How To Apply

In order to nominate students for an NYUAD Hackathon scholarship, a faculty member must fill out the form below in its entirety (for a maximum of one student per university, allowing us to include more universities). Thank you in advance and please email us at:

Student Eligibility Requirements

Student Candidates will be judged on basis of academic performance, leadership activities, intent to pursue a career in mobile and web applications (or interest in launching a startup), and interest in the service of others:

  • Students who attended the NYUAD Hackathon during previous years CAN NOT be nominated again in order to give this unique learning experience to new students.
  • One of our main goals for this Hackathon is to promote diversity providing a rich environment for growth for everyone. So, make sure to promote your excellent female student candidates who strongly qualify for the NYUAD Hackathon. We are hoping to be the first Hackathon with 50% female vs. male participants.
  • Students must be enrolled full-time in their undergraduate (upperclass, Junior or Senior) or in graduate study in a university in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related technical field major.
  • Students must maintain good academic performance (especially in CS programming courses such as Python, Java, C++, Web and Mobile Programming). Ideal candidates should be proficient in one or more programming languages such as Python, Java, and should have strong experience in Web technologies (Ruby, HTML, JavaScript, and CSS, Databases, API’s, GitHub, or/and mobile applications.)
  • Students must show demonstrated leadership achievements, strong problem-solving skills, strong communicational skills, strong English language skills (spoken and written), interest in applications, web development, and startups, and should be team players. Winning an award, participation in programming contests, research, attending conferences, internships or work experience related to apps, web development, or any related start up activities will help applicants under consideration.

We will cover the cost of travel, food, hotel, and transportation.

Application Form

Professor Information

First Name *:
Last Name *:
E-mail Address *:
Phone Address *:
Country Residing in *:
Prof. Specialty *:

University Information

University Name *:
Street Address *:
Address Line 2:
Postal/Zip Code:
Country University in *:

Student Information

First Name *:
Last Name *:
Gender *: MaleFemale
E-mail Address *:
Mobile Address *:
Country from *:
Passport: if more than one passport, please list all
Country *:
Residing- will attend conference from and leave to
Education (year) *:
GPA in CS *:
Must be accurate
Rate Your Student *:

Student’s LinkedIn account *:
Link to student’s Github account:
List all the Student's Social Media Accounts :
Why do you think this student would make a good Hackathon participant? *
How do you rate the student's leadership skills? *:
How do you rate the student's problem solving skills? *: Very StrongStrongModerateWeak
Is the student creative and innovative? *: Very StrongStrongModerateWeak
Is the student interested in apps or web development? *: Very StrongStrongModerateWeak
How do you rate the student's commitment to their communities (building apps for social good)? *: Very StrongStrongModerateWeak
How do you rate the student's communication skills? *: Very StrongStrongModerateWeak
How do you rate the student's English skills (speaking and writing)? *: Very StrongStrongModerateWeak
Did the student previously win any Hackathon, awards, participate in a programming contest, conduct research, participate in a startup event, or attend any CS conference or she/he has been a Google or Microsoft ambassador for their school? *:
If yes, please list student's awards, achievements and conference attended:




Deadline to submit applications is February 1, 2020. This is an absolute deadline so we can obtain visas for all of the Hackathon attendees. We expect to have the nomination results by February 25, 2020.


Thank you for your interest in nominating students for the NYUAD Hackathon 2020. Professors can nominate one student (You can NOT nominate a student who already attended the NYUAD Hackathon during previous years) from their university (for a maximum of one student per university in its entirety allowing us to include more universities) to be considered for a scholarship to attend the NYUAD Hackathon. Please note that students will not be able to submit their own application for this event. All student applications must be submitted by a professor from the same institution.

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