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Admitted Students

 Welcome to NYU Abu Dhabi! We’re delighted that you’ll be spending a semester or year with us and can’t wait to greet you in Abu Dhabi. In the meantime, this page will guide you through everything you need to do as you prepare for your experience abroad.

In order to confirm your intention to enroll, you must accept your offer of admission by submitting a $500 non-refundable reservation fee. You can accept or decline your offer online using a non-refundable e-check or by mail / in person (only if you are unable to accept your offer online). To accept online, please see your acceptance email with specific instructions on how to access the link through NYUHome. If you are unable to accept your offer online, please mail a completed Confirmation Form (to be sent separately) and a check or money order payable to "New York University" to NYU Office of Global Programs, 110 East 14th Street, Lower Level, New York, NY 10003. Please DO NOT SEND CASH. The check or money order must be in U.S. funds only and include your University ID number and Study Away site in the memo section. Reservation fees are encouraged within two weeks of acceptance.  **It is this confirmation form and fee that guarantees your place in the program. Please note that programs space is limited. If the program reaches capacity before we receive your reservation fee, you will be placed on a waitlist.**

To help prepare you for your semester or year away, your site representative has created an Admitted Students blog specificially for your program and term. This blog will be your main point of reference throughout the pre-departure process. All students need to be aware that this blog will be updated frequently, making it especially important to check new links and updates. These will be highlighted in a weekly email from your site rep, but it is highly suggest you – and your parents – subscribe to the blog as well to make sure you don’t miss a thing.

Please see link below for this term's Admitted Students blog.

The Outbound Immigration and Mobility Services section of NYU’s Office of Global Services (OGS) will be your main contact in navigating the immigration and visa process. OGS will contact admitted students with information on how to access GlobalChek Plus (GCP), a self-service immigration tool created to help users find specific and up-to-date visa and entry information for future study away travel. Answer five simple questions and GCP instantly advises whether a visa is needed, outlines the required documentation, and the entire immigration process.

NYU Students: We'll send all e-mail communication to your NYU e-mail address (not your personal or Stern address), so check that account regularly or activate mail forwarding. In addition, make sure that your addresses and phone numbers in Albert are updated so that we're able to contact you with important information throughout the semester.

NYU Students: If you currently live in NYU Housing, the housing office will be in touch with via email to confirm your cancellation. Questions? E-mail

The housing preferences form for housing abroad will be available through the online forms system.  Please note that housing abroad is guaranteed and required for all students.

NYU Students: Attending a Pre-Departure Orientation is required for all students. At the PDO, you will meet staff from the site, learn about courses, student life, excursions, and much more.

Please view the course selection within the Academics Section of this website. Please note these courses are subject to change.  Days, times and call numbers will be provided closer to registration.

Official Course listings will be available through


All students are responsible for arranging their own transportation for their semester abroad. Students must plan to arrive on Arrival Day as indicated on the calendar.  

Housing is available only for the dates of the program so if you plan to arrival early or leave late, please be aware you will be responsible for your own accommodations.

For tips and requirements about flights, please see the Admitted Students blog.

There are two online forms systems you will use to submit information on your flights, passport, housing preferences, health insurance, and emergency contacts. We also require three paper forms. These are simple to complete, but will require your time and may require a visit to your physician, so please plan ahead. 

Travel Release (paper form—please download, fill out & return)

Media Release (paper form—please download, fill out & return)

Medical History (paper form—NYU students will receive their medical history form at the pre-departure orientation sessions. Visiting students will receive the form in their acceptance packet.)

Not available yet: For access to the NYUTraveler system to submit your flight information, please click here.

Not available yet: For access to the online forms system for housing, emergency conatcts, and health insurance, please click here.

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