Application Procedure

Timeline for participation in Academic Year 2015-2016

January 12, 2015 Application available
February 13, 2015 Deadline for NYU applications for 2015-2016 Academic Year
March 13, 2015 Applicants notified of nomination
March 27, 2015 Deadline to confirm participation
April/May 2015 Application period at partner institutions


Criteria for Selection

The number of students who may be sent to each of the law school exchange program is limited by agreement with the exchange partner and in some cases by ABA rules. Thus, the law school may receive more applications for a particular program than can be accommodated. Please refer to each exchange program webpage for more information about the number of students who can participate each year.

Approval and selection for exchange programs will be based on a proposed plan of study and consideration, inter alia, of the following factors:

  • The academic or professional reasons stated for the particular exchange program;
  • The extent to which the plan fits in with your overall academic and/or professional objectives, including courses already taken;
  • Whether the student plans to coordinate the proposed program with work or research during the preceding or following summer;
  • Student's academic plans upon returning to NYU;
  • Student’s proficiency in and efforts to learn the language of the program site/host country;
  • Familiarity with the region;
  • Evidence of preparedness for study abroad.

Please note that additional consideration will be given to all students entering their third year.

Because places are limited, deferrals of acceptance are not ordinarily permitted. Students declining selection must reapply.

Application Materials

Please complete the online application, and be prepared to upload the following documents:

  • An unofficial law school transcript;
  • A current CV/résumé; and
  • A 500-word plan of study for each program ranked on your application, addressing the points in the "Criteria for Selection" section above. The study plan should be based on the course offerings as well as any strengths you see in the program's curriculum and how those strengths may fit into your own curricular planning. Students who plan to carry out directed research or fulfill a writing requirement while abroad should request permission to do so from the Vice Dean in a separate paragraph explaining how this will enable their planned program of study.

Applications, including all required materials, must be received by the Office of Global Programs by the stated deadline.

If you are nominated by NYU to participate in an exchange program, you will be given the host institution’s application to complete and submit to the Office of Global Programs. The Office will then forward your application to the host institution where it will be considered for admission. Should you be accepted by the host institution, you will receive an acceptance letter and instructions for obtaining your visa.

How to Apply

The application runs on an annual cycle, opening in January of each year. Applicants will be required to register an account and log in through the NYU Law Graduate Application online system, available at you have accessed the application's main page, please select"NYU Law Abroad and Exchange Programs" from the list of programs to begin working on your application.