Important Dates & Deadlines for Summer 2018

February 1st – Application Opens

March 19thEarly Admissions Deadline  Students who apply by this date will receive their decision letter in mid-April

March 20th – April 15th  Students who apply during this period will be accepted on a rolling basis


The Application

Admission to GSTEM is competitive, and decisions are based on the strength of your high school academic work, your personal statements, and your recommendation.  We strongly encourage students to apply as early as possible as there is limited space in the program.

GSTEM requires the following documents for consideration into the program:

  • NYU Summer Program’s Online Application
  • A cumulative and up-to-date high school transcript(s) starting with 9th grade (Official copies only, signed by the school)
  • 4 essays
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher, advisor, or counselor

Documents should be uploaded to the NYU Online Application.  However, some schools may prefer to mail in transcripts and/or recommendation letters.  If that is the case, they can be emailed to or sent to this address:

Office of University Programs
383 Lafayette Street, 3rd Floor

New York, NY 10003

To begin your application starting February 1st, please go here.

Applications will not be reviewed for admission until all documents are received.



NYU GSTEM is a program for high school girls.  Current juniors who believe they would perform well in a rich but rigorous environment are encouraged to apply and are given admissions priority.  Outstanding sophomores may also apply but admissions preference will be given to juniors.

In order to participate, students must be available for all six weeks of the program, July 2 through August 10.  No part of the program may be missed and attendance is required every day.  Students may not participate in another program simultaneously with GSTEM.

GSTEM participants must have legal status to study in the United States. US citizens and permanent residents are eligible, as are international students who are currently in the US with F-1 status.  NYU does not issue form I-20 for GSTEM participants, and participants may not enter the US on a B-2 tourist visa.

Currently GSTEM is a commuter program and there is no on-campus housing available to participants.  Students from outside the New York City area will need to make their own arrangements for summer housing.

Program Costs

Tuition and fees for the 2018 NYU GSTEM program is $3,500.  The amount covers all participant costs, including travel, meals on campus, field trips, and program materials.

Financial Support & Scholarships

Financial support may be available to qualified applicants and we encourage those in need to apply.  Students must indicate on their application if they are interested in receiving information.  Further instructions will follow via email.

GSTEM also has generous support from the Winston Data Foundation.  Students interested in this full scholarship may apply through the application.  A separate essay on your interest in data science will be required.  Students who receive the scholarship will add a separate data analysis component to their summer research.