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FAQs: Programs for International Dentists

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The requirements for admissions are listed in the Admissions/Tuition Requirements section.
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You may include in your application package a check or money order in US currency, which can be cashed in a bank in the United States. Please write your name on the payment.

You will receive an email from the Office for International Programs, confirming the receipt of your application within 7 business days after your application is received.

Processing a complete application takes two to four business weeks. Incomplete applications cannot be reviewed. All admissions decisions come from the Office for International Programs and applicants are notified of their admissions status via email or mail.

Each year, about 100 applicants are enrolled into the Programs for International Dentists.

There are 2 versions of the TOEFL exam. On the Computer-based Test, the preferred score is 230 or higher; on the Internet-based Test, the preferred score is 85 or higher. The TOEFL school code for NYUCD is 2597.

The preferred score on the IELTS is 6.5 or better.

The average GPA for those accepted is a 3.00.

Once an admission acceptance decision is made, the applicant will receive an acceptance package that includes the following:

  1. Official acceptance letter.
  2. Directions for submission of the I-20 Application for F-1 or J-1 Status - Accepted students must complete the I-20 application and submit it to the Office for Global Services (OGS).
  3. Health and Immunization Forms. These forms should not be completed by the accepted student's physician more than six months prior to arrival in the US.

Once students have paid a required tuition deposit, they will receive the following:

  1. Emergency Contact Form.
  2. Photo Release Form.
  3. Department Welcome Letter.
  4. Agreement (between the students and departments)
  5. Required the readings list and materials

Will the University help me get an F-1 student visa to study at NYUCD?
Upon acceptance, applicants will be asked to submit a tuition deposit to secure their places in the program. When this deposit is received and all financial requirements are met, the NYU Office of International Student Scholars (OISS) will issue an I-20, a form that enables the accepted students to apply for an F-1 student visa in their local US Embassy or Consulate. For more information, please visit their website:
Please do not contact OISS until you receive your official acceptance letter.

Most dental students reside near NYUCD. Accepted students will receive a list of apartment resources to assist in their search for accommodations. Please note- apartments near NYUCD can range from $1500 to $2500 monthly.

Federal financial aid and scholarships are not available.

Accepted students will receive orientation information before the start of the program.