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India: Global Perspectives in Higher Education

Explore India's higher education system as a case study. Visits will include lectures from scholars and visits to Indian colleges and universities to meet with faculty, administrators and students. Additional sessions will be held with scholars and local experts on higher education in India to explore current issues and government priorities. Campus visits will include public colleges, state universities, "central" universities, and private and religiously affiliated institutions; elite technical and management institutes. Topics will include curricular opportunities; college admissions requirements; distribution of students by class and ethnicity; college climate and student services.

Teboho Moja

Clinical Professor of Higher Education

Ann Marcus

Professor of Higher Education; Director of The Steinhardt Institute of Higher Education Policy

Mumbai, Trivandrum, and Delhi, India

Program Dates:

Travel Dates: January 11 - 24, 2020

Pre- and Post-Travel Class Dates at NYU Washington Square: 

  • Friday, November 8, 4:30pm
  • Friday, December 6, 4:30pm 
  • Friday, February 14, 4:30pm
Application Deadlines:

Priority Deadline: October 1, 2020
Regular Deadline: November 1, 2020*

*Admission continues thereafter on a space-available basis

Who Can Participate:
  • NYU graduate students
  • Non-NYU graduate students and professionals who are not enrolled at an academic institution
Related Areas of Study:
  • Education and Social Policy
  • Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs
  • International Education

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


Students register for the Spring 2020 course listed below for 3 points. Students should consult with their academic advisor for approval.

  • HPSE-GE 2156 Section 095 (Class# 20509) Global Perspectives on Higher Education: India - 3 points

Important Note: All program applicants are encouraged to meet with their academic adviser to determine if and how this course may be applied towards their program requirements and degree completion.

Sample Syllabus 

Offered through the Department of Administration, Leadership, and Technology


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

  • Steinhardt Graduate Tuition Fee (3 credits) - $5,385       
  • Graduate Registration and Services Fees - $651
  • Housing Fee & Activity - $1400         
  • GeoBlue International Health Insurance - Included

Estimated Direct Cost Total - $7,436

PLEASE NOTE: Students are responsible for purchase of transportation and airfare to/from program location. All students participating in the program are required to live in NYU-provided housing. Students are responsible for their own accommodations for travel beyond the program dates. 

Students will be notified when to book flights. We recommend comparing tickets on multiple sites to ensure the best fare. Past participants have used the following flight search engines: KayakHipmunkVayamaGoogle Flights and Student Universe for student rates.

Students are encouraged to budget for study abroad programs based on individual needs using available online resources. Tuition, Housing, and Activity fees will be due based on the Bursar's Payment Schedule for Spring 2020.

Bursar’s Payment Deadline Dates

Learn about scholarship opportunities.


Housing arranged in partnership with NYU London in university residence halls.

Your accommodation arrangements are included in your Housing and Activity Fees.

 Accommodation dates correspond with the program dates listed above.

Flight, Travel, and Visa Information:

Flight: Students will be notified when to purchase flights. When notified, students will purchase a multi-city ticket to India to coincide with program dates. Domestic travel during program dates is included in the housing and 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 linksUS State DepartmentCenter for Disease Control, India Visa CenterLonely Planet Guide

Weather:  Participants should be prepared for great variations in weather.  The average high is 95°F in South India, while temperatures in the North can drop to 45°F.

Student Resources:

Visit the Steinhardt Study Abroad Student Resources website and get a head start on preparing for your study abroad program experience.


Visit the Office of Global Affairs Short-Term Graduate Courses Policies page.

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