Scholarships and Funding


There are some sources of funding that you are automatically considered for upon review of your application by the admissions committee (such as the MacCracken Fellowship and GSAS Departmental tuition points). The following sources are also provided by the department, but must be applied to separately.


Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships support graduate students who will study Arabic, Hebrew, Hindi, Persian, Turkish and Urdu as an integral part of an academic program focusing on the Middle East. Applicants must plan to enroll full-time in a graduate degree program at NYU for 2016-2017. Incoming applicants to NYU and currently enrolled NYU students are eligible to apply. Students from all NYU graduate degree programs in all NYU graduate schools are eligible to receive FLAS Fellowships. FLAS applicants should have scholarly and professional interests that focus on the Middle East and must demonstrate a strong commitment to the study of the Middle East in their applications.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have permanent resident status. For more information, click here.


Falak Sufi was born in Pakistan in 1983. She possessed a generous heart, the urge to engage with and change the world, and a brilliantly original, vivacious mind. She graduated from the National University of Singapore with first class honors in Political Science. While young, she began to publish the work that showed her great gifts and talent. Among her interests were women and gender in South Asia, the historiography of this region, and the strength of the humanities. However, no list can capture the range of subjects about which she thought, spoke, and wrote. She was a much beloved, deeply admired graduate student in Near Eastern Studies at the Kevorkian Center of New York University when she died tragically in New York in 2008. The Falak Sufi Scholarship is to honor her memory and to support students from countries with a majority Islamic population in South Asia who might not otherwise be able to obtain a graduate education. These students, preferably female, will be enrolled in the two-year master’s program in Near Eastern Studies. The holders of this scholarship should embody the intellectual spirit and promise of Falak Sufi, and possess a deep and abiding commitment to the role of women in academia and to the questions that she explored, primarily the study of gender in the countries of the Near East, Middle East, and/or South Asia with a majority Islamic population. Candidates for the master’s program in Near Eastern Studies are eligible to apply, including applicants to the program’s joint degree with Journalism, the concentration with Museum Studies, and the business track. For more information, click here.


Qualified CAS students who complete the admissions application process and are admitted to and enroll in the Master's program in Near Eastern Studies in the fall term immediately following the year of their graduation from CAS, will be eligible to receive a 25% tuition discount for courses required for the degree program.

Interested students can find information about the application process and admission to the Graduate School on the GSAS Application Resource Center. Information about our Master's program can be found by visiting the Graduate Program page.

Further information on the Tuition Program can be found by visiting the CAS Senior website. If you have any questions, please also feel free to contact the College Advising Center (905 Silver Center, 212-998-8130212-998-8130).


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