Recent Updates: The New School has released its academic plan for 2020-21 and a phased reopening plan for its New York campus. Please check the Parsons Paris website for information about our Paris campus. Learn more.

  • To apply for the UN Summer Study program, you must complete the online application and upload the following four documents:

    • A recent résumé or CV
    • A brief statement of purpose (approximately 300-500 words)
    • Unofficial transcripts
    • A writing sample (a professional/academic paper that showcases your writing ability, usually 10-15 pages)

    Have these documents ready before you begin filling out this application. Questions regarding the application process should be addressed to unstudy@newschool.edu. Applications will not be reviewed until all materials have been received.

    Important Dates

    • Early Action application deadlines:
      • Sunday, October 25, 2020
    • Final application deadlines:
      • Option 1 (for-credit Core Curriculum): accepting applications on a rolling basis until March 31
      • Option 2 (Core Curriculum and Practicum): February 15
      • Option 3 (noncredit Core Curriculum): accepting applications on a rolling basis until March 31
  • Contact Us

    UN Summer Study Program
    72 Fifth Avenue, room 605
    New York, NY 10011
    unstudy@newschool.edu

  • Dates and Fees

    Program Dates
    Monday, June 7, 2021-Friday, July 23, 2021

    Final Application Dates
    Option 1 Final Application Deadline: Accepting applications on a rolling basis until March 31
    Option 2 Final Application Deadline: February 15
    Option 3 Final Application Deadline: Accepting applications on a rolling basis until March 31

    Fees
    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, UNSS will adhere to “social distancing” practices to ensure the welfare of participants and to contribute to addressing the pandemic. Accordingly, UNSS 2020 has been reformatted: The core class, The United Nations and World Order, and UNSS practicums will be entirely online. The main change to the program is that there will be no site visits and presently the prospects for colloquia are uncertain. Given these facts, the cost of the program has been dramatically reduced for summer 2020.

    • Option 1: $3,500 for 3 graduate credits/4 undergraduate credits
    • Option 2: $7,000 for 6 graduate credits/8 undergraduate credits
    • Option 3: $2,500 without earning credits
  • Take The Next Step

Submit your application

Undergraduates

To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

Graduates

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

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