Public Engagement

International Students

  • The New School's international reputation for academic excellence and its location in New York City's Greenwich Village make our university appealing to students from around the globe. According to U.S. News and World Report, The New School has a higher percentage of international undergraduates than any other college in the United States. Many international students attend our renowned graduate programs as well.

    If you are an international applicant (not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident), you will receive information about obtaining a student visa after you are admitted to a program of study (see below). In addition, the following special requirements may apply to you.

    International Transcripts

    Please see individual degree program application instructions for information about international transcript requirements.

    Proof of English Language Proficiency

    Please see individual degree program application instructions for information about providing proof of English language proficiency.

    Students who need additional English language preparatory training before they begin their undergraduate or graduate degree program at The New School can benefit from our ESL courses and certificate programs.

    Student Visas

    International students accepted to The New School who need the I-20 or DS-2019 form to obtain a visa will receive a link to the online International Student Application Packet in their acceptance letters. The packet is also accessible through the Accepted Student tab in This webpage includes information about applying for the I-20 or DS-2019, guidelines for providing financial documents, instructions and procedures for F-1 transfer students, and other important forms and information. For more information, visit the International Student Services website. For questions regarding the visa application process, contact International Student and Scholar Services at

    Financial Aid and Scholarships

    International students who have been admitted to the undergraduate degree program can submit The New School's Undergraduate International Student Scholarship Application.

    International students who have been admitted to a graduate degree program will be considered for merit-based scholarships as part of the application review process. For more information, visit the Student Financial Services website.