Apply to UTNY

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Apply to 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.

All sophomore applicants must 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 or school’s internship course prerequisites.


The online application is available for a set time ahead of 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 specifically address their financial need and how it applies to participation in the program.

Before applying, students should talk with their academic advisor and have their resume reviewed by their respective career services office.

Program Costs

UTNY classes are in-residence, so students should be prepared to pay normal UT tuition for their academic coursework as well as a fixed UTNY program fee

In addition, students are responsible for their own housing and living expenses, such as food, transportation, and entertainment.

In most cases, tuition assistance programs (e.g. Texas Tomorrow, Hazelwood, etc.) may be used toward participation in UTNY. 

UTNY Estimated Costs Chart

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Financial Aid

Students using 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 Texas One Stop.


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. UTNY students can use any college or departmental scholarship not directly associated with UTNY toward participation in the program.

UTNY-specific scholarships vary by college and, in most cases, students are automatically considered if they complete the optional scholarship essay in the UTNY application.

UTNY students can also apply for internship scholarships to support their time on the program.  

Scholarship questions should be directed to the scholarship administration personnel in the student’s home college or the administrator for the specific scholarship.

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.

Moody students should also submit a Moody College Scholarship Application the academic year before they plan to attend UTNY.  Funds awarded may be applied toward tuition and fees while on the UTNY program.  The application is typically due in February for the entire following academic year. 

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.

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The College of Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts offers multiple scholarships each semester to Liberal Arts students admitted to the UTNY program. The number of scholarships varies by semester and has ranged anywhere from $2,500 to $5,000 to help cover the UTNY program fee. To be eligible for a scholarship, students must be an undergraduate with a major in the College of Liberal Arts, demonstrate financial need, and complete the scholarship essay on the UTNY application.

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.

School of Human Ecology, College of Natural Sciences

Check with your academic advisor about SoHE-specific funding options for the UTNY Program.


Spring 2024 Deadline

May 1, 2023

Apply now.

Note: The application will not submit unless your essay is below the word count and has no paragraph breaks.

Spring '24 Ready to Apply Sessions

Thinking of applying for Spring 2024?  Learn about UTNY and hear from special guests from the UTNY NYC team.  RSVP's are recommended. All sessions are central time.

  • Thursday, March 30 from 5:30 - 6:30 PM on Zoom
  • Tuesday, April 25 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM on Zoom

RSVP here

UTNY 101 Information Sessions

Considering UTNY someday? This is everything you need to know to start planning. In-person and online options weekly. All sessions are central time.


  • Thursdays from 5:00 - 6:00pm in CMA 6.146
    (no 101 session March 30 - come to the Spring '24 session!)

Zoom (same link each week):

  • Wed, April 5 from 11:00 - 12:00pm
  • Tues, April 11 from 2:00 - 3:00pm
  • Fri, April 21 from 3:00 - 4:00pm
  • Mon, April 24 from 12:00 - 1:00pm
  • Thurs, April 27 from 2:30 - 3:30pm
  • Mon, May 1 from 11:00 - 12:00pm
  • ... And check back later for more!

RSVP here

Drop-in Advising

Have questions? Drop in to have a conversation about your UTNY plans. No appointments needed!

  • Wednesdays from 1:30 - 4:30pm in DMC 1.206


Swing by to talk to us where you are!  UTNY will be around campus to answer your questions.

Check back for more dates!

Career Fairs

Attending your college's career fair?  Stop by the UTNY table.

Check back for dates for Fall 2023!

Katie in New York City UTNY

Girls on the Brooklyn Bridge UTNY

Students at UTNY out and about

UTNY spring 21 student visits Times Square

students on ferry

Spring 21 cohort on the Ellis Island ferry

student at the Brooklyn Bridge

UTNY student at the Brooklyn Bridge

Spring 21 UTNY cohort

Spring 21 cohort at Coney Island