NYU Abu Dhabi looks at the student's entire application, including grades, test scores, extracurricular work, recommendations, personal statements, etc. We cannot evaluate an application without the submission of all parts; there is no single most important element to the application.

Please note: Before submitting your application, be sure to make a copy for your own records (this does not apply to teacher evaluations, which should not be shared with the student or his/her family prior to submission; instead, request that your teacher retain a copy of your evaluation for his/her records).

How to Submit

Please submit materials digitally via the Common Application website whenever possible. If necessary, you may submit documents in hard copy to:

NYU Abu Dhabi Admissions
383 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003

Fee Waiver Requests

Students who feel that the application fee would pose a financial hardship may request a fee waiver. All applicants will be asked "Do you feel that your financial circumstances might qualify you for an application fee waiver?" on the Common Application. If you would like to request a fee waiver, please answer "yes" when prompted by the Common Application. After you have completed and submitted your application, submit your brief request for a waiver in writing to nyuad.admissions@nyu.edu. If you do not hear from us in two business days, you can assume that your request has been granted. Requesting a fee waiver will not disadvantage an applicant in any way.

We cannot consider your fee waiver request after you apply for admission if you did not respond with "yes" on the Common Application.