Visiting Student Summer Undergraduate Research Program

NYU Abu Dhabi welcomes the unique experiences and insights visiting students bring to the university and region.

The Visiting Student Summer Undergraduate Research Program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students at NYU New York, NYU Shanghai, and UAE-based universities to take part in research projects at NYUAD over the summer.

 

Summer positions, eligibility criteria, and the application process can be found below. Students are welcome to apply to more than one position but must submit a separate application for each position they are applying for.

Professor David Holland speaks with undergraduate students at NYU Abu Dhabi.

Students must hold a valid UAE residence visa or a UAE citizenship in order to be eligible to take part in the program. NYUAD is unable to sponsor a residence visa solely for the purpose of this program. For NYU New York and NYU Shanghai students, this means the program is open only to students sponsored by at NYUAD and students who are otherwise resident  in the UAE.

Please note that some policies and protocols may change in summer 2022 due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation and the university’s commitment to protect the health and safety of the student body and the wider community. NYUAD reserves the right to make changes as needed.

2022 Application Details

  Details
Application Deadline April 15, 2022  5pm GST
Program Dates Positions are expected to take place between June 6 - July 29, 2022.
Program Location All summer 2022 positions are expected to take place in-person, on the NYUAD campus.
Program Funding

Students will be awarded USD 150 per week* and will be provided with on-campus accommodation free of charge. NYU NY and Shanghai students may be eligible to request a return flight (from their home destination to AD and back to home destination) if they have a valid UAE residence visa but are outside of the country at the time of the summer research.

* The funds transfer process amongst program participants will be dependent on the student's association with the institution.

Eligibility Criteria

Summer 2022 Available Positions

 

The Visiting Undergraduate Research Program is a win-win situation for students and faculty. The program has allowed undergraduate students to get immersed in the world of research and bring a fresh viewpoint and approach to ongoing research being conducted. The diversity and different academic backgrounds of the students spark creativity and innovation into the research projects they work on. 

Borja Garcia de Soto, Assistant Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering; Director, S.M.A.R.T. Construction Research Group

Featured Research

Muhammad Haider creates a supersaturated solution of ROY, one of the most polymorphic compounds known today.

My research project focused on two compounds known as ROY and HCB. ROY is one of the most polymorphic compounds known today, meaning it can crystallize in several different forms such as prisms and needles. What is especially interesting about ROY is that seven of its known polymorphs are all stable at room temperature and standard pressure. 

- Muhammad Haider, NYU New York 


Social and Cultural Events

Visiting undergraduate research students can usually expect an energetic social calendar during their time here. This includes a welcome lunch, campus activities, and visits to key UAE cultural and social hotspots such as the Sheikh Mohammed Centre For Cultural Understanding in Dubai (below).