- Complete the 2-step 2017 MPAP Summer Programs Application
- Submit proof of English language proficiency
- If admitted into your program the next step is to obtain the required F-1 or J-1 student visa. You must:
- First, complete the I-20/DS-2019 Application that is emailed directly to you (including processing fee receipt)
- Second, follow instructions provided by the Office of Global Services (OGS) until visa completion.
Proof of English Proficiency (Required to Complete Application Step-1)
International students must provide English language proficiency.
English Language Testing Requirements:
If English is not your native language, you may be asked to show your proficiency by taking one of the following tests (results must be from the last two years):
- TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test)
- IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
- PTE Academic (Pearsons Test of English Academic)
- CAE or CPE (Cambridge English: Advanced of Proficiency)
Who is exempt from English language proficiency testing?
Exemption will be given in the following circumstances:
- If your native language is English;
- If you are an applicant from the following country: Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand, or Singapore;
- If you have been studying in a school or college/university where the sole language of instruction is English for at least 3 full years at the time of your application; or
- If your education has been completed entirely in schools/colleges/universities where the language of instruction is English.
*If you are UNABLE to submit your proof of English language using one of the formats listed above, you must email MPAP.Summer@nyu.edu detailing your reason why and be sure to include the name of the program you are applying for. We will contact you to discuss alternative options.*
I-20/DS-2019 and Visa Information
NYU requires students enrolling in courses (this includes summer students) to be at a ststus that would allow study such as a F-1 or J-1 visa. The NYU Office of Global Services (OGS) can assist you in obtaining an I-20 or DS-2019 to process your F-1 or J-1 visa. Once you have completed a program application, you will receive instructions for submitting the I-20/DS-2019 documentation. Contact OGS with specific visa related questions at email@example.com. You must be enrolled as a full-time student. All MPAP Programs are full-time and zero credit courses.
- *International students are NOT permitted to study on a B-1 (tourist) visa
Please Note: International students currently studying in the US (at NYU or at another academic institution) who currently are in a F-1 or J-1 visa status are not required to submit additional visa documentation in order to enroll in summer courses at NYU. Unless they need to transfer their SEVIS record to NYU. Please contact OGS directly if this is the case.
International Student Check-In
Upon arrival in the United States, all international students must attend an International Student Check-In with the NYU Office of Global Services (OGS) in order to be in compliance. Prior to the start of your program, you will receive information from OGS about your scheduled check-in date and time.
- At NYU, Student Health Insurance is required for F-1 and J-1 students.
- International students are automatically enrolled in a one month Summer Term health insurance policy at $347 (comprehensive plan), but students have the option to downgrade to the basic policy (lower fee).
- To downgrade your Health Insurance plan, you must contact the NYU Student Health Center. For more information, visit the Student Health Center website.
If you are in need of further assistance please contact the NYU Office of Global Services (OGS) with specific visa related questions at firstname.lastname@example.org, and be sure to include that you are applying to one of the "Steinhardt MPAP Summer Programs" and your full name. You can also contact MPAP Summer Programs at email@example.com or 212 998 5438.