Since fall 2015 we have been accepting applications for graduate tracks at NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai. Successful applicants will work with the faculty members in NYU AD and NYU SH toward their Ph.D. degrees from NYU. For more information on NYU's Ph.D. program (including instructions, forms, deadlines, and FAQs) and to complete an application, please visit the GSAS Application Resource Center. Additional information on the Physics Ph.D. program is available here.
Students with a bachelor degree may apply using the NYU GSAS online application to apply for the Global Ph.D. program. 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 who successfully complete their course work and pass qualifying examinations will move to Abu Dhabi for the 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. 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 in New York.
Physics Ph.D. candidates will be expected to complete the Ph.D. in a total of four years: one year of course work in New York and three years of research in Abu Dhabi. Global Ph.D. Fellows will be admitted with a four year funding package which 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. For more information about the program, see NYU Abu Dhabi Ph.D. Program in Physics.
The Department of Physics also offers students the opportunity to pursue their Ph.D. study and research with Physics faculty based at NYU Shanghai. Faculty at NYU Shanghai have academic strengths in quantum information technologies, condensed matter theory, complex oxides, and biomechanics, among many other theoretical and experimental areas. With this opportunity, students generally complete their coursework in New York City before moving full-time to Shanghai for their dissertation research. For more information, please visit the NYU Shanghai Physics Ph.D. page.