Admissions

Take a Visionary Approach to Your Future

We believe the future is for the bold, not the conventional. Through our innovative curriculum, the best and the brightest students from more than 115 countries learn and work together through the power of the liberal arts and sciences, global education, and cutting-edge research.

 

Choose from 26 majors, multidisciplinary minors, and pre-professional courses spanning the Arts, Engineering, Science, and Social Sciences — all rooted in our innovative Core Curriculum.

Take your studies and your career to global heights in one of our transformative master’s and PhD programs in science and engineering, fine arts, and economics.
 

Join a Global Community of Achievers
 

At NYU Abu Dhabi, exceptional students from six continents come together to solve today’s most pressing challenges. You’ll gain more than a global mindset — you’ll be prepared to change the world.

 

Hear What Our Students Have to Say

 
 

Transformative Student Experiences

Learn why our current class of game changers chose NYU Abu Dhabi.

Mohammed's Story

"The moment I was introduced to NYUAD, that was literally my dream university. I only applied to one university and that’s NYUAD."

Nada's Story

"I didn't have a concrete idea of what I wanted to study, but I knew I wanted to take advantage of NYUAD’s strategic location."

Hurbert's Story

"What I learn in sports does not just stop on the pitch. It seeps into our daily lives, in almost everything we do. It is a lifestyle."

Programs for High School Students

NYU Abu Dhabi’s programs are designed to academically prepare high school students for all aspects of college life — from creating a strong application to developing leadership skills and preparing for the rigors of a Western university education.

University Prep Program

Learn how to craft a compelling and successful Common Application in a three-day virtual workshop. Open to rising high school seniors of all nationalities.

 
 

Three Degree Granting Campuses

  • Abu Dhabi

    Choose from liberal arts, sciences, arts, and engineering degrees in almost every field at the region's first comprehensive liberal arts college.