Bursar’s payment deadline dates

Learn about scholarship opportunities

Other Costs:

2014 Housing Fees: $700

2014 Activity Fees: $700

Payment of Housing and Activity Fees is due to the Office of Academic Initiatives and Global Programs on November 20, 2013

International Airfare is not included. Students must purchase their own tickets. Recommended Airfare Search Engines: Vayama, Kayak, Bing


You will travel with the group and stay in shared accommodations in Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram.

Group accommodation dates correspond with the program dates listed above.

Flight, Travel, and Visa Information:

Flight: Students book their own travel to coincide with program dates. Please keep in mind that flights arriving in Mumbai depart New York a day or two in advance. Students should plan to depart Thiruvananthapuram on Friday, January 24. Please note that arrival and departure cities are different and students should book their own flights accordingly. Group travel from Mumbai to Thiruvananthapuram will be prearranged and covered by housing/activity fees. 

Passport: All program participants are required to have a valid passport, which must be valid at least six months beyond the program end date.

Visa: US citizens require a valid passport and valid Indian visa to enter and exit India for any purpose.  All other passport holders should check with their respective visa requirements.


Helpful links: US State Department, Center for Disease Control, India Visa Center, Lonely Planet Guide

Weather: In January, the average high is 69°F and the average low is 45°F.

Helpful links: BBC Weather