Graduate Study

Is Graduate School the Right Choice? We Can Help.

At the Career Development Center, we help you define your interests and create clear career goals during your time at NYU Abu Dhabi, preparing you to make the most of an advanced degree. 

The Career Development Center's Graduate School Weekend is a popular campus event where students meet representatives from top graduate schools around the world.

[Aggregate] Alumni Fast Facts

Choosing a School or Program

From finding a school with the specific degree program you need, to applying for financing and preparing for the interview, we're here to help.

Graduate School and Professional School Databases

Our lists provide top-ranked universities worldwide across many industries:

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Business
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Law
  • Life Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Physical Sciences
  • Social Sciences

Ensuring a Program Aligns with Your Goals

  • What courses do they offer?
  • Do they have top-tier faculty?
  • What's the employment profile for alumni?
  • Does geographical location play a part?

My research experiences at NYUAD led to publications in reputable journals, which ultimately helped me secure a spot with a fellowship in one of the world's top chemistry programs.

2018 alumna Ilma Jahovic, PhD student in chemistry, University of Cambridge

Helping You Apply

We walk you through the process of applying to graduate school. 

The Career Development Center offers a wealth of information and resources specific to the different types of schools, degrees, and industries. 

We help you with the specifics of getting into the specific graduate schools right for you.

We've Got You Covered

  • Business School
  • Graduate School
  • Health School
  • Law School

The quality of teaching and the caliber of my student peers at NYUAD enhanced my ability to think analytically. Travel, relationships with professors, and the friendships I made, were my most meaningful takeaways from NYUAD, a truly unique community.

Osama Mohammad Ali Salman, Class of 2016, Senior Status Law Student, University of Cambridge

Funding for Graduate School

Our graduate school advisers help you investigate potential funding sources before committing to graduate school:

  • Fellowships and grants
  • Scholarships
  • Teaching assistantships (TA)
  • Resident assistantships (RA)
  •  Loans
  • Employer assistance


Graduate school can be expensive. We help you understand the costs:

  • Standardized tests
  • Application fees
  • Enrollment fees
  • Visa fees
  • Tuition
  • Room-and-board

The intellectual challenges I face here make me feel like I am becoming a better me everyday. Law school forces you to think about issues you might have never questioned before.

2018 alum Dmitry Dobrovolskiy, JD candidate, Harvard Law School

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