Candidate Weekend


For your safety, and the safety of our community, all of our visit experiences, including Candidate Weekend, will be virtual this year. 

Candidate Weekend has been  a unique part of the NYU Abu Dhabi admissions process since the very first applications to NYU Abu Dhabi were submitted more than 10 years ago. For the 2020-2021 cycle, our event will look a little different this year, but as ever it will be a chance for you to get a glimpse into what the academic and social experience is like  in NYU Abu Dhabi's global community, and learn more about  the cosmopolitan city of Abu Dhabi.

All About (Virtual) Candidate Weekend

Participation in a Candidate Weekend is by invitation only, and all students who are invited are required to attend to remain eligible for admission. As a virtual event, Candidate Weekend consists of a series of live and pre-recorded content, offering you the chance to get to know various components of the NYU Abu Dhabi experience – student life, academics, campus leadership – and have the opportunity to engage with faculty, staff, and current students.

The Candidate Weekend dates for the 2020-2021 application cycle are:

●      Early Decision I –  December 4-7, 2020

●      Early Decision II – February 5-8, 2021

●      Regular Decision – March 12-15, 2021

Applicants who are invited to participate in Candidate Weekend will receive a detailed schedule of events with their invitations. Candidates should expect to attend between 4 and 6 live sessions over the course of 3 days, and will be able to view the recorded content on an on-demand basis. To participate in Candidate Weekend, you will need internet access through a computer or smartphone.