A. Overview/ About the Program

Stony Brook University’s summer school is open to international students, providing a premier academic experience and the opportunity to live and learn alongside global peers.

Stony Brook University is a leading U.S research institution located between the busy streets of New York City and the tranquil beaches of the Hamptons. Courses will be offered during two summer sessions. Students will have the option to participate in one or both sessions for a minimum of six credits each.

We invite you to spend this summer at Stony Brook University and look forward to receiving your application.

Why Summer at Stony Brook?

why summer at Stony Brook


B. Admission & Application

  1. Eligibility

    • Students currently enrolled in a college/university with a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
    • Senior high school students with a college/university admission letter may also apply
    • TOEFL (if applicable):  80 iBT or IELTS 6.5

  2. Submission of application(Required Documents)

    Application Items Required

    1. Complete online application with Apply Yourself. Upload and complete the following documents:

      1. Study statement:
        One page typed study statement should be uploaded electronically through Apply yourself.

      2. Passport:
        Upload a clear copy of the information page of your passport.

      3. TOEFL (if applicable): Applicants must have a minimum 80IBT or 6.5 IELTS. Upload a clear copy of your unexpired proficiency score.

      4. Home University Transcripts: Upload a clear copy of your home university transcript.

  3. Upon submission of your completed application, International Academic Programs and Services will evaluate your application. You will receive an admission decision via email. If accepted, Stony Brook University ID number and additional instructions will be sent to you via email

    You will be required to submit the following documents electronically via SBU’s university database system (AccessVIS):

    i) Financial Support Documents 
    All students must upload financial support documents showing the amount required in the DS 2019 Certificate of Eligibility.  Proof can be in the form of a bank letter or an original bank statement which states your name or your sponsor’s name in English. Documents must be dated within 6 months of term start date.
    These documents should be uploaded electronically via AccessVIS

    ii) Affidavit of Support (only required if using a sponsor)
    The name on the affidavit of support should be the same as the name on the bank letter/statement.  Relationship to student should be indicated and signed by the sponsor.  
    This document should be uploaded electronically. (Download Affidavit of support form here)

    iii) Proof of Income (only required if using a sponsor)
    Your sponsor must show proof of income for the current year, which can be the form of an employer letter or income tax return. If sponsor is retired, this too must be stated in the form of a letter. 
    This document should be uploaded electronically via AccessVIS.

  4. Application Deadlines

    Application deadlines:

    Session I (May 27 - July 3)
    Session II (July 7 - August 15)

  5. View My Application Status

C. Costs

For anticipated costs click here

D. Course Selection

To view all courses offered at Stony Brook click here

Upon acceptance, students will receive information on how to view classes offered for their semester along with enrollment instructions.

E. Accommodation

On-campus housing is arranged for all students, instructions will be provided upon acceptance.

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For more information:
Mariam Isack
Exchange Advisor
International Summer School Coordinator
International Academic Programs & Services
E-5340 Melville Library
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3397
Phone: (631) 632-7030
Fax: (631) 632-1396
Email: Mariam.isack@stonybrook.edu

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