Scholarships and Financial Aid

NYU Abu Dhabi recognizes that higher education is a significant investment in your future, and we aim to attract the best possible students from around the world, regardless of financial circumstances. NYUAD provides greater financial assistance to undergraduate students who file on time and demonstrate financial need as determined by the CSS Profile. The CSS Profile is an online application administered through the CollegeBoard and it is used by NYU to review students for institutional aid.

In recognition of NYUAD's highly-selective admissions process, and of the important role that the University plays in shaping future world leaders, the Abu Dhabi government provides scholarships to all admitted UAE national students and children of Emirati mothers in the form of the Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed NYUAD Scholarship for Exceptional Emirati Students. Additionally, UAE national students, who demonstrate financial need as determined by the CSS Profile, may be eligible for the need-based personal support award.

All NYUAD applicants are encouraged to file the CSS Profile to determine their aid eligibility. Go to Apply for Financial Aid for important application and deadline information.

 

Financial Aid at NYU Abu Dhabi

To be considered for need-based aid, you must submit the CSS Profile (and noncustodial parent’s Profile or CSS Profile Waiver Request for the Noncustodial Parent, if applicable) by the required financial aid deadline. NYUAD provides greater financial assistance to undergraduate students who file on time and demonstrate financial need as determined by the CSS Profile.

Supporting documentation may be required upon NYU’s receipt of your CSS Profile. Please do not submit any additional documents unless requested.

Emirati National Applicants

The Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed NYUAD Scholarship for Exceptional Emirati Students is a scholarship that is offered to admitted Emirati nationals and children of Emirati mothers. 

Students who would like to be considered for the need-based personal support award will need to file a CSS Profile application annually. Submitting the CSS Profile is optional and submitting this application will not impact the Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed NYUAD Scholarship for Exceptional Emirati Students.

All Other Applicants (Non Emirati Citizens)

Students who file the CSS Profile by the deadline will be considered for need-based financial aid. With such a diverse student body, NYU Abu Dhabi considers a broad range of family situations when determining financial need, and all students, regardless of citizenship or background, are encouraged to submit the CSS Profile.

Award amounts vary depending on the student's financial need as determined by the CSS Profile.

 

Financial Aid Award Notification

New students who are admitted to earn an undergraduate degree from NYUAD and are eligible for NYU Abu Dhabi financial aid will be notified of their awards at the time they are admitted.  However, it is important to submit all additional documentation, if requested, and to meet any filing deadlines for full consideration. Award amounts vary depending on the student's financial need as determined by the CSS Profile.

Your financial aid award letter will be accessible via the NYU Albert Student Center, which outlines the details of your financial aid offer. Students who have questions or concerns about their offer are encouraged to contact the NYU Abu Dhabi Office of Financial Support at nyuad.financial.support@nyu.edu.

Please note: Accepting the offer of admission is also an acceptance of the financial aid award offered.

 

Deadlines

Financial Aid Application

Due 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time on the date listed

Application Type Deadline
Early Decision I November 15
Early Decision II January 15
Regular Decision February 20
 

Renewal of Financial Aid

Financial aid is generally renewed at the same level that is offered upon being admitted for all four years as long as you:

  1. Enroll full-time (which is a minimum of 12 credits or more) in the fall and spring semesters and 
  2. Continue to stay in good academic standing (more information can be found under the Academic Policies > Academic Standing heading).

The CSS Profile is no longer required to renew aid for currently enrolled undergraduate students. The CSS application is optional for Emirati Citizens who would like to be reviewed for the personal support award.

Students are encouraged to contact the Office of Financial Support at nyuad.financial.support@nyu.edu if they have any questions.

Cost of Attendance

How is your financial support applied to the Cost of Attendance? Find out more.

Apply for Financial Aid

NYU Abu Dhabi accepts applications for financial support from all students, regardless of citizenship.