Students with a bachelor degree may apply using the NYU GSAS online application to apply for the Global Ph.D. programs in Cognition & Perception and in Social Psychology. All documentation and application fees will be the responsibility of the applicant.
Exceptional students who identify a strong interest in the fields of research offered at NYU Abu Dhabi will be shortlisted for interview by NYU and NYUAD faculty. If a student is successful in this process and offered a doctoral position, the student will have the opportunity to start collaborating with NYU Abu Dhabi faculty prior to the commencement of the first year of course work at NYUNY.
Students in the Global Ph.D. program spend up to two years primarily doing research and coursework at NYUNY and then will move to Abu Dhabi for the final research phase of the doctoral program. At NYUAD students will work in world-class facilities in a purpose-built campus on Saadiyat Island with faculty who are leaders in their fields. Because our Ph.D. programs have research requirements during the first two years, students will require both an advisor at NYUAD and a co-mentor at NYUNY, in whose lab the initial research will be carried out. During this initial period, students will visit NYUAD at least twice each year. Thus, in close consultation with NYUAD and NYUNY faculty, students will follow a carefully designed plan of study to optimize the time they spend conducting course work and research in New York, allowing for a seamless transition to NYUAD afterward.
Psychology Ph.D. candidates will be expected to complete the Ph.D. in a total of five years: up to two years of course work and research in New York and the remaining research period in Abu Dhabi. Global Ph.D. Fellows will be admitted with a five-year funding package that provides full coverage of housing costs in Abu Dhabi, and a rental contribution in NY, tuition, fees, health insurance in both New York and Abu Dhabi, as well as travel support and an additional stipend.