Additional Considerations for Chinese Nationals

Eligibility for the International and Chinese Admissions Processes

In order to apply through the international admissions process, applicants must be non-Chinese citizens and possess a valid foreign passport (or be eligible to apply for one).

If you are a citizen of China (including Hong Kong, Macao or Taiwan), or hold dual citizenship with China (including Hong Kong, Macao or Taiwan) and another country, your application must be submitted through the Chinese admissions process, regardless of where you currently live or where you attended high school. Click here for more information.

Which Application Process is Right for You

If an applicant has acquired foreign citizenship at birth and one or both of the applicant’s parents hold Chinese citizenship (including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan), the applicant must satisfy both of the following requirements to be eligible for the international admissions process:

(i) have held a valid foreign passport or certificate of nationality for at least four years upon application to NYU Shanghai; and (ii) during the most recent four years (up to April 30 of the year of enrollment at NYU Shanghai) have lived outside of Mainland China/Hong Kong/Macao/Taiwan for at least two years (subject to the entry and exit record, if a student has stayed outside of Mainland China/Hong Kong/Macao/Taiwan for nine months or longer period during one year, it is equivalent to one year).

If an applicant was a resident of Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao or Taiwan and has acquired foreign citizenship through an immigration process, the applicant must satisfy both of the following requirements to be eligible for the international admissions process:

(i) have held a valid foreign passport or certificate of nationality for at least four years upon application to NYU Shanghai and can provide documentation of cancellation/rescission of his/her Chinese citizenship; and (ii) during the most recent four years (up to April 30 of the year of enrollment at NYU Shanghai) have lived outside of Mainland China/Hong Kong/Macao/Taiwan for at least two years (subject to the entry and exit record, if a student has stayed outside of Mainland China/Hong Kong/Macao/Taiwan for nine months or longer period during one year, it is equivalent to one year).

Applicants who do not meet the requirements for the international admissions process must apply using the Chinese admissions process.

If you are uncertain about your nationality, contact the Chinese National Immigration Administration to verify relevant information. For all other questions regarding eligibility, please contact shanghai.admissions@nyu.edu.