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NYU Abu Dhabi Visiting Student Summer Research Program


NYU Abu Dhabi welcomes the unique experiences and insights visiting students bring to the university and region. The Visiting Undergraduate Research Program provides an opportunity for a limited number of undergraduate students at NYU New York, NYU Shanghai, and UAE-based universities to take part in research projects at NYUAD over the summer, supervised by NYUAD faculty. For information about the program, and to view possible opportunities, please visit the Visiting Student Summer Undergraduate Research Program page on the NYUAD web page.

Please email with any questions.


Application Deadline: April 5, 2021, 5PM GST

Program Dates: Maximum duration is 35 hours per week from May 23–July 29, 2021. Some projects take place for a shorter duration or number of hours. Please see individual projects below for further information.

Program Location: Remote (home-based)

Program Costs and Logistics: This is a voluntary research position. Positions are usually based at NYUAD. However, due to COVID-19, all summer 2021 positions will take place remotely. Students will receive a one-off allowance of USD 200 to assist with any research-related costs.*
*If you are an NYU New York or NYU Shanghai student, this award is subject to approval from your home school financial aid office.


The conditions of eligibility are as follows:

  • Students must be currently enrolled in full-time, undergraduate study at NYU New York or NYU Shanghai.   
  • Only students who have successfully completed at least 44 credits and have a GPA above 3.3 are eligible to take part. Students who not meet this requirement may still apply — it is up to the discretion of the supervising faculty whether you can be considered.
  • Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing.
  • The position should usually be in line with the student’s declared major and academic interests.
  • Students will be required to enroll in a zero-credit, pass/fail class and attend an orientation session.
  • Students must be available for the full duration of the advertised position.

More information can be found online via the NYUAD Visiting Student Summer Undergraduate Research Program. Please direct any questions or concerns to Farhana Goha at

NYU Abu Dhabi Visiting Student Semester Undergraduate Research Assistantship

Undergraduate students from NYU in New York and NYU Shanghai who wish to build their research experience during a semester abroad at NYUAD may apply for competitive Undergraduate Research Assistantships for the semester(s) in which they study at NYUAD. The assistantship creates a platform for visiting students to contribute to an ongoing research project under the supervision of an NYUAD faculty member, who will serve as a mentor, collaborator, and role model. Additionally, students will have access to state-of-the-art research facilities on campus. Previous student assistantship work has been varied and included laboratory sample preparation and field experiments, experimental data analysis, collecting original data, analyzing quantitative data, writing literature reviews or research reports, and filming videos to assist with research outreach and communication.

The priority deadline for spring 2022 positions is September 30. Please visit the NYUAD Visiting Student Semester UGRA page for further information, and to apply.

Practical Research Experience Program (PREP) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM)



Practical Research Experience Program (TUM PREP) is a 9-week summer program that will help you refine your research skills at one of Europe’s top-ranked technical institutions. While staying at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), you will:

  • Gain experience in research
  • Learn more about the German higher education landscape and industry
  • Become members of the diverse scientific community

The PREP program offers:

  • Cutting-edge research projects
  • No program fee
  • Financial support
  • Dorm accommodation
  • Individual support by PREP Program Manager and student buddies
  • Orientation and framework program

View Available Projects for PREP 2022

Program dates TUM PREP 2022

Application period: October 1 - November 21,  2021

Kick-off event: July 4, 2022

Orientation days: July 4-6, 2022

Research projects time period: July 7 - September 1, 2022*

Closing event: September 2, 2022

* In most cases, an extension of the project duration (later project end, latest until end of September) is possible in consultation with the TUM PREP supervisor. Pls. note that an earlier start of the program is not possible.

Eligibility & Academic Prerequisites:

  • Students must be enrolled at NYU during time of application and during participation in TUM PREP
  • Bachelor or master students (at least 2 years of undergraduate studies completed when starting with the TUM PREP project)*
  • GPA minimum: 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Compliance with required project-specific skills

* Ph.D students are ineligible for TUM Prep

Applicants are expected to get informed about recognition and credit transfer regulations at their home institutions, if they need/want academic credits for their research stay. Please work with your academic adviser to determine if you can receive credit for this experience.

Please direct any questions or concerns to

Costs and application information located directly on the TUM Prep website.

More information can also be found here:

TUM Prep Flyer
TUM Prep Overview
TUM Prep Fact Sheet