A New Model of Education

The 21st century requires rigorous, broad, and imaginative educational training. NYU Abu Dhabi provides extraordinary
opportunities for individual exploration and growth, and prepares students to succeed in a truly global world.

Experience NYU Abu Dhabi

“You're always learning from other people. The diversity here is incredible.”

Academic Divisions

Choosing a Major

Not sure what you want to do? It's OK! Students typically declare a major after first year. Get inspired by reading about our student's favorite courses.


I took this class to thoroughly understand the science and applications of the field, and hope to continue my postgraduate education with a PhD in human genetics.

Computer Engineering

I have always wanted to make robots that can contribute to communities in innovative ways.

Computer Science

Algorithms provides me the foundation for a computer science degree in understanding algorithms and sets of instructions to perform a particular operation.


I took this class because I wanted to explore the world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies, as I see myself working in this area in the future.

Literature and Creative Writing

I absolutely love classics like Jane Eyre, Frankenstein, and Dracula, but I’ve also been curious about what gives classics their status as classics.


Probability is very useful in many areas of computer science, so I thought it would be a good idea to have a rigorous grasp of the fundamentals.


As a singer-songwriter, this course was essential to me since we widely covered the different tools available to modern music production. 


Taking courses that weren't directly related to my major like a jazz course in New York, or an introduction to programming course have definitely enriched my experience.

My double minor (literature, French) enables me to take full advantage of the liberal arts education we have at NYUAD. Since we have the opportunity to take classes across disciplines, completing minors across these divisions has enabled me to intentionally and actively shape my educational journey.

Sharon Qiu, biology major

Internships, out-of-class interactions, and extracurricular activities were the most valuable part of my university experience. Interacting with students from different backgrounds shaped who I am today.

Abdullah I. Mahomed, engineering major

A New Model of Education

NYU Abu Dhabi develops future leaders who contribute their passion and skills to NYUAD and the UAE.

Community Education Programs

NYU Abu Dhabi is uniquely positioned to advance Abu Dhabi as a global center of ideas, education, and talent.

Summer Academy

This program is designed to enhance the academic profiles of highly motivated Abu Dhabi-based Emirati high school students.

Executive Education

The Office of Executive Education offers organizations and senior leaders practical tools and strategies to succeed in today’s global business economy.