Applications Now Open for 2021 Visiting Undergraduate Research Program

The program will offer a unique learning experience that contributes to the advancement of UAE research

Press Release

Applications are now open for  NYU Abu Dhabi’s (NYUAD) Visiting Undergraduate Research Program, which provides an opportunity for undergraduate students at NYU New York, NYU Shanghai, and UAE-based universities to take part in research projects over the summer, supervised by NYUAD faculty. Summer 2021 positions will take place remotely, from May 23 to July 29, 2021.

The Visiting Undergraduate Research Program will allow full-time undergraduate students of strong academic and disciplinary standing to enroll in research placements with a topic of their choice  such as  climate change, psychology, coral reef research, and cyber security, among others.  Students will gain experience in their field of interest under the guidance of NYUAD faculty supervisors. 


“The Visiting Undergraduate Research Program is a wonderful opportunity for students to develop their research skills and contribute to meaningful projects that provoke creativity and innovation. Students have an immersive learning experience, which in the past has led to continued collaborations and possible research publications.”

Assistant Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research at NYUAD Farhana Goha

Applications close on April 5, 2021. For more information on the eligibility criteria and how to apply, please visit the website


About NYU Abu Dhabi

NYU Abu Dhabi is the first comprehensive liberal arts and research campus in the Middle East to be operated abroad by a major American research university. NYU Abu Dhabi has integrated a highly selective undergraduate curriculum across the disciplines with a world center for advanced research and scholarship. The university enables its students in the sciences, engineering, social sciences, humanities, and arts to succeed in an increasingly interdependent world and advance cooperation and progress on humanity’s shared challenges. NYU Abu Dhabi’s high-achieving students have come from over 115 countries and speak over 115 languages. Together, NYU's campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai form the backbone of a unique global university, giving faculty and students opportunities to experience varied learning environments and immersion in other cultures at one or more of the numerous study-abroad sites NYU maintains on six continents.