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Costs & Budgeting


Figure includes tuition for full-time student status covering 12-18 points, deposit and required registration fees, and several program activities and excursions. For each point taken in excess of 18 points in a semester, there is an additional charge per point.


All NYU Abu Dhabi students are required to live in NYU-arranged housing as a condition of enrollment. The housing fee includes a required meal plan. Please note that costs may fluctuate with exchange rates. A cancelation fee may be assessed if a student's written request to cancel the housing license be approved.


The meal plan consists of a combination of card swipes and campus dirhams that can be used in on-campus dining facilities. 


Costs may include local transportation, telephone, and some local independent travel. With the exception of tuition, all costs are estimated and may vary depending on the student's budget.

Excursions/Cultural Activities

Some excursions and cultural activities are included in tuition costs.

Global Travel Assistance

Provided at no additional cost to the student, this service provides assistance through one of the world's largest providers of medical and security evacuation as well as general travel aid (e.g., lost document assistance). This company provides 24-hour global services with the help of our site staff to our students abroad.

Required Expenses

Total (per semester)
Tuition & Fees  $25,371*
Housing & Meals

Estimated Additional Expenses

Total Estimated  $2,200 - $3,500 
Round Trip Airfare  $1,200 - $1,500
Misc.  $1,000 - $2,000

*The rates listed are for the 2016-2017 academic year. NYU students pay their individual school tuition, which may differ by college.

**A cancellation fee may be assessed if a student's written request to cancel the housing license is approved.

Disclaimer: The Board of Trustees of New York University reserves the right to alter the schedule of fees without notice.

A fee for the student visa is included in 'Fees'.  Students must be covered by health insurance that originates in the UAE in order to be eligible for the required student residence visa. NYUAD will cover the cost of the mandatory health insurance.

Required textbooks and materials -- listed as such in the course syllabus -- are included in the tuition fee. Additional readings may be suggested/provided throughout the course, mainly in electronic format.


NYU’s Electronic billing system is the official means of generating tuition bills for all enrolled students. Within a few weeks of registering for classes, students  will receive a message at their official NYU e-mail address notifying them that a bill for tuition, fees, and housing is now available.

Please visit the NYU Bursar Web-site for details about the E-bill process.

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