New York University Abu Dhabi (NYU Abu Dhabi) 


IAU Member

United Arab Emirates

top General Information


Street:Saadiyat Island, PO Box 129188

City:Abu Dhabi


Institution Funding



Created in 2009. First class of students commenced in 2010.

Academic Year

The academic year begins in late August or early September with the 14-week fall semester ending in mid-December. This is followed by a 3-week January term. The 14-week spring semester runs from late January through late-May and is followed by

Admission Requirements

Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Shahadat Al-Thanawiya Al-Amma) or equivalent approved by the UAE Ministry of Education; Approved English Language Proficiency Certificate; Application Essay

Tuition Fees

National:52,206 per annum (undergraduate); 59,392-74,240 per annum (graduate) (USD)

International:52,206 per annum (undergraduate); 59,392-74,240 per annum (graduate) (USD)



Accrediting Agency

Council for Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the UAE Ministry of Higher Education; Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK); Middle States Commission on Higher Education; Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET);

Student Body


top Officers

Head : Mariƫt Westermann

Job title:Vice-Chancellor

International Relations Officer : Kate Chandler

Job title:Acting Assistant Vice-Chancellor, External Relations

top Divisions

Department/Division : Arts and Humanities

Fields of study:African Studies, Ancient Civilizations, Anthropology, Arabic, Art History, Chinese, Design, Film, French, History, Literature, Media Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Music, Philosophy, Theatre

Department/Division : Engineering

Fields of study:Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Department/Division : Science

Fields of study:Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics, Psychology

Department/Division : Social Science

Fields of study:Economics, Political Sciences, Social Policy, Social Studies

top Degrees

Bachelor's Degree

Fields of study:Arabic, Art History, Bioengineering, Biology, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Film, History, Literature, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Social Policy, Theatre, Visual Arts

Master's Degree

Fields of study:Economics, Fine Arts

top Student & Staff Numbers


Statistics Year:2019-2020

Full Time Total:654

Staff with Doctorate

Full Time Total:492


Statistics Year:2019-2020


Updated on 03-11-2020