Congratulations on your admission to the joint Executive MPA in Global Public Policy and Management program! Here are some resources to help you navigate your next steps at NYU Wagner and University College London.

First Steps

Securing your visa

  • Begin the visa application process by contacting the NYU Office of Global Services (OGS) before the June 1 priority deadline.

    Admitted students may require a visa to enter the U.S. or the U.K. to pursue graduate study. OGS cannot process your I-20 or DS-2019 application unless you have submitted your US$1000 non-refundable enrollment deposit. Read more

    Admitted students are encouraged to contact OGS as soon as possible to ensure they are ready to begin the program in August.  Students should plan to start the UCL visa application process in September, after the UCL pre-enrollment in August. Students will be required to provide evidence of their student visas when they arrive at UCL at the start of the spring term in January 2015.

    Before you arrive:

    • Find HousingRead more

      Starting graduate school in New York City is a unique experience.  When you first arrive, navigating it all can be a challenge.  New students are expected to re-locate to the New York Metro area in early August in order to maximize their orientation to the city and the university.  To help students get started with determining where to live, how to get around, and how to enjoy New York, we have created a “Living in New York City” website with many useful links and resources.

      Because graduate housing at NYU is very limited and off-campus housing is generally more cost-effective, we strongly encourage you to investigate the services provided by NYU’s Off-Campus Housing Office (OCHO).  OCHO has extensive resources to assist you with your search.  NYU’s Housing website includes information about residence halls as well as the housing application. Contact the NYU Off-Campus Housing Office at offcampus.housing@nyu.edu or (212) 998-4620.

    • Prepare for the Immunization RequirementRead more

      New York State and NYU require that all students taking six or more credits in a degree-granting institution must provide proof of immunity to measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) and acknowledge receipt of information regarding the disease meningitis/or provide proof of meningitis vaccination.  More information about this requirement is available on the Student Health Center’s (SHC) website.

    • Investigate Health Insurance RequirementsRead more

      New York University students in degree-granting programs are required to maintain health insurance.  If you are covered by your own health insurance, you may waive the NYU student insurance by providing proof of insurance to NYU Insurance Services.  In general, international students studying on an F-1 or J-1 visa must enroll in the NYU student health insurance plan. You may begin to investigate the insurance requirements and options at the NYU Student Health Center’s Office of Student Health Insurance Services at (212) 443-1020 or health.insurance@nyu.edu.

    • Obtain Your NYU ID CardRead more

      The NYU ID Card is necessary for you to gain access to all NYU buildings including the libraries, computer labs, and fitness centers.  Once you have registered for classes, you may obtain your card from the NYU Card Center. Please note that the NYU ID Card is generally not activated until the first day of classes for the term you are enrolled. Contact the NYU Card Center at (212) 443-2273 or visit their office at 383 Lafayette Street.

    Important Dates and Events

    • May 1: Registration opens for incoming Fall 2014 students
    • August 18 and 19: Policies & Resources Orientation Session
    • August 21: International Student Orientation
      [International students only]
    • August 21: EMPA Welcome Reception 
      [mandatory]
    • August 23 - August 24: New Student Retreat
      [mandatory]