Applying to UTNY
UTNY classes are in-residence, so students should be prepared to pay normal UT tuition for their academic credits and coursework and a fixed UTNY program fee.
In addition, students pay for their own housing. They should also budget for necessary living expenses such as food, transportation, and entertainment.
In most cases, tuition assistance programs (Texas Tomorrow, Hazelwood, etc.) may be used toward participation in UTNY.
UTNY is open to ALL UT Austin students in good academic standing who have completed at least 30 hours by the beginning of the semester they plan to attend. These 30 hours do not have to be in-residence credit and may include hours taken at another institution.
We require all sophomores to participate in a virtual interview with the UTNY program manager to determine marketability for competitive internship opportunities in NYC.
Students must also meet their respective department’s or school’s internship prerequisites.
The online application is available for a set time for each application period. A resume and essay question are required as part of the application.
An optional scholarship essay question is available for students who want to talk specifically about their financial need and how it applies to participation in the program.
Before applying, students are encouraged to talk with their academic advisor and have their resume reviewed by their respective career services office.
Students utilizing financial aid can apply their aid toward participation in UTNY. Similar to study abroad programs, a student’s financial aid package may be adjusted to cover the additional costs associated with attending UTNY.
Students with questions about how financial aid works alongside participation in UTNY should contact Financial Aid.
Because UTNY participants are registered as full-time students at UT Austin, students typically receive financial aid or scholarships that they would use or qualify for during a semester in Austin. Scholarships vary by college and in most cases, a separate scholarship application is not required.
UTNY students can use any college or departmental scholarship (not directly associated with UTNY) toward participation in the program.
Scholarship questions should be directed to the scholarship administration personnel in the student’s home college.
Moody College of Communication
The Moody College of Communication offers multiple scholarships each semester to communication students admitted to the UTNY Program. These scholarships vary in number and amount from semester to semester and have ranged anywhere from $1,000 to $7,000 per student. Students must be an undergraduate in the Moody College of Communication and demonstrate either financial need or strong academic merit to be eligible to receive a scholarship.
The College of Fine Arts
The College of Fine Arts is pleased to offer UTNY scholarships supported by the Meredith and Cornelia Long Internship Fund. Each semester, the College of Fine Arts will award several scholarships in the amount of $6,000 to offset the UTNY program fee. Students must be an undergraduate with a major in the College of Fine Arts and demonstrate financial need in order to be eligible to receive the scholarship.
McCombs School of Business
McCombs School of Business is pleased to offer UTNY scholarships supported by a generous donation from an anonymous donor. Each semester, the McCombs School of Business will award several scholarships of up to $6,000 to offset the UTNY program fee. Students must be an undergraduate with a major in the McCombs School of Business and demonstrate financial need in order to be eligible to receive the scholarship.
Spring 21 cohort at Coney Island
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