48 months
58168 USD/year
58168 USD/year
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The Humanities BA program from New York University offers students an opportunity to study the historical, cultural, social, and intellectual contexts and impacts of the many different types of things that human beings have created across different cultures and societies, including perhaps the most profound creation of all — the multitude of ideas defining what it means to be human.


What knowledge and skills will you acquire by majoring in the Humanities?

The curriculum is cross-cultural in foundation and reflects the interdisciplinary strength of our faculty in areas including history and art history, philosophy, literature, religion, film and media, and cultural studies. Humanities students engage with Asian, African, European, American, and Oceanian cultures and intellectual traditions. They learn to employ multiple disciplinary perspectives, and to engage with a wide range of different sources. Rather than developing career-specific skills that become obsolete within a few years, the Humanities BA program from New York University deepens a range of fundamental skills important in all professional paths, such as reading, writing, interpretation, analysis, argument and strategies for undertaking original research. These skills are both highly valuable and extremely transferable to any future goals students may choose for themselves. Humanities majors graduate with the capacity to critically engage with our globalizing world, to generate new ideas that can reinterpret our past and lay foundations for rethinking our shared future, and to pursue a wide range of careers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Global Perspectives on Society 
  • Social Science Perspectives on China 
  • Perspectives on the Humanities 
  • Humanistic Perspectives on China 
  • Science, Technology, and Society 
  • Passing Intermediate Chinese

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official score reports (see NYU’s standardized testing requirements).
  • An audition or portfolio for specific artistic program applicants to the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development and Tisch School of the Arts. 
  • English language testing if you have not completed at least 3 years of study where English is the sole language of instruction and English is not your native language.
  • Official transcripts of all college work that you have received academic credit for.
  • The Common Application Mid Year Report with updated transcript. 

Tuition Fee

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    58168 USD/year
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  • National

    58168 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 58168 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Shanghai

5481 - 10133 CNY /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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