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.