Cost of Attendance

The budgets below represent the estimated annual cost in US dollars of education for full-time undergraduate students at NYU Abu Dhabi. The calculations include tuition and fees, foreign travel for study integral to a student's academic program, room and board, health insurance, personal expenses, books, and many Campus Life activities.

Annual adjustments to the costs and fees at NYU Abu Dhabi may be necessary. Estimated travel cost is based on two round trip tickets to and from home and NYU Abu Dhabi each year. Students’ travel costs may vary based on their home location and other factors.

Important Considerations

  • Cost of attendance may differ from a student's charges once they are posted on their bursar bill, as the cost of attendance is an estimated amount.
  • Students must be covered by health insurance that originates in the UAE in order to be eligible for the required entry visa. As such, health insurance is a mandatory fee and charges vary.

Estimated Cost of Attendance in 2019-2020

Calculations in US dollars

How is Financial Support Applied to the Cost of Attendance?

The Cost of Attendance (COA) represents the estimated annual cost of education for a full-time undergraduate student for one academic year (fall and spring semesters). Annual adjustments to the costs and fees at NYU Abu Dhabi may be necessary and expected. The estimated COA is comprised of direct and indirect expenses.

Direct expenses are costs that are charged by the university via your university bill. The Office of the Bursar will send out billing notifications each semester. Charges that will be displayed on your university bill will include tuition, registration and services fees, books, health insurance, and room and board. For students whose award package includes the “NYU Abu Dhabi Financial Support” award, the amount offered will apply first to tuition, registration and services fees, books, and health insurance accordingly. If your award package includes the “NYU Abu Dhabi Housing Support” award, the amount offered will be deducted from the room and board charges.

Indirect expenses are costs that students may incur during the academic year that are not charged by the university. In other words these costs will not be on your university bill. These estimated expenses may vary for each student. Indirect costs include personal and estimated travel expenses. If your financial support award package includes the “NYUAD Personal Support” and “NYUAD Travel Support” awards, you will receive additional information from the Office of Student Finance and the Office of Global Education on how those awards will be provided. Any student whose total NYU Abu Dhabi financial support award does not cover their full cost of attendance will be responsible for any remaining costs.

Students who file the CSS Profile application annually, and who are eligible to receive an award will be notified by the Office of Financial Support.

Travel Planning

It is important to note if your financial support covers home travel, please do not make your own travel arrangements as the University (Office of Global Education) will send you more information and instructions about your travel to Abu Dhabi in mid-May.

If your financial support does not cover home travel, please make sure you book a flight landing in Abu Dhabi during the scheduled move-in dates for Marhaba. Due to UAE visa regulations, it is necessary for all flights to be booked to arrive in Abu Dhabi (not Dubai or Sharjah).

Please note that in mid-May you will also receive more information about the UAE visa process. Once the visa procurement process begins, please do not plan any kind of travel through the UAE prior to Marhaba as this would invalidate the entry permit the University will be arranging for you.

If you have any questions you may send your inquiry to: nyuad.studentmobility@nyu.edu.

Study Away Financial Support

J-Term

NYUAD tuition, registration and services fees, and on-campus room and board charges will be covered by NYU Abu Dhabi for three January term (J-Term) sessions for all students. Depending on demonstrated academic need, a fourth J-Term may also be supported.

Summer Study

NYUAD tuition, registration and services fees, and on-campus room and board charges will be covered by NYU Abu Dhabi for one summer course in Abu Dhabi. Additional summer terms may be supported based on demonstrated academic need.