The heart of NYU Wagner's programs is our faculty. An amalgam of full-time, clinical/research/visiting, and adjunct professors, they are outstanding teachers, expert researchers and committed practitioners.
International Students generally make up 10-15% of the NYU Wagner student population. With representation from over 33 countries, they bring an element of diversity that enriches the Wagner community and enhances the learning experience.
International candidates are encouraged to apply early so that they will have enough time to arrange for a visa, which can be very time-consuming and involve detailed documentation and interviews.
International applicants are automatically considered for all merit-based scholarships, as NYU Wagner gives equal consideration to scholarship applicants from within the United States and abroad.
NYU Wagner will waive the application fee for all international candidates that submit their academic transcripts to us via a third party international credentials evaluator.
Important components for international applicants to think about:
In order to be considered eligible for admission to any NYU Wagner academic programs, the international candidate must at least have a successfully received a U.S. bachelor’s equivalent degree. Bachelor’s degrees length and curriculum varies from country to country, so require our international applicants to seek out a third party international credentials evaluator to assess U.S. bachelor’s equivalency and to do a course-by-course evaluation to ensure that you are eligible prior to applying. Please see below for a brief list of non-U.S. degrees that are equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree:
When reviewing your credentials, we will need to know 1) the courses you completed, 2) the grades/evaluations you received for those classes, and 3) that you were awarded your degree. This means that you should submit scanned transcripts (with courses and grades noted) which also indicate your degree conferral. If your transcripts do not indicate the awarding of your degree, you should submit a scanned copy of your diploma along with your scanned transcripts.
Official transcripts will be requested upon admission. If your institution does not issue transcripts as defined above, you must submit a letter, in a sealed envelope, from the institution stating its policy. If you cannot obtain transcripts directly from the institution and you possess an original transcript, you may submit copies which have been certified by an appropriate embassy or consulate in the institution's country. To ensure the validity of the institution's transcripts, you should follow these steps:
Please note that you are required to submit both the official transcript and its English translation. If the institution you attend does not provide an English translation with the official transcript, you must obtain a certified English translation before submitting your application. Following these steps will ensure the validity of your transcript:
We require our international candidates to seek out a third party international credentials evaluator to assess U.S. bachelor’s equivalency and to do a course-by-course evaluation to ensure that you are eligible prior to applying. Third party evaluations allow NYU Wagner to process your applications more efficiently. We understand that third-party degree and course-by-course evaluations can get expensive, so NYU Wagner will waive the application fee for all international candidates that submit their academic transcripts to us via a third party international credentials evaluator.
Master's level applicants whose native language is not English and who have not received a bachelor's degree in an English-speaking institution must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the Test of Written English (TWE) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
Doctoral level applicants whose native language is not English and who have not received a master's degree in an English-speaking institution must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the Test of Written English (TWE) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
Before submitting the online application, it is a requirement of admission that you upload a scanned copy of your score report into the online application. Please keep this in mind when planning for and scheduling your test.
When registering for the exam, you should ask the organizations administering the exams to send your official score reports directly to NYU Wagner using our institution code of 2507 (no department code is needed).
TOEFL and IELTS scores must be less than two years old in order for it to be considered valid.
In place of the TOEFL or IELTS, you may take the English Language Diagnostic Test from NYU's American Language Institute. You may obtain more information by contacting:
The American Language Institute
New York University
48 Cooper Square
New York, NY 10003
(212) 998-7040, email@example.com
The Office of Global Services (OGS) provides comprehensive support and advisory services for New York University's international students, scholars, and their dependents, including processing of student visas. Wagner students are encouraged to utilize these resources.
The Office of International Programs (OIP) plays an integral role in Wagner's international activities. The office oversees students whose field of interest involves an international concentration and students who are coming to NYU from abroad. They also arrange exchange programs, assist faculty in their international work, and support international student interests.
The Wagner International Student Society (WISS) is a student organization established to raise concerns unique to international students and serve as a liaison between relevant administrative units and international students.
Due to constraints relevant to US immigration regulations, applicants who will need an F-1 or J-1 student visa are not eligible to apply to non-degree programs (the Advanced Professional Certificate program or the Non-Degree program).