Global Engineering Education Exchange (GE3) | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Global Engineering Education Exchange (GE3)

Global E3 is a one-of-a-kind educational exchange program designed specifically for engineering students. The Global Engineering Education Exchange Program enables engineering students to go abroad to 36 universities in 23 countries in Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East while earning credit at home.

A significant number of courses are offered in English, and a larger amount are available for students who are proficient in other languages.

For more information on the GE3 program please check out their website


- Students must have completed at least their first year of study and have a 3.0 GPA to apply

- Students wishing for a more immersive study abroad experience may find these exchange partners as a great option compared to our NYU Study Away sites and campuses.

- Students wishing to study abroad while still taking major related and upper level engineering courses not offered at NYU Study Away sites and campuses.

- Students wishing to study abroad at unique locations only available through the GE3 program

- Students wishing to study abroad for a semester or year. 

Official Member Institutions List

GE3 has partners in Argentina, Australia, Austria, China, Colombia, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Like universities in America, each school offers different courses and may specialize in various fields within STEM.

Not all institutions offer the same variety of courses and not all will provide the same amount of courses taught in English.

To locate a school that offers courses in your field of interest, we suggest using the GE3 Advanced Search Tool which allows you to filter for certain fields (i.e. aeronautical), Locations (i.e. Asia), language, etc. 

- Students must have completed their first year of study

- Hold a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0

- All majors at Tandon are encouraged to apply

- Students of all nationalities and citizenships are encouraged to apply

- Previous knowledge of the language is not a requirement

1. If you are interested in the GE3 program, please reach out to to set up an initial appointment with our Manager of Global Programs Colby Hepner. He will go over navigating partner websites, program timelines, requirements, application process for the exchange

2. Students will then review the partner school's website to determine if they will be offering the types of courses they wish to take in order to stay on track for graduation. While many of the courses within participating schools are taught in English, some are not. Students are required to conduct their own personal research via the schools websites to find out if the courses they want to take are taught in English. We recommend reviewing 2-3 schools course catalogs and submitting all possible courses to be evaluated. 

3. Once you have compiled a list of courses and their syllabi, you will then submit each course to be evaluated through the Tandon Study Abroad Portal 

  • For example, you locate a course in Hanyang University that looks to cover the exact same topics as our Linear Algebra. You would submit the syllabus and other relevant information to the Math department through the online portal to be evaluated.
  • While you are not required to have a finalized list of evaluated courses in the Study Abroad Portal prior to submitting your application, it is in your best interest to get as many courses reviewed as possible up front rather than waiting until closer to your departure should you be nominated/accepted to a partner institution. 

4. Prior to the deadline, please submit your application through the GE3 webpage (See below). Once you have submitted the GE3 application please notify Tandon Global at Reminder, you do not need to have all of your courses evaluated in the Tandon Study Abroad Portal prior to submitting; you can continue to secure approvals/evaluations after submission. 

5. We will review the application and then GE3 will make final placement decisions in the fews following the deadline. Students who are given placements abroad must then abide by additional application deadlines and information set by the partner institutions which GE3 will provide to you upon notification.

6. Once you have been nominated and accepted to a partner institution, you will return to the Tandon Study Abroad Portal and add your course preferences to your "cart". You will then make an appointment with your academic advisor so they can indicate how each course will count towards your degree progress/completion (i.e. major requirement, tech elective, HUSS, free elective etc.). This will need to be completed at least one month prior to your program's start date.

(In order to access this portal, you will need to be sure to fill out the Tandon Study Abroad Interest Form in order to be granted log-in access. For a tutorial on how to navigate and utilize the portal, please view the “Tandon Study Abroad Portal Tutorial”. You will need to use your NYU credentials to access.)

1. Learn more about your options

Visit the GE3 Online Application Website to learn about all of the host institutions that are open to you. Use the section Participating Universities to explore your options. Note: Not all universities offer every field of study or English taught courses.

2. Create Your Account

Click on the Apply Now link. There will be three options. Please apply via the Global E3 US - Applying to Study Abroad section. Note that you will need to click the paper icon to the right of the section. The system will ask you to confirm that you would like to create an application to the GE3 Program – you must click Ok. The system will then ask if you have received login information via email. If you have never used the GE3 application system before, click No and submit. Then create your account by entering basic information about yourself.
Note: Your email address will become your login username.

3. Begin your application

When logging in for the first time, you will be prompted to change your password. Click on View Programs to create an application. Select the program you wish to apply for and click Apply Now. You will then have to select the Term you are intending to apply for. Complete the Application Parameters section and submit.
Note: For both the fall and academic year cycle, you must select the Fall/Academic Year 20XX option. Later in your application you will have to indicate the number of semesters you intend to study. 

4. Complete your application

On the Program Application Page, you must complete the required application sections. Your Study Abroad Advisor should be listed as Colby Hepner and your academic adviser should be your departmental adviser, not your first-year adviser. 

The address you should list for your transcript is:
ATTN: Colby Hepner
5 Metrotech Center, LC230A
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Once you have submitted these materials, please send an email to for verification.

Note: it can take up to 8 weeks for applicants to be placed.

VI. Acceptance and Paperwork

If a host university accepts you, you will receive an email from IIE. In some cases, the host institution will also contact you directly. Please log into your GE3 application to view the decision letter and follow the instructions to accept or decline the placement offer. Oftentimes, you may need to complete paperwork from the institution to finalize your placement there.


Fall Semester/Academic Year: March 1st (except Tohoku University, which is 2/20)

Spring Semester: October 1st

Finalized Course Preferences/Evaluations

At the latest, one month prior to your program start date.

Charges on Bill

- Normal NYU Tandon tuition and fees
- All financial aid, scholarships, and grants will still be applied

Out of Pocket

- Flight
- Housing at the partner institution (costs will vary)
- Daily cost of living expenses
- Immigration documents/Visas (Depending on citizenship)

Provided by NYU free of charge

- Comprehensive international health insurance coverage
- Immigration assistance through our Office of Global Services

Upon completion of your semester at the partner institution, a transcript will be sent to our office. We will then work with your advisor to make sure that these credits and courses get applied appropriately to your Degree Progress report in Albert.

The grades you receive in these courses will be reflected as transfer credits and will not count towards your GPA. No credit will be awarded for courses taken as Pass/Fail and/or Audit or courses in which you received below a C or equivalent.

We will be utilizing your completed Tandon Exchange Course Approval form in order to verify that the courses you completed have been reviewed and approved for equivalency by the appropriate departments here at NYU


U.S. Student Programs
Institute of International Education GE3

P: 212-984-5542 or 212-984-5542

Tandon Global
5 MetroTech Center, LC230
Brooklyn, NY 11201