Candidate Weekend


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

Candidate Weekend has been a vital part of the NYU Abu Dhabi admissions process for more than a decade. Although the 2021-2022 Candidate Weekend will be offered virtually, it is still a unique and important chance to get a glimpse into what to live and learn in our global community in 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 2021-2022 application cycle are:

●      Early Decision I –  December 10-12, 2021

●      Early Decision II – February 4-6, 2022

●      Regular Decision – March 11-13, 2022

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.