PhD in Astrophysics and Space Systems

Application and Admissions Process

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:

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.

Fellowship Package

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:

  • Tuition, fees, and health insurance 
  • Generous research assistantship and stipend
  • On-campus accommodation
  • Annual home leave travel allowance
  • End of service benefit in line with UAE employment regulations

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:

PASS PhD in Astrophysics & Space Systems

Program information