New York University has created a visionary new model for higher education at the crossroads of the world -- NYU Abu Dhabi -- combining the best of a research university education with the advantages of a liberal arts, sciences, and engineering curriculum. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai form the backbone of a fully interconnected Global Network University. NYU Abu Dhabi, as a major portal campus of the University, establishes a powerful environment for faculty and students to access the NYU global network and contributes to the ambitious trajectory of Abu Dhabi as an entrepreneurial capital of ideas and talents. Students earning their degree in NYU New York or NYU Shanghai may now experience Abu Dhabi for a semester, a year, or January Term course.
What’s Unique about Studying Away at NYU Abu Dhabi?
• NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting campus. It offers undergraduate degrees in 22 majors in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, arts, and engineering.
• You may choose from over 450 courses in AY 15-16.
• The student body is very internationally diverse: In AY 15-16, NYU Abu Dhabi will have over 900 students from more than 100 countries.
• Juniors and seniors can readily take upper division courses in their majors at NYU Abu Dhabi.
• NYU Abu Dhabi has small classes, averaging less than 10 students. The faculty to student ratio will never be greater than 1:8.
• NYU Abu Dhabi has state of the art laboratories for science and engineering. It has an experimental laboratory for economics.
• On the new Saadiyat campus, NYU Abu Dhabi also has beautiful art studios, performance spaces, a black box, music rooms, and exhibition spaces.
• You can join over fifty student clubs and organizations at NYU Abu Dhabi.
• NYU Abu Dhabi has a rich offering of athletic and fitness programs.
• NYU Abu Dhabi has a strong emphasis on undergraduate research. All NYU Abu Dhabi seniors complete a year-long capstone research project.
• You may use the NYU Abu Dhabi Career Development Center to find an on- or off-campus internship (paid and unpaid) in Abu Dhabi.
• You are eligible to take part in the Student Assistantship Program on campus. Students in this program work in campus offices and get paid 30 Dirhams an hour. You can work up to 15 hours a week.
• You may use the NYU Abu Dhabi Health and Wellness Center, which offers full medical and counseling services.
• The NYU Abu Dhabi campus is fully secured and provides the same high standards of safety services as NYU in New York.
Academic Calendar: Fall/ Winter Session/ Spring
Credits: Typically 16 NYU credits per semester
Faculty: Over 250 faculty
Student Body: Over 900 students in AY 15-16
Housing: Furnished residence halls
Meals: Full meal plan
Language of Instruction: English
Local Currency: The UAE Dirham
Population of Abu Dhabi: 1.2 million