NYU-SCPS Welcomes International Students
I Chose NYU-SCPS...
Aiman Kirmani, Pakistan
...for the stellar reputation of the faculty members.
Dana Abuhantash, Jordan
...to be amongst the vibrant international population at NYU.
Joana Costa Knufinke, Spain
...because it will open doors in my native Spain.
A spirited amalgam of nationalities and ideas, New York City is an energetic lab where many of the best minds from all over our globe come to innovate. For this reason, each year over 7,000 international students from over 130 countries come to New York City to study at New York University.
The NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS) values our international student body. As a prospective member of our wonderfully diverse international student population from 46 countries, you will make essential contributions to our globally minded academic environment.
NYU-SCPS offers 16 industry-focused masters degrees, as well as graduate certificates and undergraduate degrees. From the application process through graduation, we guide and nurture each of our international students, helping you prepare for life in New York; offering services to evaluate and strengthen your English language skills; and providing valuable resources to support you in your academic journey.
Resources for International Students
Office of International Students and Scholars All international students register with Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) when they arrive and maintain close ties throughout their stay at NYU. OISS assists international students with all matters of special concern to them and serves as a referral source to other NYU offices and academic departments. OISS sponsors programs and activities to help students adjust to the school and the city. The Office is the NYU liaison to the United States Department of State and Homeland Security. You may make an appointment with an OISS advisor by calling the office at (212) 998-4720.
American Language InstituteThe American Language Institute (ALI) offers courses to help non-native English speaking students improve their language and writing skills. If English is not your first language, you are strongly encouraged to visit ALI to have your English language proficiency evaluated. The evaluation includes grammar, vocabulary, listening comprehension, and composition. To get the testing schedule, or for more information, call (212) 998-7040. Once tested, students register for ALI courses at the ALI offices.
NYU Writing CenterThe NYU Writing Center is an excellent resource if you need assistance with your academic writing. At the Writing Center, you may take advantage of one-on-one tutoring sessions that will help you improve your writing skills. While the Center does not offer proofreading services, students work with consultants at every stage of the writing process and on any piece of writing except for exams. While undergraduate NYU students have priority for many advance appointments, other advance appointments are available to NYU graduate students. Graduate students are also encouraged to use the Center's walk-in services. The Center operates Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library The Elmer Holmes Bobst Library is the main NYU library and one of its most valuable resources for international students. Bobst has more than 3.4 million books, thousands of journal subscriptions, videos, government documents, dissertations, English as a Second Language materials, and more. Pamela Bloom is the librarian for international students, and is the librarian liaison for OISS. For more information, call the library at (212) 998-2500.
Wasserman Center for Career Development The NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development is a comprehensive career center dedicated to helping students explore careers, learn new skills, and gain valuable work experience to complement academic training. In many cases, Wasserman assists international students with finding their practical training in the US, after which they return to their home country to work for a U.S. employer. For more information, call (212) 998-4730.