As we all return to campus in fall 2021, we keep in mind our touchstones of health and safety, academic and research continuity, and community.

A global crisis requires a global response. The NYUAD community is addressing the challenges COVID-19 has placed on the world. 

The Common App is now open for fall 2022 undergraduate applications.


Featured Research

Research at NYU Abu Dhabi deepens our understanding of the world and ourselves.

This is NYU Abu Dhabi

Ten years ago, Abu Dhabi and New York University set out to develop a new model of higher education. This is NYU Abu Dhabi is a feature film that tells the story of NYUAD and its pioneering global community of students and faculty. 

Join us for the premiere on September 21, 2021. Register here.

Our Stories

Hear how our students, faculty and staff are navigating the new normal.

Strong Relationships and Communication

"I absolutely loved exploring New York during my free time, but my favorite part of my time at NYU Abu Dhabi has been the richness of our Chemistry department."

Reconnecting Roots

Despite growing up in the US, Emirati Mohammed Alhammadi explained his reasons for wanting to pursue his college education back in Abu Dhabi.

Upcoming Events

NYU Abu Dhabi offers a lively forum for the exchange of ideas with local audiences as well as worldwide academic and research communities.

Theatre For One: We Are Here (Nairobi Edition)

September 15-26, 2021

Founded by New York-based artistic director Christine Jones. See the world premiere of 6 new Kenyan plays in this tri-national collaboration bringing together theater makers from Kenya, the UAE, and the USA.

Oddisee + Medusa TN

September 26, 2021

Sudanese-American hip-hop star Oddisee and rising Tunisian MC Medusa TN will be featured in new online performances filmed specifically for the Jam3a Festival, followed by a live Q&A with Big Hass, the UAE-based Saudi hip-hop pioneer.