Engineering research at NYU Abu Dhabi crosses the boundaries of traditional engineering disciplines and encompasses broad interdisciplinary areas that embody key characteristics of our age. The faculty are involved in new and emerging technological fields, such as bioengineering, nanotechnology, robotics, energy-efficient materials, and cybersecurity.
In collaboration with the New York University Tandon School of Engineering, the Engineering Division at New York University Abu Dhabi offers Global PhD Student Fellowships in Biomedical Engineering; Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Civil Engineering; Electrical and Computer Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Transportation Planning and Engineering.
The main research topics in each major are as follows:
Micro- and Nanobiotechnology
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
Water Management and Desalination
Construction and Project Management
Resilience and Sustainability
Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
Computer Scienceand Engineering
Energy, Water, and Environment
Transportation Planning and Engineering
Multimodal Transportation Systems
Operations Research and Logistics
Traffic Flow Theory
Transportation Infrastructure Management
Designed for exceptional students from around the world who want to engage in cutting-edge scholarship, NYUAD Global PhD students undertake doctorate research with NYUAD faculty and utilize NYUAD’s state-of-the-art resources. Each of our programs offers a unique opportunity for students to engage in a global setting, where students will begin their coursework in New York and complete their research in Abu Dhabi. This allows each cohort to add to a global perspective, connect with leading researchers in their field, and provides the foundation for successful careers in academe, industry and government.
Our Fellowships provide competitive compensation packages covering tuition costs, housing in Abu Dhabi and a monthly stipend as well as additional support for relocation and research start-up costs. All fellows enjoy the same privileges and responsibilities as all NYU PhD students and obtain a New York University degree upon graduation.
Some of the key features of the Fellowship are:
Tuition, and fees provided throughout the program
A generous and competitive annual stipend
Free housing provided while you are located in Abu Dhabi
An additional stipend towards living expenses during the first year in New York
All travel costs associated with necessary program travel between campuses
One-time stipends for relocation and research start-up costs
International health insurance
School fees for children while in the UAE
Competitive travel grants for research and conferences
Access to career counseling and development services at both NYUAD and NYUNY campuses
For more information about the Fellowship, please contact: