Global PhD Student Fellowship in Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering
NYU Abu Dhabi
NYU Abu Dhabi
NYU Abu Dhabi
NYU Abu Dhabi
📍 Abu Dhabi,
🗣 English
💰 Need-based financial aid
🤓 2,000 Students
🌏 80% International
✅ Eligibility
- Citizens of any country
- Must hold a relevant Master's degree before enrolling
🗓 Deadlines
Application will open in September 2022


Global PhD students in Civil Engineering are enrolled at the Civil Engineering doctorate program in the Civil and Urban Engineering Department from NYU Tandon School of Engineering, and enjoy the same privileges and responsibilities as all NYU PhD students. PhD Students in the Global PhD Student Fellowship undertake most of their coursework in New York and conduct their research in Abu Dhabi. This enables each student to engage in formative study with an entering cohort of students, and take advantage of NYU’s world-class resources.

What you get

  • New York University degree upon graduation

  • Access to the extraordinary resources of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering

  • Graduate coursework in New York

  • Cutting-edge research opportunities in NYU Abu Dhabi’s labs

  • Tuition, fees, and health insurance provided throughout the program

  • Generous research assistantship and stipend provided by NYU Abu Dhabi throughout the program

  • Assistance for degree-related travel between Abu Dhabi and New York

  • Campus accommodation at no cost in Abu Dhabi

  • A contribution toward accommodation costs in New York

  • Career development assistance at both campuses

Structure and Schedule

The following is a typical degree sequence, but each student’s course of study will be determined in consultation with his or her faculty advisor and the department’s Director of Graduate Studies. Most students participate in their fellowship for a duration of 4-5 years.

Summer 1 in Abu Dhabi. Before starting classes in New York, students spend 4-6 weeks in Abu Dhabi to obtain their UAE visas and familiarize themselves with the campus, labs, and faculty.

Year 1 in New York. Students undertake coursework with their Department in New York.

J-Term and Summer Term in Abu Dhabi. During the first year, students return to Abu Dhabi for the January and summer terms, to maintain their UAE residency status and pursue research with their advisors.

Year 2 and Onward in New York or Abu Dhabi. Most students will spend this year in Abu Dhabi conducting research with their advisors. Some may return to New York for an additional semester, if needed.

Dissertation Defense in New York or Abu Dhabi. Defense location will depend upon committee makeup and any departmental requirements

Application Process

Engineering Fellowship candidates apply using the standard NYU Tandon School of Engineering online application for admission to an Engineering PhD program. There is no separate application for the NYUAD Global PhD Student Fellowship. Interested students should indicate their preference for conducting research at NYUAD in their PhD application to the School of Engineering.

Application Requirements

Specific PhD application requirements vary by department. In general, you will be asked to provide:

  • online application form

  • application fee

  • official transcripts, with English translations if applicable

  • statement of purpose

  • resume of curriculum vitae

  • letters of recommendation

  • official GRE score reports

  • proof of English proficiency, if applicable

More information can be found here.