Before You Apply


NYU Students may apply to participate in the exchange program during their second year and during their fall semester of their third year. Law Review members may not go abroad during their second academic year. Transfer students must complete one year at NYU Law before they can study abroad. Visiting non-matriculated students cannot participate in the program.

Students in the following dual degree programs are subject to study exchange program regular policy:

  • JD/LLM in International Law & JD/LLM In Taxation
  • JD/MA or PhD in Economics, History, Philosophy or Politics
  • Dual Degrees with the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University
  • Dual Degree with Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University

Students in the following dual degree programs are subject to exchange program policy with restrictions:

  • JD/MBA: Provided that 3L participants have completed all MBA credits and that Jacobson scholars work out the year-long seminar requirement with Prof. Helen Scott.
  • JD/MPA or MUP: Participation limited to 2L year
  • Dual Degree with the Silver School of Social Work at New York University: Participation limited to 3L year

Students in the following dual degree programs may not participate in the exchange program:

  • Dual Degrees with the Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne
  • Dual Degree with the National University of Singapore

Students must be in good academic standing and must be in financial compliance according to the Bursar’s policies.


Writing Requirements

The Writing requirement for the JD degree may also be satisfied while studying abroad, but only with permission of the Vice Dean. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that the writing project undertaken while abroad meets all the requirements of an A paper. The student must submit to the Vice Dean's office a copy of the finished paper.


Course Load

Students are expected to register in law courses and complete the equivalent of 12 NYU credits while participating in the exchange program. While considering an exchange program, do take into account the number of credits you will need to graduate.

Students may take additional courses at the discretion of the host institution. However, they will not receive any credit for additional courses taken beyond what is considered the normal course load.


Grading Method

Credits will be calculated according to the same method as our classes in New York. Each credit will be worth 700 minutes of instruction, exclusive of class break or final exam time.


Tuition and Expenses

Students participating in an exchange program pay full tuition to NYU for the semester. There is no adjustment to tuition or fees. Students do not pay tuition or fees to the host institution. Tuition covers the number of classes considered a full course load. Students who wish to take additional classes may do so at their expense.

Participation in an exchange program should have no effect on an NYU law student's eligibility for financial aid grants or loans. Specific questions should be directed to the Office of Student Financial Services.

All costs related to travel, housing, books, and incidental expenses are the responsibility of the student.


Factors to Consider

  • Students will be required to confirm participation in the program by the published date. This confirmation will be considered an irreversible commitment to participate in the program. If after confirming students wish to withdraw from the program, they will not be allowed to take courses in New York during the semester of their planned participation. Students with extraordinary circumstances may appeal this decision in writing to the NYU School of Law Executive Committee.
  • Most law faculties outside the U.S. have schedules that differ from U.S. law school academic calendars. Students participating in a law school exchange are expected to be in residence at the host institution for the duration of the host institution's academic schedule. This difference may interfere with: timely return to study at NYU, job search and summer employment and NYU housing.
  • Since students can earn up to 12 credits while participating in the Exchange Program, students should consider if they will have enough credits to graduate. Academic Services can guide students individually in this matter.

Program Cancellation

The programs may be canceled or suspended if we were unable to rely on the host institution offering a meaningful educational experience comparable to that in New York or to ensure the safety and well-being of students and members of the NYU community.

Should the program be canceled, students would receive an email communication from the School notifying them of the decision and indicating any actions necessary.