Financial Aid

NYU Abu Dhabi recognizes that higher education is a significant investment in your future, and we aim to attract the best possible students from around the world, regardless of financial circumstances. Every admitted student is considered for limited merit-based support. Additionally, NYUAD provides greater financial assistance to students who demonstrate financial need based on the CSS Profile.

In recognition of NYUAD’s highly-selective admissions process, and of the important role that the University plays in shaping future world leaders, the Abu Dhabi government provides fellowships to all admitted UAE national students in the form of the Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed NYUAD Scholarship for Exceptional Emirati Students. Additionally, UAE national students may be eligible for need-based personal support for those who demonstrate financial need based on the CSS Profile.

All NYUAD applicants are encouraged to file the CSS Profile to determine their eligibility. Visit for important application and deadline information.