Application Process

Engineering Fellowship candidates apply using the standard NYU Tandon School of Engineering online application for admission to an Engineering PhD program. There is no separate application for the NYUAD Global PhD Student Fellowship. Interested students should indicate their preference for conducting research at NYUAD in their PhD application to the School of Engineering.

Applicants will be notified of their Fellowship status upon acceptance to NYU, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Selection for the NYUAD Global PhD Student Fellowship is highly competitive, and faculty at NYU and NYUAD will take a range of factors into consideration. This may include past academic performance, test scores, recommendation letters, and research compatibility, among other criteria.

The application deadline for Fall 2024 is December 1, 2023. Please note that applications are only accepted for the fall semester, as we do not offer Spring admission.

Application Requirements

The School of Engineering Graduate Admissions website has more information on the PhD application process, including requirements, deadlines, and other useful tips. There is no separate application for the NYUAD Global PhD Student Fellowship.

Please note that candidates in Engineering can only be considered for the Fellowship if they will hold a relevant master's degree before enrolling. Candidates who will not have a master's degree are still welcome to apply for the NYU School of Engineering PhD, but cannot be considered for the Fellowship until they have earned the equivalent of a master's degree.

Specific PhD application requirements vary by department. In general, you will be asked to provide:

  • online application form
  • application fee
  • official transcripts, with English translations if applicable
  • statement of purpose
  • resume of curriculum vitae
  • letters of recommendation
  • proof of English proficiency, if applicable

Current NYU PhD students in Engineering may be eligible to apply for the fellowship. All interested students should contact their departments and the NYUAD Graduate Programs Office for further information.

Expectations from Fellowship Recipients

Fellowship recipients are expected to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better for continued financial support, meet Graduate School and departmental standards of satisfactory academic progress, and remain in good standing with their School of Engineering department.

NYUAD Global PhD students must obtain a US student visa to enroll at the School of Engineering, and a UAE residency visa to receive NYUAD funding. Fellowship recipients will be provided with additional information.