Graduate School Weekend

Represent Your Institution or Program

NYU Abu Dhabi Graduate School Weekend, typically held in late September or early October, brings together graduate schools from across the globe to our campus in Abu Dhabi. The event fosters relationships between leading institutions throughout the world and helps our students as well as students across the UAE to uncover the wealth of opportunities in graduate education.

It was a fantastic weekend that really gave us a good understanding of NYUAD and the students at your campus. It was also great for general networking and benchmarking. Plus, we had a great time!

Lund University

The attending representatives will learn about the NYUAD curriculum and co-curricular programs through meetings and discussions with deans and senior administrators. Through a fair and other events, attendees will have the opportunity to interact with students from NYUAD and other local universities. NYUAD will also provide tours of local cultural attractions to provide a more holistic view of the UAE.

The best grad fair I have ever attended!

Georgetown University
  • Why Attend?

    • Recruit diverse students from the NYUAD student body, comprised of about 1300 students from over 115 different countries and speaking as many languages.
    • Target some of the top undergraduate students in the world: NYUAD has a 4% admit rate, and has produced ten Rhodes Scholars in the past five years.
    • Gather in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE—one of the safest and most progressive countries in the Middle East—alongside about 30 other graduate schools to exchange information and learn about graduate education around the world. Past attendees include Harvard University, Shanghai Theatre Company, ETH Zurich, McGill University, London School of Economics.
    • Engage students who are eager for further study with over 30% of NYUAD alumni going directly into graduate study in about 20 countries around the world. 

Representative Schedule of Events

  • Day One

    Time Session
    9-9:30am NYUAD Overview
    9:30-10:30am Campus Tour
    10:30-11:30am Academic Panel
    Noon-1pm Lunch with Faculty
    1:30-3pm Panel Discussions
    Graduate School Fair

The students were on average the highest quality, with exactly the right international exposure that we are looking for.

Oxford Said Business School

Selected Graduate Schools Attended by NYUAD Alumni

  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Central European University
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Delft University of Technology
  • Georgetown University
  • Harvard University
  • Hong Kong University
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • IE Business School
  • Imperial College London
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Linkoping University
  • London School of Economics
  • Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich
  • Maryland Institute College of Art
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Northwestern University
  • NYU
  • Princeton University
  • Sackler School of Medicine (Tel Aviv University)
  • Sciences Po Paris
  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Stanford University
  • Toulouse School of Economics
  • Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi - Milano
  • University College London
  • University College London Qatar
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Wisconsin Madison
  • Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis
  • Yale Law School
  • Yonsei University

Attending the Weekend

  • We will assist in booking flights from your institution's city to Abu Dhabi and back. All booking is done through our partner travel agent. We will book flights so that you arrive the evening before the event, and depart the morning after the last day of the event. If you would like to change this, we will put you in direct contact with our travel agent. We will also book accommodation for you.

    There are opportunities for grants to help cover the cost of attendance.

    Many countries receive a visa upon arrival in the UAE. When booking your travel, our travel agent will help verify if you require one and will facilitate its acquisition. We can guarantee that you will receive a visa, or how long it will take for a visa to be issued.