In our endeavor to create a truly diverse and globally engaged student body, NYU Abu Dhabi looks for students of all backgrounds from around the world. Additionally, we seek students who will fit comfortably at the very top of the world's talent pool.

Students study side by side with the heads of state, Nobel laureates, Tony Award winners, and business leaders of tomorrow. NYUAD offers an extraordinary environment of internationally diverse, high-caliber students and a rigorous curriculum taught by distinguished professors.

Admission to NYU Abu Dhabi is highly selective. Students are admitted based on the overall strength of their application, including academic excellence, extracurricular activities, recommendations, and a demonstrated interest in global citizenship, service, and leadership.

Testing & Exams

NYUAD Student in the DTC Library

If you have a question as to whether or not an examination offered in your country meets our testing requirements, please email nyuad.admissions@nyu.edu and we will confirm. You should not assume that any examinations meet our testing requirements unless they are listed on the Testing Requirements page.

Read more

Student Life

CORNICHE10

Students forge friendships across the national boundaries of other countries, teaching and learning from each other in a myriad of ways.

Read more


Please let us know of your interest in NYU Abu Dhabi by joining our mailing list. We will then be able to keep you fully informed on every aspect of the admissions process through publications and emails, and let you know when new information is available on our website.