Global PhD Student Fellowship in Psychology

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


The NYU Abu Dhabi Global PhD Student Fellowship is offered in the areas of Cognition and Perception, as well as Social Psychology in collaboration with the NYU Graduate School of Arts and Science.

The program generally involves one to two years 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 and NYU Steinhardt

  • 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.

Years 1 to 2 in New York. Students undertake coursework with their Department in New York.

J-Term and Summer Term in Abu Dhabi. During the month of January and over the summer term, students return to Abu Dhabi to maintain their UAE residency status and pursue research with their advisors.

Year 2 and Onward in New York or Abu Dhabi. After completing coursework in New York, students will return to Abu Dhabi where they will continue conducting research with their advisors.

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

Application Process

Potential Psychology candidates apply using the standard GSAS online application for admission. There is no separate application for the NYUAD Global PhD Student Fellowship.

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