Tuition-based Program Information | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Tuition-based Program Information

General information for paid summer courses for high-schoolers

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Applications for Summer 2023 are live! 

Tandon Summer Programs will be offered in-person for Summer 2023. We will remain flexible in our response to developments related to COVID-19 and plans can of course change. The health and safety of students, faculty, staff, and our visitors is NYU's first priority, and you can read about the University's responses and reopening. If we are unable to conduct a program on campus as planned, changes to the program format will be communicated promptly.

Program Information


Tuition for :

Design, Invent, Innovate (DII)
Machine Learning (ML)
Programs in Digital Media Design (XR & UX)
  • $2,500.00 USD
  • $100 Activity Fee
  • $610.00 USD Optional Housing
  • $370.00 USD Optional Meal Plan 

*Additional Fees apply for International Students  
**UX and Session 3 of XR can be Bundled for $4500
***Additionally, there is a $25.00 non-refundable application fee for each application.


Tuition for :

Computer Engineering for Good (CE4G) 
Summer Program in Automation, Robotics and Coding (SPARC)
  • $2,500.00 USD
  • $100 Materials Fee
  • $100 Activity Fee
  • $610.00 USD Optional Housing Total for 2wks
  • $370.00 USD Optional Meal Plan Total for 2wks

*Additional Fees apply for International Students  
***Additionally, there is a $25.00 non-refundable application fee for each application.


Tuition for :

Immersive Summer Interacting with Technology and Engineering (I-SITE)
  • $11,000.00 USD 
  • $350 Materials Fee
  • $100 Activity Fee
  • $305.00 USD Optional Housing per week
  • $185.00 USD Optional Meal Plan per week

*Additional Fees apply for International Students  
***Additionally, there is a $25.00 non-refundable application fee for each application.


Unfortunately, we do not offer scholarships or financial aid at this time. However, the K12 STEM Center does offer free programs for New York City residents.


Payment Schedule 

We ask for 50% of Tuition + Materials Fee and $500 Housing Deposit (if applicable) to be paid within 5 days of acceptance in order to officially hold your spot.

The other 50% will be due by the week before your session start date. Except as specified above, the tuition deposit is non-refundable.



Program deposit deadline: 5 days after admission
Program Forms deadline: 2 weeks before start of program
Final bill payment deadline: 5 days before start of program

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Two-Week Program Schedule

  • Session 1: June 20 - June 30
  • Session 2: July 10 - July 21
  • Session 3: July 31 - Aug 11

** Special UX Session: July 17 - July 28  (can be bundled with XR Session 3 / Bundled Tuition rate $4500)

Monday - Friday, Anticipated 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EST


Six-Week Program Schedule 

  • June 20 - July 28

Monday - Friday, Anticipated 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EST


Summer Orientation Dates

Orientation is mandatory for all students.

  • Session One – Orientation June 16 for Programs Starting June 20
  • Session Two – Orientation July 7 for Programs Starting July 10  
  • Session Three – Orientation July 28 for Programs Starting July 31

** Special UX Session Orientation July 7


Application Deadline

  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, preferred placement due by April 20, 2023 deadline. 

Preparing for NYU Tandon

All admitted students need to complete these steps to before the program begins.

  1. Activate your NYU NetID and accept/deny your admission to the program (instructions in your admission letter)

  2. Submit your program deposit

  3. Pay your student account balance

  4. Read the NYU Summer Programs Student Handbook

  5. Required Program Forms

  6. Register with the Center for Students with Disabilities (if applicable)

Information regarding summer housing coming soon!

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International Student Information

International Students interested in Tandon Summer Programs are required to have...

  1. A student visa such as the F-1 of J-1. B-1/B-2 or ESTA visas are not permitted. NYU’s Office of Global Services will be able to assist incoming students with obtaining their visas. (see Visa Information)
  2. Proof of English Language Proficiency (see English Testing Requirements)

If English is not your native language, you may be asked to show your proficiency by taking one of the following tests (results must be from the last two years):

  • TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test)

  • IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

  • PTE Academic (Pearsons Test of English Academic)

  • C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency (Cambridge English: Advanced or Proficiency)

  • iTEP (International Test of English Proficiency). We will accept results from the in-person or online version. 

  • Duolingo (Duolingo English Test) 

We do not accept results from the IELTS Indicator, the TOEFL ITP Plus for China, TOEFL Essentials, or the PTE Academic Online.

Scores can be self-reported on the application or sent directly from the testing agency. If you are sending scores from the testing agency, follow the below instructions:

For the TOEFL iBT, use NYU's code 2562.

For the IELTS Academic, search for "New York University" and release results to Undergraduate Admissions as opposed to one of our schools or colleges. Similarly, for the PTE Academic, C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency, select "New York University" as opposed to one of our specific NYU schools or colleges. Searching for "NYU" will not return any results; you must search using our official name.

For the Duolingo English Test, please follow the instructions outlined in Duolingo's "How do I send my Duolingo English Test results to institutions?" documentation to send your score to NYU for free.


Who is exempt from English language proficiency testing?

Exemptions will be given in the following circumstances: 

  • English is your first/primary language

  • You already completed (at the time of application submission) three or more consecutive academic years in a curriculum where the only language of instruction was English

If the last option applies to you, you will be able to submit a copy of a transcript that shows at least 3 full years of instruction at a school taught solely in English as part of your application. 

If you are currently residing in the U.S. and attend an English-speaking school, you qualify for the programs, even if you are not a U.S. citizen.


Do you have a minimum score requirement? 

We do not have any minimum test score requirements, but competitive applicants will receive:

  • 100 and above on the TOEFL iBT 

  • 7.5 and above on the IELTS Academic 

  • 70 and above on the PTE Academic 

  • 191 and above on the Cambridge English Scale 

  • 4.5 and above on the iTEP

  • 125 and above on the Duolingo English Test

Please note that NYU advises against a B-1/B-2 visa or Visa Waiver (ESTA) for international students. If you require NYU sponsorship for a visa, only F-1 or J-1 is advised. International students who are admitted will receive further instructions about applying for an I-20 in order to secure their student visa via email after accepting their spot.

Please note that international students currently studying in the US (at NYU or at another academic institution) who currently are in a F-1 or J-1 visa status are not required to submit additional visa documentation in order to participate in an NYU summer program, unless they need to transfer their SEVIS record to NYU.  Please contact OGS at directly if this is the case.

Upon arrival in the United States, all international students must participate in an International Student Check-In with the NYU Office of Global Services (OGS), which may be virtual or in-person, in order to be in compliance. Prior to the start of your program, you will receive information from OGS about the check-in process.  

At NYU, Student Health Insurance is required for F-1 and J-1 students. International students receiving a student visa from NYU are automatically enrolled in and billed for NYU’s health insurance plan. Students participating in a program on the Washington Square campus are enrolled in the comprehensive health insurance plan, but have the option to downgrade to the basic policy if eligible.

To downgrade your Health Insurance plan, students must contact the NYU Student Health Center to see if they are eligible. For more information, they can also visit the Student Health Center website. Please note that the deadline to downgrade coverage for the summer will be on or around June 5, 2023.

Insurance fees are listed below under the additional fees section. 

In addition to tuition and living expenses, international students on an NYU-sponsored visa will also be assessed the following charges.

  • I-20 Processing Fee: $50

  • DS-160 Processing Fee: $160

  • SEVIS Fee: $350 (F-1 visas) or $220 (J-1 visas)

  • Student Health Insurance: $87/week (summer term rate)

  • NYU International Student Fee: $90

    • Note: The DS-160 and SEVIS fees are US government fees and not NYU fees.




Hello parents!  We hope the information we provide here and via email to students is helpful as they prepare for study at NYU.  As a parent, the best thing you can do to assist your student with preparations is to discuss the summer with one another. 

Conversations about what to expect while studying at NYU, experiencing life as a college student, and living in New York City can be immensely helpful. Too often, students arrive on campus with little information or idea of what they need to do or what their experience will involve while they are here, because parents take the reins on preparations.  We encourage you, if you are taking the lead on your student’s to-do list, to push your student to take on tasks and read information.  It will be good practice for when they are going off to college and in charge of their own education in a few years, and it will help them get the most out of their NYU experience.
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