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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 the original signature of the registrar or other designated school official or the original impression of the institution's seal.

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 first language is not English is required to take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or the IELTS (International English Language Testing System).

Information and testing information about the TOEFL may be obtained by visiting their website. The institution code for the Gallatin School of Individualized Study is 2569.

Information and testing information about the IELTS may be obtained by visiting their website.

English proficiency is essential to a student's success in the Gallatin School. Therefore, 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 MA degree.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. 

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

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