Global PhD Student Fellowship in Engineering

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In collaboration with the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, the Division of Engineering at New York University Abu Dhabi invites applications for the Global PhD Student Fellowship in a range of engineering fields.

Global PhD students in Engineering are enrolled at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, and enjoy the same privileges and responsibilities as all NYU students.

Students undertake all coursework in New York. This enables each student to connect with the School of Engineering’s faculty, engage in formative study with an entering cohort of students, and take advantage of NYU’s world-class resources before transitioning to Abu Dhabi for the research phase of the degree. NYUAD does not offer any graduate classes in Abu Dhabi at this time.

The NYUAD Global PhD Student Fellowship is the only opportunity for graduate study at our Abu Dhabi campus. Plans are underway to launch a small number of graduate programs at NYUAD, but a timeline for their introduction has not been announced.

During the coursework phase, Global PhD Students often spend the summer and/or January terms pursuing research in Abu Dhabi.

Fellowship recipients are enrolled in School of Engineering doctoral programs, advised by an NYUAD standing faculty member, and conduct their doctoral research at NYUAD.

The main features of this Fellowship are:

  • NYU Tandon School of Engineering PhD upon graduation
  • graduate coursework at the School of Engineering in New York
  • cutting edge research opportunities in one of NYU Abu Dhabi's research labs
  • tuition, fees, and health insurance provided throughout doctoral studies
  • competitive salary and allowances
  • degree-related travel between Abu Dhabi and New York
  • career development opportunities

Fellowships are available in various engineering research labs at NYU Abu Dhabi.

Please note that Fellowship candidates in Engineering are required to hold a relevant master’s degree before enrolling in order to be considered (candidates without a master's degree can still be considered for admission to NYU PhD programs, but are not eligible for the Fellowship in Engineering until the equivalent of a master's has been earned.).

For more on studying engineering at NYU and NYU Abu Dhabi, explore the links below: