Visiting Scholars and Students
If you would like to apply to NYU’s Visiting Scholar Program, please be sure to note the following:
For further information on the application process and associated costs please refer to http://gsas.nyu.edu/object/grad.app.nodeg.Once at NYU
- In order to qualify for the Visiting Scholars Program, the sponsored individual must have a conferred PhD prior to his/her arrival.
- Visiting Scholars are not provided with office space. However, they will have access to use a photocopier, scanner and fax machine in the Program’s office and access to the NYU Bobst Library and data labs and may audit courses with permission of instructors.
- Visiting Scholars are responsible for finding their own housing.
- Scholars who are not citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. must go through the Office of International Scholar Services (OISS) in order to obtain an appropriate visa. Once, your application has been accepted, please be in touch with our Program Coordinator, Zahra Ali so that the preliminary visa application process may be initiated with the OISS.The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) will not process the Visa request until there is proof of financial support. J-1 Scholars should have a minimum of $2,000/month for living expenses and an additional $650/month for J-2 spouse and $300/month per J-2 child, assuming they are receiving health insurance, and more if they are not. The Office of International Students and Scholars requires a minimum of 3 months to process applications.
- Application Deadlines and Decisions:
- Fall Semester
- Application Deadline - January 15th
- Notification by - February 15th
- Spring Semester
- Application Deadline - August 1st
- Notification by - August 30th
- The length of stay for international Visiting Scholars is limited as follows*:
- For “Short-term Scholars”: six months
- For “Specialists”: one year
- For “Professors” or “Research Scholars”: three years
- Prior to applying for the NYU Visiting Scholar Program, all international Visiting Scholars must be able to show proof of financial support – the minimum amount required is $2,000 per month for personal living expenses (more if the scholar has dependents). In addition, they should ensure that they will have health insurance coverage during their stay at NYU. If you can meet the above criteria, please e-mail the following documents to our Program Coordinator, Zahra Ali:
- The approximate dates you expect to begin and end your appointment as a Visiting Scholar at NYU.
- A copy of your most recent CV, which should include date of birth, permanent address, and telephone number.
- A 1-2 page research statement.
- The title Visiting Scholar is normally reserved for academics who both meet NYU's general criteria and also take part in the intellectual life of the Program. Most visiting scholars are at NYU for one year or less, and in no case can anyone be a visiting scholar for more than three years.
Non-degree Visiting Students** For Visiting Scholars who do NOT hold a conferred PhD **
- Email Program to confirm we are accepting visiting students for a specific term. Students must also have the support of a faculty sponsor.
- Scholars who do not hold a conferred PhD must apply as a non-degree seeking visiting student and gain admission to the Graduate School of Arts & Science. (Note: Students need only to complete the first five pages of the GSAS application and submit it along with their undergraduate transcript.) Application materials and information are available online at: http://gsas.nyu.edu/object/grad.app.nodeg. Questions about completing the application should be directed to the Graduate School (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Admissions for non-degree students are rolling, meaning there is no specific deadline, but your completed application should be submitted as soon as it is ready to allow for processing time. Materials should be sent to the Graduate School directly. They will be forwarded to the department for processing.
- Visiting Students should be prepared to pay the non-refundable Visiting Student Tuition & Fees for each semester they are enrolled at NYU as a Visiting Student. Information on tuition and fees may be found through the Bursar’s office: http://www.nyu.edu/bursar/tuition.fees/
- The breakdown of fees for non-degree visiting students in the Graduate School of Arts and Science at New York University is as follows (assuming student does not enroll for credit in any classes)
- Required visiting research course (for enrollment purposes): $916 Fall 2012) and $934 (Spring 2013)
- Required registration fees: $464 (Fall 2012) and $482 (Spring 2013 )
- Total: $1380 (Fall 2012) and $1416 (Spring 2013)
- Please note that all NYU students are required to have health insurance as well. If a student has existing health insurance that satisfies the NYU requirements, s/he would be able to waive this fee (more information available at http://www.nvu.edu/shc/). Otherwise, s/he will be automatically enrolled in the comprehensive policy which costs $3500/year.
- Non-degree visiting students must also have financial resources adequate to provide for all expenses in the United States. These expenses include tuition, fees, required health insurance and living expenses estimated at $2,000 per month.
- If you are an international student requiring visa support through NYU, please note that the process for obtaining visa documents may begin ONLY AFTER your completed application has been submitted, approved by the department, processed by the Graduate School, and an official letter of admission has been generated.
For further information on the application process and associated costs please refer to http://gsas.nyu.edu/object/grad.app.nodeg.
- Upon arrival at NYU and/or at the beginning of each semester, students are required to check in with our Administrative Aide, Amanda Anjum. She will then notify the Office of Graduate Enrollment Services which processes a student’s registration in the required visiting student course.
- It is especially important that visiting international students complete the registration process in a timely manner to ensure visa status compliance. International students are also required to attend an orientation sponsored by the Office of International Students and Scholars. Additional information is available at www.nyu.edu/oiss
- All NYU students (matriculated and visiting alike) pay fees through the Bursar’s Office. The balance of a student’s account will be available via email and through NYU Home at the start of each semester. Any courses taken will be billed at the standard per point tuition rates as indicated at http://www.nyu.edu/bursar/tuition.fees/rates10/gradgsas.html
- The Program does not provide housing for any of its graduate students. The Program can assist in referring students to the appropriate NYU offices that deal with housing: http://www.nyu.edu/life/living-at-nyu/off-campus-living.html
- All students are assigned a NetID and University ID number (as noted in the admission letter). NYU accounts may be activated at https://start1.nyu.edu/ibin/start0.cgi
- There is no dedicated office space available for non-degree visiting students. Within the Program, non-degree students have access to a photocopier, scanner and fax machine.