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There are no limits to what you can achieve at NYU Abu Dhabi.

From the arts and sciences, to engineering and social science, we offer world-renowned academics in more than 25 programs, a vibrant student life, and a global reputation for excellence.


Join a community of high-achieving students and world-renowned faculty from across the world who thrive on collaboration, inclusion, and innovation for the greater good.

Every transformative experience you’ll have — from studying away in our global network to getting hands-on with cutting-edge research and interacting with the vibrant community here in Abu Dhabi — serves as a launchpad for your future career.



The 21st century requires rigorous, broad, and imaginative education training. NYU Abu Dhabi provides extraordinary opportunities for individual exploration and growth that prepares students to succeed in a truly global world.

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Campus Life

Play a sport, join a club, or see a concert. Living on campus at NYU Abu Dhabi
is an extraordinary experience that promotes intellectual curiosity, social
networking, and exposure to the customs and cultures of Abu Dhabi and
the world. Our students come from over 115 different countries!


Student life activities are a great way to build leadership skills, meet new people, and have fun!


How to get involved and engage with your community in meaningful ways.


Meet other like-minded students who share your passion.

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NYU Abu Dhabi’s campus on Saadiyat Island is structured to promote interaction and foster community spirit between students, faculty, and staff who reside on campus.

Student Stories


My worldview and my approach to learning changed radically when I was in Abu Dhabi.

Gabriel Figueroa Torres
Class of 2017

I did J-Term in New York and a semester abroad in Florence. Both of those experiences have really anchored me, given me perspective, and prepared me for life.

Maryam Al Hammadi
Class of 2019

It was during GEN workshops that I felt NYUAD’s strong sense of community and saw the many opportunities offered to students. This confirmed my decision to apply to NYUAD.

Maha Al Qemzi
Class of 2021

The moment I was introduced to NYUAD, that was literally my dream university. I only applied to one university and that’s NYUAD.

Mohammed Alhammadi
Class of 2025

Abdulla Almarzooqi

Class of 2023

Mira Al Jallaf

Class 2019