Fourteen-week courses span Fall/Spring Semester I and Fall/Spring Semester II. Seven-week courses take place in either Fall/Spring I or Fall/Spring II. A typical course schedule includes a combination of seven-week and fourteen-week classes. Four-week courses span the summer term. The semester calendars can be found on the NYU Abu Dhabi website here:

For Spring 2023, students must plan to arrive between January 20-21. NYU Abu Dhabi will not provide airport transportation or accommodation to students arriving outside of the arrival window or students wishing to stay beyond term dates. We strongly advise against early arrivals as your UAE entry permit may not be fully processed before January 20. 

The mandatory on-site orientation will be held from January 22-23. Late arrivals are not allowed as students are required to attend the Marhaba (orientation) program.

Participation in all classes and program activities is mandatory. Please do not plan any personal trips within the program dates until after arriving and confirming your syllabi. Exams cannot be taken early, which is true of all students, including graduating seniors. The expectation is that you will be there for the full program.