Information On The Coronavirus

We continue to monitor and respond to the public health situation regarding COVID-19. As of March 26, most buildings on our New York campus will close until further notice. Non-essential staff should work remotely if possible. Check the Parsons Paris website for information about our Paris campus.

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  • This program is open to qualified:

    • Advanced undergraduate students with evidence of academic accomplishment who have shown a commitment to working in the area of international affairs
    • Students who will have completed their bachelor's degree in the year prior to the program
    • Graduate students (master's and PhD) and individuals pursuing continuing education in all fields
    • New School and non-New School applicants from the United States and around the world

    The program is not recommended for people who are employed full-time.

    Students who successfully complete the program earn academic credits in The New School's Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs in accordance with the option selected. New School credits are normally transferable, but students should consult an academic advisor at their home institution to confirm transferability of the credits and application to graduation requirements. Please note that we are unable to provide incomplete grades for this course.

    Records and transcripts: Students can request that a transcript of the program be mailed to another college or university by submitting the online Transcript Request to the Registrar's Office.


    • All UNSS non-credit students receive a grade, either AP, meaning they passed the class, or NG, meaning that they didn't receive a grade for the course. An AP grade gives students an official transcript from the university. This transcript is proof that you attended and successfully completed the program. 

    • UNSS participants seeking proof of participation should request a transcript through My New School. Once  logged in, click on "Academics" tab, and then on "Request a copy of your transcript".
  • Contact Us

    UN Summer Study Program
    72 Fifth Avenue, room 605
    New York, NY 10011

  • Dates and Fees

    Program Dates: June 1-July 17, 2020
    Option 1 Final Application Deadline: April 24
    Option 2 Final Application Deadline: February 15
    Option 3 Final Application Deadline: April 24

    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 this, 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


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.


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