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International Students

All students with foreign credentials must submit official documents in the original language, including proof of conferral of degree/diploma. If the documents are in a language other than English, you must also submit a certified English translation. Official documents or certified photocopies are characterized by an original signature of the registrar or other designated school official or an original impression of the institution's seal. International students are not eligible for federal or state financial aid. 

It is essential for all students to be able to understand and communicate in English, both written and oral. To measure this ability, every applicant whose native language is not English is required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Information concerning this examination may be obtained by writing directly to TOEFL/TSE, PO Box 6151, Princeton, NJ 08541, USA, or by visiting their website. The institution code for the Gallatin School of Individualized Study is 2569. To expedite processing, the Gallatin School encourages students to send their own copies of TOEFL results with the application material. However, the official test score report from TOEFL is still required. Each student must request that scores on this examination be sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions, Gallatin School, code 2569.

Because English proficiency is essential to a student's success in the Gallatin School, additional testing may be administered when a student arrives at New York University. Occasionally, Gallatin requires a student to register for noncredit English courses that will entail additional expense and extend the time normally required to complete the student's degree. 

For more information regarding international students, please visit the NYU Office of Global Services.