Why NYU Abu Dhabi?

Welcome to a Bolder Experience

Looking for an education that will give you the tools to challenge the norm? At NYU Abu Dhabi, exceptional students from six continents come together to solve today’s most pressing challenges. You’ll gain more than a global mind-set — you’ll be prepared to change the world.


So, Why NYU Abu Dhabi?

An immersive experience like this isn’t for the conventional student. Join a community of high-caliber students and faculty from all over the world who thrive on collaboration, inclusion, and innovation for the greater good.


Drawing upon history and culture from around the world, our Core Curriculum spans the disciplines of the arts and humanities, social science, engineering, and science to encourage students to think critically and question thoroughly. Undergraduate research and a senior Capstone Project round out the academic experience.


NYUAD alumni are making an impact at some of the world’s most influential organizations, including Google, JP Morgan Chase, and Deloitte. Our students are regularly recognized on the global stage by prestigious scholarships organizations including Schwarzman, Rhodes, and Erasmus Mundus.



As a student at NYU Abu Dhabi, you can study abroad for up to two semesters, and during January Term. NYU’s network of 15 global academic locations gives you the opportunity to engage with perspectives from all corners of the world.



Make friends, find your voice, and expand your worldview as part of a diverse community of students from over 120 countries. Fun fact: You’ll hear over 115 languages spoken on campus.



Undergraduate research opportunities are woven throughout the NYUAD experience. You’ll work one-on-one with other students and expert faculty to develop groundbreaking solutions to our society’s biggest questions.


Join one of 60+ student interest groups, compete on a collegiate or intramural sports team, or participate in the myriad on-campus cultural events. There’s support and excitement around every corner.



Learn at the Crossroads of the World

Whether joining from the local emirates or the other side of the globe, all NYUAD students benefit from a comprehensive undergraduate curriculum in the arts, sciences, social sciences, humanities, and engineering, with a strong emphasis on research.

Abu Dhabi, a modern city in the United Arab Emirates at the forefront of innovation, is the perfect backdrop for a global education. But your journey doesn’t stop in the UAE — all students are encouraged to spend up to two semesters studying abroad in the NYU global network, making it a study away experience for both local and international students.