The NYU Abu Dhabi Global PhD Student Fellowship in Physics is offered in collaboration with the Graduate School of Arts and Science at NYU New York.
The program generally involves one year of classwork at NYU New York, followed by three to four years of research at NYU Abu Dhabi. If selected, the doctorate is fully funded under the NYU Abu Dhabi Global PhD Student Fellowship.
What you get
New York University degree upon graduation
Access to the extraordinary resources of the NYU Graduate School of Arts and Science
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
Global PhD Students complete all degree requirements set by the NYU New York department they are admitted in — Courant Institute or NYU Tandon Computer Science and Engineering.
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.
Potential Physics candidates apply using the standard GSAS online application for admission to the Physics 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 GSAS.
All applicants to the Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS) are required to submit a complete application for admission. A complete application includes:
test scores (if required)
letters of recommendation
résumé or curriculum vitae
application fee (110 USD).
Applicants also have the option of providing a short Personal History essay.
More details can be found here.