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 by January 5 before your start term like our new Early Decision students. 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.
All admitted students will need to submit a CSS Profile for the upcoming academic year by February 15 (11:59pm EST) to receive the same level of need-based financial support you were initially offered.
Students who defer their enrollment for one year will not be re-evaluated for new NYU scholarships and grants, so if a student missed the original deadline for the CSS Profile during the year they were originally offered admission and were not offered any scholarship as a result, they will still be ineligible for NYU scholarships and grants.
Students may be approved to defer their enrollment for a second or third year. A student approved for an additional year of deferred enrollment must reapply for all types of financial aid by February 15 prior to the fall semester of entry to be reviewed for current scholarship eligibility. The initial package offered upon their original admission will not be available. If any of the below applications are filed late, the student would not be reviewed for NYU scholarship or grant.
Housing is guaranteed for all NYU Abu Dhabi students.