Candidate Weekend

Candidate Weekend is a unique part of the NYU Abu Dhabi admissions process, a chance to experience life in NYU Abu Dhabi's global community and explore the cosmopolitan city of Abu Dhabi.

Since NYU Abu Dhabi’s founding in 2009, we’ve known the value of seeing both campus and the city of Abu Dhabi firsthand in a student’s decision making process. In light of COVID-19, we are exploring all avenues for how we can adapt Candidate Weekend within our admissions process to allow you to experience our campus while keeping applicants, our students, and community  safe. Rest assured that even if we are unable to welcome you to campus in person, we will host virtual events to highlight the NYU Abu Dhabi experience while offering opportunities to engage directly with our community.

All About Candidate Weekend

Participation in a Candidate Weekend is a required component of the NYU Abu Dhabi application process, and applicants who are considered admissible on the basis of their application will be invited to participate. Receiving an invitation to Candidate Weekend, however, is not equivalent to an offer of admission. 

Candidate Weekend is an opportunity for you to learn about all that NYU Abu Dhabi has to offer, as well as for us to help ensure you'd thrive on our campus. Our Virtual Candidate Weekend allows you to hear from our Vice Chancellor, faculty, and members of our Campus Life team. Our virtual hub has a mix of pre-recorded video messages, interactive live events, and sample classes. You also have the opportunity to connect directly with our amazing student community, who are there to answer any pressing questions.