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Financial Aid: Study Away

Financial aid for study away exists in many forms: federal aid; scholarships based on financial need, merit, family heritage/ethnicity, and even special criteria like being left-handed; fundraising; and loans.

In addition, several Gallatin fellowships and awards and non-NYU fellowships support study, research, and internships abroad for current and graduated students. Note, however, that these fellowships and awards may not be used to cover expenses associated with Gallatin's travel courses.

Interested students are advised to search and apply early. Deadlines can fall as early as a semester to a year in advance of program start dates. In many instances, students can apply for aid before being admitted to a study abroad program.

NYU Financial Aid

The NYU Office of Financial Aid offers aid based on financial need, academic merit, or both for many NYU study away programs, including NYU Summer Financial Aid. The Office of Financial Aid provides information about other NYU scholarships and awards for NYU study away, including the Global Pathways Scholarship (available only for semester study at NYU's global academic centers).

IMPORTANT: NYU Summer Financial Aid requires enrollment in at least 6 credits during the summer term. Students in Gallatin's 4-credit summer travel courses might be able to take a 2-credit independent study either alongside the course or back in New York City during the summer term to meet the minimum Summer Aid credit requirement; please consult with the travel course instructor and with your adviser to see if this will be possible. Graduate students in certain circumstances may be exempted from taking the full 6 credits during the summer term; ask your adviser if your school has an "equivalency policy" and if you qualify.  

Gallatin Dean's Scholarship

The Gallatin Dean’s Scholarship is a need-based award available for Gallatin January Term and Summer travel courses. Eligibility:

  • Current Gallatin students and incoming Gallatin transfer students (Gallatin admission must be confirmed)
  • Good academic standing (GPA 3.0 or better; no grades of Incomplete)
  • Have a current FAFSA (or for international students, a CSS Profile) on file with the Office of Financial Aid and show unmet need
  • Minimum of half-time matriculation during the term awarded (changes in the number of credits may alter the amount awarded)

The following students will receive priority consideration: continuing students who will apply the course credit towards their degree requirements; students with advanced class standing; students who have not received a Gallatin Dean's Scholarship in the past.

The amount awarded is typically equivalent to full or half course tuition. Scholarships are awarded based on the availability of funds. The amount awarded will reflect the total amount that can be received from both Gallatin and NYU's Office of Financial Aid for the term. Note that financial aid for summer study away, even from non-NYU sources, can be limited, so awardees should anticipate covering the remaining costs of the program without additional aid.

IMPORTANT: If students receive NYU Summer Aid (see above), this aid amount will be reduced if awarded the Dean’s Scholarship; talk to a financial aid counselor for details.

Students apply for the Dean's Scholarship when submitting the Gallatin travel course application.

Priority Application Deadline

Summer Travel Courses: Feb. 1

Students are encouraged to apply by the priority deadline, as funding may be limited or unavailable after that date. Final scholarship decisions will be made in February. Students who disqualify may receive earlier notification.

Follow-up Requirements

Dean's Scholarship recipients will be required to share their experiences abroad. Examples include blogging for Gallatin Global’s blog site and giving a brief presentation to students at a Gallatin Global information session.

Non-NYU Financial Aid

See the following for information on additional scholarships, fellowships, and fundraising ideas:

Contact Info

NYU Gallatin Office of Global Programs
411 Lafayette St., 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003
1 (212) 998-7133 phone
1 (212) 995-4265 fax

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