Housing FAQs

  • When will I sign up for housing and what are my options?

You will sign up for Housing when the Study Away Confirmation Portal becomes available on Monday, November 7th at noon. You will enter your housing preferences there, along with other details such as your emergency contact and passport info.  All items, including your $1000 housing reservation fee, will be due by Friday, November 18th. More information about the Portal will be made available on this blog.  For more about housing options in Madrid, please visit the Housing section of our web site.

  • When will I receive my housing assignment?

You can expect to be notified of your assignment approximately two weeks before the beginning of your program. You will receive the address where you will be living with details and room type; information about roommates will be provided when you arrive.

  • Can I choose my roommate(s)?

Yes, you can request to live with other students of your choice. You will be able to do this when you fill out your housing preferences in the Study Away Confirmation Portal. Please make sure all students wanting to live together request one another. While we cannot guarantee we will be able to meet your request, we do make efforts to accommodate these requests where possible.

  • What about gender neutral assignments?

Unless you specifically request otherwise, your roommate(s) will be of the same sex.

  • Can I find my own housing?

All students are required to live in NYU provided accommodation although exemptions may be granted in limited circumstances (such as staying with a close relative who is already living near the academic center). You can submit a petition by the link below.

Student Exemption Request Form

The student must also ensure that the proposed host completes the following link and sends proof of residence as per the instructions on the form.

Proposed Student Host Form

Please note that submitting a request does not guarantee exemption and appeals will be evaluated by a housing committee on a case-by-case basis.  All completed exemption requests (i.e. both forms and proof of residence) for the spring semester must be received by November 15th.  Students will be notified of the decision via email following the respective deadlines.  Completed requests submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

  • Am I able to cancel my NYU assigned housing, will I receive a refund?

The Housing License binds you for the entire period you will be enrolled at the site unless you submit a written cancellation request to the Office of Global Programs that meets particular conditions by the designated cancellation dates. All appeals are subject to the cancellation fee schedule.  You can read the Housing License and cancellation fee schedule at www.nyu.edu/global/housing-details.

  • What if I don’t know anyone on the program?

Don’t worry if you don’t know anyone else on the program. Many of the students who study abroad on our programs go independently and are looking to meet new people.  In fact, most students who go report feeling comfortable abroad because of the small, intimate communities there.

We’re confident that you’ll make friends and find your niche within your NYU program. We’ve created the NYU Madrid Spring 2017 Facebook Group specifically for students to “meet” each other before the start of the semester.  This is particularly helpful for students that are not in the NYC area who may not be able to attend pre-departure events.  So make sure you join and don’t be shy! Once you arrive on site, various orientation activities will help you to further get to know your new classmates.