American University of Sharjah International student Admissions  & Application
American University of Sharjah

American University of Sharjah

American University of Sharjah international student admissions & applications
American University of Sharjah
Welcome to AUS
AUS is merely 20 years old and has already established itself among the top 10 Universities in the MENA / Gulf Regions and among the top 410 universities in the world according to QS ranking. AUS offers you the chance to experience American education in the Gulf. That statement has four meanings. First, the standard of instruction is the same as that of outstanding universities in America. Second, the method of classroom instruction is American in its emphasis on individual initiative, active learning and the application of knowledge. Third, student life on campus is rich with clubs, sports and cultural events. Fourth, the curriculum is organized according to the American pattern of semesters and courses.
Why AUS?
  • 6,002 students
  • 100 nationalities
  • 86 clubs / 25 sports teams
  • Alumni working in 37 countries
  • 375 faculty members:
    of 47 nationalities
    92% hold a terminal degree
Your university experience is about more than books, papers and projects; it is also about participation and personal growth. As with the rest of life, what you get out of your university life depends upon what you put into it. At AUS, we offer you choices, encouragement and guidance to allow you to put your best into your university years and get the best returns.
American University of Sharjah Campus
What is life like at AUS?
Your university years are a time to invest in your future. Your academic work and classroom experiences help you develop your mind, giving you tools for success in your chosen career. Student activities expand your horizons even further. Opportunities such as internships, clubs, plays, contests and student publications allow you to develop the talents you know you have and perhaps discover new ones. Invest your time, your mind and your spirit in AUS and reap the benefits of your hard work and dedication in years to come. We are there for you every step of the way.
Accreditation and Licensing
AUS is licensed and its programs are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the Ministry of Education's Higher Education Affairs Division in the United Arab Emirates. AUS is accredited in the United States of America by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The bachelor of science degree programs in chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering offered by the College of Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The bachelor of science degree program in computer science offered by the College of Engineering is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. The Bachelor of Architecture program of the College of Architecture, Art and Design is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) of the United States, The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) and the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees offered by the School of Business Administration are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
Life at American University of Sharjah
Financial Grants
First-time students may apply for a financial grant if they meet the following requirements:
  • have received an official letter of admission from the university
  • have limited financial resources
The amount of grant to be awarded depends on the financial need and academic qualifications of the applicant. Moreover, approved applicants planning to reside on campus in sharing, double or single rooms may be also granted partial assistance toward their residential hall fees.
Undergraduate Financial Grants and Scholarships
Chancellor’s Scholars Award
Newly admitted students may apply for the Chancellor’s Scholars Award, which ranges from 75 percent to 100 percent of the tuition

Merit Scholarship
Newly admitted students who achieve a minimum average of 95 percent or equivalent in the last year of secondary education are eligible for a merit scholarship of 15 percent of tuition fees.

Family Tuition Grant
For families that have more than one daughter/son enrolled simultaneously at AUSas full-time undergraduates in a degree program, a tuition discount of 25 percent is given to each sibling after the first.
Partial Graduate assistantships
  • Graduate Research Assistantships (GRAs): A GRA allows graduate students to develop research experience by working with a faculty member on research-related activities. 
  • Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAs): These are allow graduate students to gain teaching-related experience through part-time employment in positions such as lab assistants.