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NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development

NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development

NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development


We are committed to a holistic understanding of human development across the lifespan and address the full range of the human experience with more than 150 undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees and more than 20 advanced certificates and artist diplomas. Across 11 departments and 13 research centers and institutes, our collaborative innovation and spirit provide students and faculty unique, interdisciplinary opportunities.

NYU Steinhardt welcomes applications from international students for admission to our graduate programs – in fact, nearly a quarter of our incoming graduate students are international! Be sure to keep in mind your special requirements as you prepare your application.

    Campus Features

    University life at NYU is supplemented with a variety of resources and services provided by the University. From major ingredients like financial aid, registration, information technology, and housing to the important daily details like lockers and copying services, this section provides you with invaluable resources that will make your life easier.

    University Life Resources


    Media & Technology

    • Global Spiritual Life
    • Center for Multicultural Education and Programs
    • Commuter Student Services
    • Dining Services
    • Environmental Health and Safety
    • Housing
    • LGBTQ+ Center
    • International Student Services
    • Student Health Center
    • Transportation
    • 404 Fitness
    • Grey Art Gallery
    • Kimmel Center
    • NYU Press
    • Palladium Athletic Facility
    • Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
    • The Torch Club
    • Academic Resource Center
    • Washington Square East Gallery
    • America Reads
    • NYU Classes
    • Campus Media
    • Computer Store
    • Copy Central
    • Information Technology
    • NYUCard / Campus Cash
    • NYUHome
    • Television Center


      Our one-of-a-kind integration of education, communication, health, and the arts puts us at the heart of education for social change. Whether you’re researching for future graduate study, embarking on your doctorate, or anywhere in between, we have a program that will help you make an impact.

      Visa Requirements

      When completing your graduate application, please be sure to use your full, legal name as it appears on your passport. The use of any other names, such as nicknames, will cause serious delays in applying for your US visa. All international applicants must have an international address as their permanent address. The US government mandates that you include a permanent, international address to receive your visa.

      Once you are admitted, you will apply for an I-20 to receive an F1 student visa with your acceptance package. You need financial documentation when applying for a visa, but financial documents should not be submitted with your application for admission. Please be prepared to pay additional fees for processing your I-20 from NYU and your student visa from the US government.

      If you’re currently in the US at another school or recently completed your program at another US school and need to transfer your immigration record to NYU, please review the Office of Global Services' instructions to transfer to NYU.

      Heightened security measures may result in delays in processing your I-20 and your student visa requests. Please apply for these credentials as soon as possible as it may take up to 8 weeks to process your documents. Use overnight and express mail wherever possible.

      Scholarships and Funding

      We award millions of dollars in scholarships to graduate-level students each year to recognize need and merit. While our scholarships may not completely cover your costs, they can be part of a multi-source financial aid package that helps you gain access to NYU Steinhardt’s academic and professional opportunities.

      Scholarships for Underrepresented Populations

      • Dean's Opportunity Scholarship
      • Diversabilities Scholarship
      • First Generation Scholarship
      • Health Professions Opportunity Scholarship
      • Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI), and Tribal Colleges Scholarship
      • LGBTQ+ Diversity Scholarship

      Scholarships Recognizing Service

      • AmeriCorps Alumni Scholarship
      • City Year Scholarship
      • NYU Peace Corps Coverdell Fellowship Program
      • Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Scholarship
      • Teach for America Alumni Scholarship
      • Urban Educators Impact Scholarship

      Steinhardt Mission Scholarships: Recognizing Inclusion, Innovation, or Impact

      • Steinhardt Graduate Scholarships
      • 21st Century Scholarships
      • Dorothy Height Impact and Inclusion Award
      • NYC Community Impact Scholarship

      Global Study Scholarships

      • Global Pathways Opportunity Scholarship
      • Additional Global Study Opportunities

      Scholarships for International Students

      • Graduate International Student Scholarship

      Scholarships for Part-Time Students

      • Centennial Scholarships
      • The Mayor's Graduate Scholarship Program
      • Global Pathways Opportunity Scholarship


      International Rankings

      • #26 Times Higher Education World University Rankings (out of 1500+ universities worldwide)
      • #30 Academic Ranking of World Universities (out of 1000 universities worldwide)
      • #39 World University Rankings (out of 1000 universities worldwide)

      US News & World Report

      • #10 Best Education Graduate School
      • #8 Best Occupational Therapy Graduate Schools
      • Top 20 Best Graduate Education Schools for Higher Education Administration, Education Policy, and Education Administration and Supervision

      Other Rankings

      • #7 Top 10 Schools for Aspiring Musicians, College Magazine
      • Top 20 Music Business Schools, Billboard
      • #15 Top 25 Music Schools for Composing for Film and TV, The Hollywood Reporter

      Student Testimonials


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