Please refer to degree requirements for your subplan/concentration's specific language requirement. In general, students must demonstrate proficiency in one language other than English. Students demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language by completing one of the following:
- Passing the GSAS foreign language proficiency examination. See Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (FLPE) for dates and registration for the language placement exams (if needed). At the latest, student should register for the exam prior to their graduation conferral date. Please note if student does not pass this last exam date prior to graduation, they may need to postpone graduation.
- Completing an intermediate-level or advanced-level foreign language course with a grade of B or better at NYU or another accredited institution. See degree and concentration requirements for specific language requirement. Student must submit official transcript as proof of completion. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to alert them of arriving transcript. Transcript should be addressed to the Program Administrator at the program's address.
- Completing secondary education or undergraduate degree in an institution where language of instruction is not English. Concentration students need to demonstrate the language of instruction is in their required concentration language(s). In this case, please contact email@example.com to confirm language requirement completion before your second year in the program.
Matriculated students may take language courses at NYU to fulfill the language requirement, but please note that majority of introductory and intermediate language courses at NYU are taught at the undergraduate level and will not count towards a students' graduate degree course credits. Please see Cross-School Registration section for more information regarding undergraduate course enrollment.