New York University Abu Dhabi is the first American research university of this stature to begin operations in the region.

Welcome to New York University Abu Dhabi on Saadiyat Island

Set in a beautiful 40-acre campus, NYU Abu Dhabi offers a world-class undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral education in the arts and sciences. NYU’s agreement with the Emirate of Abu Dhabi to create NYUAD is the outcome of a shared understanding of the essential roles and challenges of higher education in the 21st century. The University offers an imaginative but exacting approach to education, focusing on real-world success and individual growth.

Every aspect of the university is geared towards this aim: from the stunning NYU Abu Dhabi campus to its athletics programmes, to its faculty projects.


NYU Abu Dhabi majors cover 4 key academic disciplines including Arts & Humanities, Engineering, Science and Social Sciences. Get more details on NYU Abu Dhabi courses now.


Find out more about NY Abu Dhabi’s requirements for applying to graduate and undergraduate courses. Be part of a global community of dedicated students.


Across research centers and faculty labs and projects, the NYUAD researchers and student body are committed to discoveries through innovation and collaboration.


The university has a vibrant residential community, with undergraduates housed in gender-specific floors across three state-of-the-art residential buildings, and graduates in furnished apartments, having roommates of the same gender. Accessible housing is also available.

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