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FAQs: Programs for International Dentists

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Please refer to our Application Process page for the documents required for your application. In addition, download the Admissions Info PDF for information on deadlines, tuition, and fees.

The NBDE Part I is not required for these International Programs EXCEPT as a pre-requisite for the Oral Surgery/Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (3 Year) Program.

Since these programs will not provide you with a license to practice in the USA upon completion, these examinations are not required but you can submit as supplemental documentation to your application.

There is no penalty for not having these exams.

The TOEFL preferred scores are:
The internet based: 85 or higher
The computer based: 230 or higher
NYU Dentistry School Code for TOEFL is 2597.

The IELTS preferred score is:
6.5 or better

A course by course ECE Evaluation is required.GPAs below a 2.5 will not be considered.

The average GPA for accepted students is 3.02.

Please follow the instructions to download the Statement of Fees invoice from your online application after you click "Submit."  

You will receive an immediate email from the online application system when you submit your application. Within 5 to 7 business days, you will receive an additional email from our Office for International Programs confirming your application submission and documents received. If you are missing required documents, this email will advise you of your incomplete application status.

Once we receive all your required documents and application fee, you will receive an email from our office indicating your application is complete and pending review.

Once your application is complete, it is reviewed by the Admissions Decision Committee. Should it pass initial review, you will be contacted by the Office for International Programs to schedule a Skype or on-campus interview for a position in the program. In some cases, the Program Director may request a Skills Assessment, which will be scheduled by our office. After the interview process, a final decision will be made by the Admissions Decision Committee. You will receive notification of this decision via email with instructions to login to your online application to view and print your decision.  

Accepted applicants will be able to view and print their acceptance letter from the online application system. Included in the acceptance letter PDF are links to:

  1. Confirm your enrollment via tuition deposit submission
  2. Health Immunization documents (required by all students to have completed before starting their program)
  3. Information on the I-20 Application Process (the first step in the F-1 student visa)

Obtaining an F-1 Student visa can take several months after confirming enrollment by submitting your tuition deposit and receiving your student ID number. Our office encourages all Admitted Students to start the I-20 application process as soon as possible to avoid delays.

Most students find apartments near NYU Dentistry in Manhattan,  in the surrounding boroughs of Queens or Brooklyn, or in nearby areas such as Jersey City, New Jersey. The Office for International Programs will provide accepted students with housing resources, and in many cases, connect incoming students with graduating students wanting to transfer apartments. Please note that monthly rentals for apartments near NYU Dentistry can range from $2000 - $3000. Many students ask our office to connect them to possible roommates to help with the cost.

No, financial aid or scholarships are not available for these programs.

International students most often receive support from their families to cover the cost of tuition and living expenses. In some cases, students receive loans or scholarships from their home countries.

International students with a US permanent resident card or citizenship can apply for a private “continuing education” loan, which covers the cost of tuition. Living expenses are not included. Applications for private continuing education loans are submitted directly to the lender company.

Orientation usually begins several days before the official start of the program, and all orientation lectures are mandatory. Please refer to the orientation schedule you will receive several weeks prior to the start of the program.


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