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.
Confirm your spot in the program
You must accept your offer of admission in order to confirm your intention to enroll via your Enrollment Portal.
An Important Note: All students are recommended to confirm their spot within 2 weeks of receiving notification of acceptance. Please understand that enrollment capacity is limited and if the program reaches capacity before we receive your reservation, you will be placed on a wait list.
Complete the immigration process
NYU's Office of Global Services(OGS) will be your main contact in navigating the immigration and visa process. Review step-by-step instructions on what you need to do on the Visa for NYU Abu Dhabi page.
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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: NYU Housing in NYC
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Attend Pre-Departure Orientation
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.
Register for classes
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 http://www.nyu.edu/registrar/.
Book your flight
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.
Submit all required forms
All students are required to submit a combination of paper and online forms. These forms are used to collect needed information for your upcoming semester like housing preferences, immigration preparation, and arrival itinerary.
For more information about required forms and relevant links please see the Admitted Students blog.
Sending Packages to NYU Abu Dhabi
You may ship items from home to NYU Abu Dhabi; however, you cannot mail anything ahead of arrival. Please read below for detailed instructions on sending your mail or packages.
Instructions for Sending Packages to NYU Abu Dhabi
New York University Abu Dhabi
PO Box 129188, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Customs in the UAE is very strict and there are items that you should avoid or limit when shipping. You can find a list of prohibited and restricted items here.