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