Your Role

With the goal of identifying and admitting the world's most talented students, we turn to you for the expertise you have developed in your communities and schools. Together, we will work to provide the best and brightest students in the world with an unparalleled educational opportunity at NYU Abu Dhabi.

Thanks to the support of experienced counselors, educators, and community leaders who help us identify which high-achieving students will thrive in NYU Abu Dhabi's unique environment, we have welcomed outstanding students to our community, and look forward to working together as we identify future students.

While students must separately apply for admission to NYU Abu Dhabi — and present a strong case for their academic and extracurricular merits — your nomination can greatly assist us in understanding and fully appreciating the excellence of a student in his or her educational and national context.

The Student's Role

In addition to the nomination and the student's writing assignment, all nominees must also submit a complete application for admission — the Common Application with the NYU Supplement — by the published deadlines to be considered for admission.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the nomination process, please email us at