Inter-University Exchange

As a Rutgers doctoral student, you’ll have an opportunity to learn at first class institutions across the region.

A Rutgers education goes far beyond our campus.

If you’re in a Rutgers doctoral program in an arts, sciences, or education field and have completed at least one year of full-time study toward your Ph.D., you’re eligible for the Inter-University Doctoral Consortium: an initiative that lets students from participating schools take classes at several host institutions.

How it works

You’ll register and pay tuition through Rutgers. But while you’re attending courses at a host institution, you’ll be governed by their academic policies (although you’ll still adhere to the Rutgers policy of a one-year course completion window if you receive a grade of incomplete in any course at your host institution).

Host institutions include:

  • Columbia University, GSAS (see special instructions)

  • CUNY Graduate Center

  • Fordham University GSAS

  • Graduate Faculty, New School University

  • New York University, GSAS

  • Princeton University-The Graduate School

  • School of Graduate Studies, Rutgers University

  • Stony Brook University

  • Teachers College, Columbia University

How to enroll

General consortium form

To apply to take courses at the CUNY Graduate Center, Fordham University, New School University, New York University, Stony Brook University, or Columbia University Teachers College, download the general consortium form and follow the directions.

Download the general form

School-specific forms

Several host institutions require specific forms. Download and complete the forms for these schools below.

Drew University 

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Princeton University

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Rutgers School of Public Health

University of Pennsylvania

Information for students from other institutions

If you’re enrolled in a doctorate program at a partner institution and are interested in taking classes at Rutgers, explore our courses and view our current schedule to find something that fits.

View the current schedule of classes

Browse the course catalog