Five Reasons to Choose NYU Abu Dhabi

1. Hands-on Education

Experiential learning is a cornerstone of the education students receive at NYU Abu Dhabi. Whether it’s working with faculty in the robotics lab on drones to increase airport safety, interning over the summer with the New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority, or exploring new concepts in a Microelectromechanical Systems course, there’s no shortage of opportunities to put theory into practice.

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Engineering students help build homes in Jordan.

2. World-Class Faculty

NYU Abu Dhabi faculty are leaders in their fields and bring a wealth of knowledge and mentorship into the classroom.

Our small class size and engaging faculty are just a few of the reasons why our students choose NYU Abu Dhabi. No matter what your academic interests, you’ll be supported by faculty who will guide you through your capstone research.

3. Unparalleled Diversity

NYU Abu Dhabi’s student body hails from over 115 countries — each with varied history and familiarity with the United Arab Emirates. Some of your classmates have lived in the UAE for their entire lives, while others’ experiences in the Emirates began with Candidate Weekend. 

You’ll have the opportunity to share your own culture with classmates from around the world while learning about theirs as well. And who knows? Your classmates’ curiosity and excitement may even bring you to parts of the Emirates you’ve never visited before.

4. The Experience of a Lifetime

At every university in the world, some students are local experts while others are on a four-year adventure. Wherever you fall on the spectrum, you’ll find a perfect complement on the other side. Everything the UAE has to offer is at your fingertips and, through NYU, you'll experience an unparalleled global network.

You may find yourself at a Political Science conference in Singapore, or a film festival in India. Your winter break might even include a January Term course in London or Accra. Global opportunities are baked into the curriculum at NYU Abu Dhabi, and many of our students find additional ways to see the world. With a student body from so many countries, you’ll always have a friend no matter where your travels take you.  

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With a student body from so many countries, you’ll always have a friend no matter where your travels take you. Our latest group of alumni reflect on their four years at NYUAD.

5. Global Reputation

NYU Abu Dhabi alumni are prepared to take on the world’s challenges - and top research institutions take notice. That’s part of the reason why NYU Abu Dhabi has produced 14 Rhodes Scholars in seven years - more per capita than any other UAE campus. Minister of State for Youth Shamma Al Mazrui was the first ever Rhodes Scholar from the UAE in 2014 and has gone on to become the youngest member of the UAE cabinet and the youngest government minister in the world.

In this most recent class, Abdullah Alhashmi (UAE) and Munib Mesinovic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) were selected for the honor. Abdullah is a double major in Economics and Philosophy whereas Munib majors in Electrical Engineering.