MSc in Economics

NYU Abu Dhabi
NYU Abu Dhabi
NYU Abu Dhabi
NYU Abu Dhabi
đź“Ť Abu Dhabi,
đź—Ł English
đź’° Need-based financial aid
🤓 2,000 Students
🌏 80% International
âś… Eligibility
- Citizens of any country
- Must hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
đź—“ Deadlines
Application will open on October 1, 2022


The Master of Science in Economics at NYU Abu Dhabi provides program graduates with the theoretical and quantitative foundations for a successful professional career in national and international policymaking institutions, or for continuing PhD studies at the world’s best doctoral programs in economics. The master's program aims to satisfy the demanding requirements of modern economic theory and practice.

Students will learn to:

Collect, analyze, and present economic data using the latest statistical and econometric methods. Assess current social and economic challenges (e.g., the sustainability of a social security system or the impact of a change in the tax code) through the lens of state-of-the art empirical, theoretical, and computational models. The master's program builds naturally on NYU Abu Dhabi’s strong undergraduate major in economics, leveraging the significant existing teaching and research strength of the faculty. A strong quantitative perspective will prepare graduates for the depth of understanding necessary for leadership as well as the tools required to expand the frontiers of knowledge.

Housed within Social Science and drawing on an international faculty and student body, the program will benefit from the intercultural insights, the broadest international challenges and the nuanced role of economics within the full array of social science methodologies.


NYU Abu Dhabi automatically considers every master’s applicant for merit-based financial support packages. We also have needs-based financial aid available for students with demonstrated need. Taking into consideration merit and financial need, scholarships can cover up to 100% of the tuition costs.

Our goal is to form a high-achieving class of master’s students for each program, and admissions decisions are made without knowledge of individuals’ financial need.

Financial support is generally renewable at the same level for the program’s standard full-time duration. Offered support may be adjusted by the university if a student’s enrollment status changes, or does not otherwise meet required performance criteria.

Application Requirements

To be considered for any of our master’s programs, you will need to hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution prior to your enrollment with NYU Abu Dhabi. Official documentation certifying conferral of a bachelor’s degree will be required for all admitted students. Your bachelor’s studies need not be in the same field of study as your intended master’s program, but your application should demonstrate the mastery needed to engage effectively with graduate-level work.

All sections of the online application and the required supporting documents must be submitted electronically by the deadline, in order for your application to be reviewed by the program’s Admissions Committee. Required documents will include:

  • Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions you have attended

  • Proof of English proficiency

  • A current curriculum vitae (CV)

  • Written essays responding to specific prompts

  • Letters of recommendation

  • Graduate Record Examination results

Details about each application document can be found here.

Fee Waiver

All applicants for fall 2022 admission to the Master of Science in Economics will receive automatic application fee waivers. You do not have to provide any payment to NYU Abu Dhabi as part of the application submission process.