Expenses & Scholarships | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Expenses & Scholarships

Information on this page only applies to semester and year long study abroad programs. For information on Short Term Programs please see their webpage.



For the most part, your semester abroad should cost around the same as a semester in New York City studying at Tandon. Depending where you go, it might even be cheaper!

For all semester long programs, your tuition stays exactly the same and any loans or scholarships you're receiving you'll continue to receive.

You will have to pay for housing while abroad so if you live at home in NYC and commute to school, this will be an additional cost. However, if you do one of our study away sites the Office of Financial Aid will usually try to give you extra money to help cover this new cost. Students who participate on the exchange programs will find their housing costs to be significantly cheaper than NYU housing. 

Finally, you will be responsible for paying for your flight and any immigration documents.

While in country, your day to day expenses will vary depending on your lifestyle and what location you go to. For example, London is on par (if not more expensive) than the cost of living in NYC but students who study abroad in Shanghai find that they daily cost of living is significantly cheaper than NYC. The majority of locations do not have meal plans so keep that in mind as well.

For all semester long programs, your tuition stays exactly the same and any loans or scholarships you're receiving you'll continue to receive.

Students who currently receive financial aid may continue to receive this assistance and apply it towards their study abroad semester or year. Financial aid programs that may be transferable for study abroad include Pell Grants, Stafford Loans, and Parent (PLUS) Loans. For further information regarding financial assistance please contact the Financial Aid Office.

Students may also be eligible for a private scholarship or grant from an outside organization or agency. Some sources to explore are employers, unions, professional organizations, and community and special interest groups.

Below is an alphabetical list of resources of free scholarship search services and related information. New York University is not affiliated with, and does not endorse, any of the organizations included in this sample nor does NYU distribute any literature on behalf of outside scholarship programs or promote their information on our website.

  • College Board: Pay for College/Find Scholarships
  • CollegeNET MACH25
  • College Scholarships.org
  • College Scholarships.com
  • College ToolKit.com
  • FastWEB
  • FinAid.org: Scholarship Search
  • Kaarme Scholarship Search
  • NerdScholar
  • Peterson's Scholarship Search
  • Scholarship Experts.com
  • Scholarships.com
  • Scholarships360.org
  • School Soup
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • See also: National Scholarship Competitions (requires NYU endorsement)

It is important to be aware of the financial implications that receiving an outside scholarship can have. Outside scholarships are considered a financial aid resource and must be added to a student's total financial aid award. The Office of Financial Aid first applies the outside scholarship to a student's unmet need that is not already covered by financial aid. In some cases, loans not based on financial need may be reduced (private loans, Federal Unsubsidized Loans, Federal PLUS Loans, Graduate PLUS). If the student's need is already met by need-based aid, then that aid is replaced with the outside scholarship. Need-based loans are first replaced. If the outside scholarship exceeds the loan amounts, work-study and need-based grants are the next to be replaced. In most cases it is not necessary to reduce an NYU scholarship. Total aid (including outside assistance) cannot exceed the total cost of attendance.

Gilman Award

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact gilman@nyu.edu. For more information, please visit the NYU Global Programs Gilman Scholarship webpage. 

Study Abroad Advisers

The Gilman application requires certifiers to be listed on the application. Please visit the Gilman webpages to find out who you should list under the section titled "Who should I list to certify my application".

Important Note: all Global E3 and Tandon Exchange applications should have Sara-Lee Ramsawak listed as your study abroad adviser.


Freeman-Asia Award

The Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) offers scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. The scholarship covers costs including: airfare, living expenses, books and materials, transportation, etc. 

In conjunction with the study abroad term, scholarship winners are required to propose and complete a service project to share their overseas experience and generate interest in study abroad in Asia. 


Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a minimum 2.8 GPA pursuing their first Bachelor's degree. They must also be endorsed by their study abroad and financial aid advisers. 


For more information, please visit the Freeman Asia Program page.



DAAD Scholarship


The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers scholarships to graduate, doctoral and postdoc students. Scholarships are awarded for study and research visits to universities and non-university research institutions in Germany. 



For more information on opportunities provided to international students, please check out the DAAD Scholarship Database.

Your housing financial aid will apply even if you are participating in an international exchange program where you will need to pay the school or landlord directly.

Depending on your circumstance, there may be specific requirements or forms you may need to fill out to receive this funding.

Tandon Global IS NOT granted access to your financial aid package; as such should this apply to you, you will need to reach out directly to the Financial Aid Office. 

Should the financial aid office request supporting documentation, at that time Tandon Global will assist.