FAQs

General Questions
When and where will the programs commence?

Classes begin every year in early June at NYU Stern in New York City, followed by the Fall, J-term, and Spring semesters at NYU Shanghai. 

When and where will the programs conclude?

Students finish the programs after the Spring semester, usually toward the end of May, at NYU Shanghai. 

What degree would I receive after completing the programs?

Graduates earn a Master of Science degree issued by New York University.

Can I apply to Optional Practical Training (OPT) after graduation? Are these STEM programs?

Students are NOT eligible to apply for OPT after graduation. The MS in Quantitative Finance program is not an OPT-related STEM program and STEM OPT Extension is not applicable. 

What is the class profile of your current cohort?

You can view the MS in Quantitative Finance Class of 2021 profile here.

Do you offer a part-time study option?

At this time, we only offer full-time study programs to students.

Can I apply for Shanghai permanent residence permit (Hukou) after graduation?

Typically, Shanghai Hukou policies are announced annually, only apply for the given year, and may be subject to change at any time. Based on each person's individual circumstances, students who meet the criteria may apply following graduation with NYU Shanghai assistance, as needed. Final decisions are always made by the Shanghai government.

What are the advantages of your programs in comparison with other similar programs?

We offer a unique China and Asia focus targeted at pre-experience college students and recent graduates. Our students will have the opportunities to study in two global business hubs and enjoy the robust global network of New York University.

Admissions Questions
What are the undergraduate degree requirements to apply?

Students entering our programs are required to hold a four-year bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in the U.S. or an equivalent degree from a foreign country (for example, for applicants from India, all three-year Bachelor's degrees are sufficient to apply).

Can I apply to more than one program?

Please note that you can only submit one NYU Shanghai - NYU Stern Master application per admissions cycle. 

What is the average score for the GMAT/GRE?

Please note we do not have a minimum GMAT/GRE score needed to apply. You may find the average GMAT and GRE scores of our enrolled students from the Class of 2021 Class Profile

Are there any minimum test scores required to apply?

The minimum TOEFL score is 100 and the minimum IELTS score is 7. Please view the Standardized Test section of our admissions website for further details.

Does the Admissions Committee have a preference between the GMAT and GRE exam?

The Admissions Committee accepts both the GMAT and the GRE and does not have a preference as to which exam you choose to take. Please view the Standardized Test section of our admissions website for further details.

Is it possible to waive the GMAT/GRE?

The GMAT or GRE is a required component of an application to the MS programs. While applicants can take either test, they cannot be admitted without a GMAT or GRE score. Please view the Standardized Test section of our admissions website for further details.

Is there a minimum amount of work experience required to apply?

Full-time work experience is not a prerequisite to apply and we review all work experience, including internships and part-time work, in our evaluation. Please note that in the Professional Information section of your application you should only tally months of full-time, post-college work experience. Internships, part-time work, and other experiences may be included in your resume and work history.

What is the total cost of attendance?

Information regarding the cost of attendance and tuition may be found on the Tuition & Financial Aid section of the website.

Does your program offer financial aid and/or scholarship?

Information regarding the scholarship can be found on the Tuition & Financial Aid section of the website.

Can I take classes as a non-matriculated student?

Non-matriculated students cannot enroll in the NYU Shanghai - NYU Stern MS programs’ courses. However, NYU Stern School of Business offers non-credit, 2-3 day Short Courses on the latest management thinking and practices. 

Do you have an online program?

At this time, we do not offer any degree-granting online MS programs. The MS programs are conducted in person.

Are admissions officers available for appointments?

We offer limited slots of 1-on-1 meetings with members of the Admissions Committee. Please contact us to receive more details regarding available time slots. Please also check the Events section of our website for upcoming information sessions and events.

How do I pay tuition?

Students will pay tuition in USD to New York University Bursar office. Registered students would receive an email detailing the tuition, fees, and methods of payment.

Is the program only designed for students who want to pursue business careers in China and Asia?

No. The programs include a China and Asia focus, in addition to providing experiential learning opportunities that offer exposure to universal principles in the applicable fields and industries. As part of the NYU Alumni community of almost half a million, our graduates will have access to resources and support that will elevate their careers worldwide.

What is your GMAT/GRE/TOEFL/IELTS institution code?

Please use these codes to send the reports to us:

GMAT: MS in Quantitative Finance: H7D-NP-52

GRE: 4104

TOEFL: C143

IELTS: Institution/Organization: New York University, Department/Person: Shanghai Graduate Admissions (Please choose "China" when selecting the Country/Region for the IELTS score report)

Please view the Standardized Test section of our admissions website for further details.

Can I send you more recommendation letters than it is required?

Please follow the application requirements for the programs you applied to. If more recommendation letters are received, the admissions office will only read the first recommendation letter sent (to be determined by the application system time tracking).

I was accepted into the program, but would like to defer my admission. Is this possible?

The Admissions Committee does not grant admissions deferrals. If you are admitted and decide not to enroll, you may re-apply for a future term. Leaves of absence are not granted to students who cannot begin the program in the semester for which they were admitted or who cannot successfully complete one course in that first semester (obtaining a grade of D or better).