Cost of Attendance
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If you want your student to have a college experience like no other, then NYU Abu Dhabi is the place for them. Living and learning in a community of students from six continents who speak over 115 languages will transform the way your student sees the world and their place in it. They’ll leave equipped with the skills to solve our world’s most pressing challenges and approach every situation with a global mindset.
The NYU Abu Dhabi academic experience is designed to nurture every facet of your student’s intellectual and cultural development.
Our mix of world-class academics, undergraduate research, career preparation, and cultural experiences results in students who are hirable for life.
Everything your student needs to succeed is all in one place: dining, fitness, state of the art classrooms and labs, performance and rehearsal venues, the NYU Abu Dhabi Arts Center, and so much more. Our unique campus was designed to encourage a sense of community between students, faculty, staff, and the local community, and all undergraduate students are able to live on campus.
Global study is a cornerstone of the NYUAD experience. Your student will be encouraged to expand their horizons and spend up to two semesters studying away in the NYU global network. In addition, a three-week January Term and Summer Terms can also be taken in Abu Dhabi or another NYU global learning site.
Abu Dhabi is a modern city at the forefront of innovation, creativity, and transformation. Recently voted the safest city in the Middle East and Africa, Abu Dhabi is one of the very best cities to live, learn, work, and explore. NYU Abu Dhabi’s 38-acre, pedestrian-only campus is situated just 15 minutes from the city center in the cultural district of Saadiyat Island. Your student will become immersed in Abu Dhabi and the UAE through classes, internships, community service, and casual travel. Rest assured NYUAD is committed to preserving a safe and secure campus for the community.
NYU Abu Dhabi is a highly selective university. Read more information about our selection process. Your student’s application will have the two components:
|Early Decision I||November 1|
|Early Decision II||January 1|
|Regular Decision||January 5|
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.
Admitted Emirati nationals and children of Emirati mothers are awarded the Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed NYUAD Scholarship for Exceptional Emirati Students. This scholarship covers the tuition, registration fees, foreign travel for study integral to a student's academic program, NYUAD room and board, health insurance, books, and many campus life activities for four years.
Additionally, UAE national students may be eligible for a need-based personal support award. A CSS Profile application and demonstrated financial need is required, annually, to be considered for this award.
Submitting the CSS Profile is optional and this application will not impact the Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed NYUAD Scholarship for Exceptional Emirati Students.
How NYU Abu Dhabi became our top choice.