An Invitation to Nominate

With the goal of identifying and admitting the world's most talented students, we turn to you - the counselor or advisor - 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.

Nomination Submission Timeline

Nominations will be accepted on a rolling basis, with the system opening each April. We welcome nominations at the start of a student's final year of secondary school or at the end of the preceding year.

Nominations should be submitted no later than one month prior to the corresponding application deadline:

  • October 1 (for students who will apply ED1 by November 1)
  • December 1 (for students who will apply ED2 or Regular Decision by January 1)

Contact Us

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