Defer Enrollment

If you’ve been offered admission to NYU Abu Dhabi, you may request to defer your enrollment for up to one year. If your request is approved and you meet the requirements listed below, you do not have to file a new application and are guaranteed readmission for the next fall semester.

Important: You will need to re-confirm your intention to enroll when our new Early Decision students are expected to do so: you will receive an email in mid-December before your start term, prompting you to respond by early January. You will be held to the same expectations as “Early Decision” students; in essence, if you are approved to defer your enrollment, you are committed to enrolling at NYU but are simply making that commitment a year in advance.

Requirements for Deferment

  • Complete the NYU Abu Dhabi Deferred Enrollment Request Form by May 31.
  • You may not defer your enrollment to attend another college or university.
  • You may not defer your enrollment to apply to other colleges and universities during your time away from NYU. If you do, your NYU Abu Dhabi admission will be revoked.
  • Forward your final high school transcript indicating date of graduation to the NYU Office of Undergraduate Admissions immediately upon graduation. It is your responsibility to ensure that an official, final high school transcript is received by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Financial Support


Housing is guaranteed for all NYU Abu Dhabi students.