Global Awards

Global awards are highly-competitive, merit-based opportunities that are conducted at a national or international level.

Some of the best-known global awards include the Rhodes ScholarshipFulbright Scholarship, and Gates-Cambridge Scholarship fund further study after your NYU Abu Dhabi education.

There are others, like the Dalai Lama FellowsFuture Global Leaders Fellowship, and Clinton Global Initiative - University, that are more experiential in nature, and which accept applications from students while they are enrolled at NYUAD.

12Rhodes Scholars

In 6 graduating classes
(from 2014-2019)

More per student than any
university in the world

Between 2014 and 2019, NYUAD students have received 12 Rhodes Scholarships; 5 Schwarzman Scholarships; 1 Al Ghurair Scholarship; 8 Fulbright Scholarships; 1 Future Global Leader Award; 6 Global Academic Fellowships (GAF); 5 Critical Language Scholarships (CLS); 5 Dalai Lama Fellowships; 2 Erasmus Mundus Scholarships; 1 Luce Scholarship; 2 National Science Foundation Scholarships (NSF); 4 Yenching Academy Scholarships; 1 Center for Arabic Study Abroad Scholarship (CASA); 11 Clinton Global Initiative - University Scholarships (CGIU)


Fulbright Scholars


Schwarzman Scholars


Yenching Scholars

Planning and Preparing

The goal is to help students identify passions, interests, and future paths. Pursuing the right global awards competitions will help achieve those goals.

The CDC offers an active, hands-on, individualized approach to advising students and alumni who are applying for global awards. Working 1-to-1 with students to determine whether a given award is right for them, and helping at every stage of the application process.

More Than the Award

The emphasis is not on the outcome of the global award competition, but on the process of applying. There are significant and important benefits from going through the process of applying for a global award, whether or not students are selected to receive such an honor. These may include greater self-knowledge, a holistic vision for life after graduation, incredible writing samples, and an ability to tell your story in a compelling way.

Meet NYUAD's Scholars

Farah Shamout, Rhodes Scholar

Follow Shamout's meteoric rise from NYUAD student enrolled to Rhodes Scholar and finally coming back full circle to where she started her university career.

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