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We are currently accepting applications for the July 1 start date

We look forward to receiving your application to the full-time Advanced Programs for International Dentists at New York University College of Dentistry. Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Applications submitted after the January priority deadline will be reviewed based on availability.

Please note the documents listed below needed to complete your application, which can be uploaded directly to the online application. Only complete applications are reviewed by the Admissions Committee. Upon review of complete applications, an interview (Skype or in-person) will be scheduled for qualified application.

  • All candidates must have graduated from a dental school outside the USA before starting an international program.
  • Preferred minimum of 85 on the TOEFL iBT or 6.5 band score on the IELTS.
  • Preferred minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. 

Create and submit an online application with the following documents:

  • A personal statement of 1-2 pages in length. (Why you are applying to this program, include information on your academic background, your career goals and your qualifications)

  • Letter of recommendation from a Dean, professor, or supervisor (in English or with a certified English translation)

  • A copy of certified English translation of the applicant's dental school diploma

  • A copy of certified English translation of the applicant's dental school transcript (listing subjects studied and grades received)

  • A course-by-course evaluation by Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE).
    This evaluation report provides the US equivalent of each educational credential, including a list of courses studied and grades received.

  • A copy of an English Language Test Report
          a. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
          b. IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

  • A non-refundable application fee of $100

The following items are not required, but can be submitted as supplemental documentation in the online application:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Professional Examinations, i.e.: GRE Report
  • A high quality, passport size photo of yourself with a white background
  • Additional Letters of Recommendation
  • NBDE Part I* and/or MFD Part 1 Report*

International Implant Dentistry requires at least 3 years of clinical experience.
International Esthetic Dentistry requires at least 2-3 years of clinical experience.
International Oral Surgery/RCSI requires at least 2-3 years of clinical experience and passing score in either the NBDE Part I or MFD Part I

The required 2-3 years of clinical experience can be substituted with 1 year in either the Comprehensive Dentistry or Oral Surgery programs.

*Note: To maintain continuity for all applicants, an internship year is not counted as clinical experience.

Questions: Contact our Admissions Team at

Please Note

Completion of any of these programs do not qualify participants for a license to practice dentistry in the United States.

For information on our DDS licensure programs, please visit our DDS Programs page.


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