Structure and Schedule

Global PhD Students complete all degree requirements set by the NYU Abu Dhabi Music  department.

The following is a typical degree sequence, but each student’s course of study will be determined in consultation with his or her faculty advisor and the department’s Director of Graduate Studies. Most students participate in their fellowship for a duration of 4-5 years.

Year 1 in New York

  • Students undertake coursework with their Department in New York.

Year 2-4 in Abu Dhabi

  • Completing coursework, research, and dissertation.
  • Primary advisor in Abu Dhabi with continual contact including research visits with faculty in New York.

Dissertation Defense in New York or Abu Dhabi

  • Defense location will depend upon committee makeup and any departmental requirements.