Global PhD Student Fellowship in Psychology

The NYU Abu Dhabi Global PhD Student Fellowship is offered in the areas of Cognition and Perception, as well as Social Psychology in collaboration with the NYU Graduate School of Arts and Science.

The program generally involves one to two years of classwork at NYU New York, followed by three to four years of research at NYU Abu Dhabi. If selected, the doctorate is fully funded under the NYU Abu Dhabi Global PhD Student Fellowship.

Key Features of the Fellowship

  • New York University degree upon graduation
  • Access to the extraordinary resources of the NYU Graduate School of Arts and Science and NYU Steinhardt
  • Graduate coursework in New York
  • Cutting-edge research opportunities in NYU Abu Dhabi’s labs
  • Tuition, fees, and health insurance provided throughout the program
  • Generous research assistantship and stipend provided by NYU Abu Dhabi throughout the program
  • Assistance for degree-related travel between Abu Dhabi and New York
  • Campus accommodation at no cost in Abu Dhabi
  • A contribution toward accommodation costs in New York
  • Career development assistance at both campuses

Exciting Psychology Research is Happening at NYU Abu Dhabi

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Psychology professors Jocelyn Bélanger and PJ Henry explain how we can gain better insight into human nature.

How Working Memory Works

Grocery lists. Directions. People's names. Kartik Sreenivasan explains how we remember this stuff.

What Makes Us Human?

Psychologist Olivia Cheung studies how experience and learning influence a person’s ability to recognize objects.

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Graduate Student Highlight

A Pathway Between Two Worlds

The benefit of studying in both New York and Abu Dhabi allows Melissa Vega to expand the scope of her research work.