UAE Applicants

Global Success Starts Here

There are no limits to what you can achieve at NYU Abu Dhabi.

Our world-class academics, undergraduate research, career preparation, and study away program and cultural experiences prepare students to succeed on a global scale.

Celebrating and Strengthening Emirati Achievement

NYU Abu Dhabi is proud to be an essential part of Abu Dhabi’s long-term positioning as a global idea capital. We welcome the UAE’s best and brightest based on academic achievements, regardless of financial circumstances. Every admitted student is considered for limited merit-based aid. Likewise, NYUAD offers financial assistance to students who demonstrate financial need based on the results of the CSS Profile.

All admitted Emirati students and children of Emirati mothers are awarded the Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed NYUAD Scholarship, which provides 100 percent financial coverage for tuition, registration fees, and study- and travel-related expenses for all four years. 

We want NYUAD to be your home within your home. From Emirati student interest groups such as Sufaraa and UAE SIG to student work ambassadors programs and special volunteering initiatives to give back to the UAE community, there’s no end to the opportunities for Emirati students to get involved and make a difference.


Who is the NYU Abu Dhabi Student?

NYUAD students travel the world, gain work experience through internships, volunteer in the local community, and win prestigious awards and accolades.


Meet Our Students

Core Curriculum

Learn how our student Al Reem Al Hosani discovered the unique multi-disciplinary Core Curriculum at NYU Abu Dhabi.

Effecting Change in Liberia

Sekou Jabateh built on his education and learning while at NYU Abu Dhabi to achieve his goal of working his way into public service in his home country.

Reconnecting Roots

The moment I was introduced to NYUAD, that was literally my dream university. I only applied to one university and that’s NYUAD.

A Master Plan

Graduate student Abir Arabi is building up her economics research experience through the robust academic community at NYU Abu Dhabi.