Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Creative Writing in Spanish program offered part time?
Yes, you may take the program as a part time student, but only if you are an American citizen or a permanent resident in the Unites States. International students must be full-time students
Is it possible to finish the program in less than two
No it is not. The program is organized over two years to give you the ideal time in which to learn and perfect your skills and interact with other writers
What kind of funding you have for incoming students? Are there
any scholarships offered? Is there a special application?
Students will receive a half tuition scholarship in the first year and a 1/4 tuition scholarship in the second year. Full time students taking two courses per semester would receive 8 credits in the first year and 4 credits in the second. Part time students will receive a 50% discount at the rate of their registration for the first half of their program and a 25% discount for the second half of their registration.
For fellowships, please refer to the section under financial aid. There is no special application to be filled out; students are evaluated for aid according to merit, promise, and financial need.
How much does each point cost?
In 2016–17, tuition is calculated at $1,664.00 per point. Each course is worth 4 points. A full-time program normally consists of two 4-point courses per term (16 points for the year).
Can non- resident
students apply for loans?
Yes they can, you will find more information at http://www.nyu.edu/financial.aid/international.php
I have a foreign student visa; can I get work at the
university to earn money to pay for the program?
You may work for the university if you have a visa that allows you to work a certain number of hours at your home institution. For more information on visas and employment go to http://www.nyu.edu/oiss/legal/employment/index.html
Are the students enrolled in this program allowed to take undergraduate or graduate courses in the university, outside the department?
Students take two elective courses of their choosing that relate in some way to their work. These courses may be in the Creative Writing in Spanish Program, or in the PhD program in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, or in another department, with an advisor’s approval. Graduate students are allowed to audit certain undergrad courses, but require the registrar’s approval to take undergraduate courses for credit.
Are summer courses available for this program?
Not for the moment.
Can I take a conversation class in English at the university to improve my command of English?
You may, but you will have to pay for it yourself. We do not consider language courses as electives.
Is it possible to transfer credits from another institution to
No. Given the unique nature of Creative Writing in Spanish at NYU, we do not accept transfers from other schools.
Do I have to take the GRE?
The GRE is not required.
Do I have to take the TOEFL or IELTS?
The Graduate School requires applicants who are not native English speakers to submit official TOEFL or IELTS score results. The TOEFL/IELTS requirement is waived if your baccalaureate or master’s degree was (or will be) completed at an institution where the language of instruction is English. You do not need to do anything to inform us that you are eligible for the TOEFL waiver; we can determine this fact from your application materials.
When should I take the TOEFL or IELTS?
The TOEFL or IELTS should be taken no later than 6-8 weeks before the application deadline date.
What is the correct institution code number for the TOEFL ?
2596 is the NYU GSAS school code (New York U Grad Arts Sci).
For additional information on the TOEFL exams, please visit http://gsas.nyu.edu/object/grad.app.faq.test#01
Do you accept the IELTS instead of the
What transcripts are required as part of my application?
One (1) academic transcript, mark sheet, or final grades sheet (and English translation, if required) from each institution you attended should be uploaded on one of the "Transcript Upload" pages as part of your online application.
The transcript you scan and upload must be a document that was produced by the registrar. The document must include one or more of the following features: the registrar’s signature, the registrar’s seal, an institutional watermark, or it must be printed on official institutional paper. A document you personally print from your academic history does not meet this requirement.
My transcripts are not written in English. What should I do?
All applicants must ensure that certified English translations accompany all documents written in languages other than English. Translations must be literal and complete versions of the original records. We must have your transcripts in both the native language and in English for us to evaluate your credentials. Please be sure to include the translations with the transcript documents you upload to your online application.
May I email my transcripts? No.