Applications are now open for Fall 2024.
Deadline = December 30, 2023
You must have completed at least a bachelor's degree before commencing the PhD program. You will also need to provide information about any graduate level courses and degrees you have completed. While your degrees do not have to be in a particular discipline, your application will need to demonstrate the mastery needed to engage effectively with doctoral-level work in this program
The goal for the selection committee is to select highly promising students for this program, and admissions decisions are made without knowledge of an applicant's financial need.
In addition to the information below, the online application provides instructions to guide you. All sections of the application and the required supporting documents must be submitted online by the deadline. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Do not submit any hard copy materials to NYU Abu Dhabi as part of the application process.
If you have any difficulties with the online application, please email the Graduate Admissions office from the email address associated with your application: email@example.com
After submitting the application, you will not be able to change or add information. You will receive a link to the Application Status Portal where you can track the status of your application.
Prepare the following required information when you are ready to start an application:
You are from a designated list of English-speaking countries
You have completed at least 4 years in a university program taught entirely in English
Self-reported test scores for proof of English proficiency. Minimum scores: Academic IELTS = 6.5 / TOEFL iBT = 90 / DuoLingo = 120. Official results will be needed if you are admitted.
Any information or materials submitted to NYU Abu Dhabi after the final application deadline are not guaranteed to be reviewed or considered by the Selection Committee.
You will receive an email when there are updates to your application status that can be viewed on the Application Status Portal. Your final official decision will be posted to your status page, and an admission decision from any other source of communication will be not considered official nor binding.
NYU Abu Dhabi reserves the right to validate the accuracy of your application information with appropriate sources, including the right to contact relevant individuals and organizations.
Verification: After submitting your application, the admissions office checks that all supporting documents have been uploaded correctly and are readable. After this verification, the applications are made available to the Selection Committee for the initial review.
Initial Review: The Selection Committee begins reviewing submitted applications after the application deadline. The committee looks at information from all parts of the application to form a complete picture of the applicant’s potential fit with the program.
Shortlist: The Selection Committee places applicants who have the best fit for the program on a “shortlist”. These applicants are invited to an interview with the selection committee (usually online).
Interview: During the interview, the applicant has the opportunity to provide more details about their motivations, education and experience. This gives the Selection Committee a more complete understanding of the applicant before making the admissions decision.
Admissions Decision: Applicants who are offered admission will be notified by email to check the Application Status Portal where the admission letter can be viewed and downloaded. The applicant needs to confirm acceptance of the offer.
Offer Acceptance: The applicant confirms acceptance of the admission offer via the Application Status Portal and begins the onboarding process.
Note! You must receive a UAE security clearance, and obtain an appropriate UAE visa if required by your residency status. NYU Abu Dhabi will facilitate these processes for admitted students. If for any reason you cannot obtain the security clearance or visa, your admissions offer may be rescinded.
You are encouraged to apply for this program regardless of your financial need.
Admitted students will receive the following during the time needed for degree completion:
Fellowship recipients are expected to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better for continued financial support, meet Graduate School and departmental standards of satisfactory academic progress, and remain in good standing with their department.
If you would like to discuss your budget for studying in this program, please contact the Graduate Admissions office: firstname.lastname@example.org