Visiting Undergraduate Research Program

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

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

Summer 2019 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.

These first-hand experiences have really helped me understand how biology research and experiments operate and progress, and the role of a biologist in designing, optimizing, and completing the research.

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

2019 Application Details

  Details
Application Deadline Application are now closed.
Program Dates June 10 to July 25, 2019
Program Costs and Logistics
Meals, on-campus housing, local transportation, and flight costs associated with the positions are paid for by the Office of Undergraduate Research, and NYUAD is responsible for the logistical arrangements involved. Please note visiting undergraduate students will not receive a stipend or salary as part of the program.

For UAE-Based Undergraduate Students

  • Summer 2019 Positions
  • The conditions of eligibility are as follows:

    • Students must be currently enrolled in full-time, undergraduate study. While the program is designed for sophomore and junior undergraduate students, first year and senior students (who would have just graduated) may be considered.
    • Students must be enrolled in a UAE-based university and have a current student visa.
    • Students must have a cumulative GPA above 3.3, with a good academic and disciplinary record at the student’s current university. A transcript from the university’s Registrar’s Office will need to be provided, as well as a signed Statement of Eligibility form from the applicant’s academic advisor or an equivalent official (such as university registrar) who can attest to the fact that the student is in good academic standing at his/her university/college and is eligible to participate in the program.
    • The position must be in line with the student’s declared major and academic interests.
    • Students must prove they have valid health insurance during the period of the research placement.
    • Students will be required to enroll in a zero-credit, pass/fail class and attend an orientation, as well as in-person weekly sessions.
    • Students must be available for the full duration of the advertised position.

For NYU New York or NYU Shanghai Undergraduate Students

  • Summer 2019 Positions
  • The conditions of eligibility are as follows:

    • Students must be currently enrolled in full-time, undergraduate study at NYU New York or NYU Shanghai.
    • Only students who have successfully completed at least 44 credits are eligible to take part.
    • Students must have a cumulative GPA above 3.3, with a good academic and disciplinary record.
    • The position must be in line with the student’s declared major and academic interests.
    • NYU New York and Shanghai students must be available between June 10–July 25, 2019.
    • Students will be required to enroll in a zero-credit, pass/fail class and attend an orientation session.

The research experience in Abu Dhabi has been very friendly and supportive and has made me more determined to pursue molecular Biology, because I was able to conduct and even design my own experiments, analyze the data generated, and determine future experiments accordingly, while constantly discussing with my supervisors.

Visiting undergraduate student