Nominate a Student

Fall 2020 Nomination Process

Our nomination process for those seeking admission in fall 2020 is currently undergoing maintenance and we are not accepting nominations at this time. This web page will be updated with new information as it becomes available. If you are a counselor in need of assistance, please contact the Admissions office at


Nominations will be accepted on a rolling basis, beginning in April each year. We welcome nominations at the start of a student's final year of secondary school or at the end of the preceding year. Nominations should be submitted no later than one month prior to the corresponding application deadline.

Important Dates

Decision Nomination Deadline Application Deadline
Early Decision l October 1 November 1
Early Decision ll
December 1 January 1
Regular Decision December 1 January 1

Who Should I Nominate?

You are free to nominate any student you choose — but remember that the key element of a nomination is your belief that the student is a very strong fit for NYU Abu Dhabi. An ideal nominee would demonstrate high academic achievement, a commitment to the school and/or local community, proven leadership skills, and an ability to thrive in a rigorous, multicultural academic and personal environment. 

Completing a Nomination

  • For Students
    • Create your Counselor Account
    • Complete the Nomination Form
    • Upload a school profile in the Nomination Form
    • Upload the student's most recent transcript in the Nomination Form

Frequently Asked Questions