Fall 2023 Resource Page

Welcome to NYU Shanghai’s Fall 2023 resource page for semester study away graduate students!

You are one of close to 300 master’s and PhD students who will pursue in-person coursework or research at NYU Shanghai. These opportunities have been made possible through close collaboration with the following NYU schools:

  • Center for Data Science
  • Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
  • Graduate School of Arts and Science
  • School of Professional Studies
  • Silver School of Social Work
  • Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
  • Stern School of Business
  • Tandon School of Engineering
  • Tisch School of the Arts

At NYU Shanghai, the Office of Graduate and Advanced Education (OGAE) will support your educational experience. You may contact OGAE at shanghai.ogae-studyaway@nyu.edu.

On this page, you will find essential FAQs. You should also look out for a series of onboarding messages to be sent to your NYU email from Dean of Graduate and Advanced Education Eric Mao in the weeks before the Fall semester.

When will my campus access begin?

Campus access will begin following Fall 2023 graduate student orientation. Students may not access NYU Shanghai prior to orientation.

Who is eligible for NYU Shanghai campus access?

Campus access is only open to students who:

  • are enrolled in NYU Shanghai graduate programs or the semester study away program;
  • complete all required pre-orientation protocols (see below); and attend orientation.

Semester study away students must take and continue in all Shanghai courses offered with their program to maintain their registration and campus access; once your study away semester has started, you may not drop them.

When will Fall 2023 graduate student orientation take place?

Fall 2023 graduate student orientation will take place on Saturday, August 26, at the NYU Shanghai New Bund Campus (567 West Yangsi Road). Please understand that parents are restricted from attending orientation.

Is orientation mandatory?

Yes. Students who do not attend orientation will not gain campus access.

Miscellaneous FAQs
When and where will my courses be taught?

Semester study away courses begin the week of August 28 and are scheduled at the NYU Shanghai New Bund Campus. Classroom times and locations can be seen in Albert.

What is NYU Shanghai’s Academic Calendar?

Fall 2023 semester study away classes will begin the week of August 28 by default and end following the week of December 4. The full Fall semester calendar, including additional holidays and legislative days, can be accessed at https://shanghai.nyu.edu/academics/calendar#fall-2023.

Please note NYU Shanghai’s Academic Calendar is independent from NYU New York’s Academic Calendar. If you are taking NYU New York courses remotely, those courses will be on NYU New York’s Academic Calendar. Note that on November 5, daylight saving time ends, meaning that clocks are turned backward by one hour in the United States.

Fall 2023 is my first semester as a NYU student. How can I receive an ID card?

If you have not done so, upload your photo to photoid.nyu.edu. Your ID card will be distributed by NYU Shanghai during orientation.

NYU Shanghai Textbook Policy

It is the policy of NYU Shanghai to purchase required textbooks in bulk in advance with the cost applied to students' bursar bills. This is done as a service to students for a number of reasons, including to ensure that textbooks are available in a timely manner and to ensure compliance with applicable copyright laws. NYU Shanghai works with approved vendors, prioritizes e-textbooks, and strives to minimize cost. Students are charged at cost, and therefore no profit is made by NYU Shanghai.

If you are taking a course for which every student must have an individual copy of a required textbook, you will be notified of the related charges prior to the course. If the textbook is provided as an e-version and you have a non-pirated hard copy, you may contact us about verifying the hard copy and avoiding the e-version charge.

Health Insurance Information for Semester Study Students

Semester study students will be automatically waived out of the Wellfleet Plan and enrolled in the NYU-sponsored GeoBlue insurance plan for the Fall semester. The cost of the GeoBlue plan will be covered by the Student Health Center; students will not be charged for the GeoBlue insurance. Their Bursar account will be adjusted accordingly to reflect these changes.