American University of Sharjah (AUS), one of the country's top-ranked universities, provides students with many opportunities to expand their horizons and pursue programmes of study that will position them for success in the future. Offering a curriculum based on the American model, AUS has been independently accredited in the United States by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education since June 2004. The university is licensed and its degree programmes are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the UAE Ministry of Education's Higher Education Affairs Division.

As a comprehensive university offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programmes, AUS provides teaching and learning that is enriched by possibilities to engage with faculty on research and creative work and access to numerous extra- and co-curricular programmes that focus on the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for success in the twenty-first century. At present, there are 74 clubs and organisations students can join, developing their cultural and community interests. AUS is also excellent preparation for a globally-oriented future as a result of the diversity of students enrolled. Over 90 nationalities are represented among current students, and AUS is acknowledged by Times Higher Education as being among the top three universities in the world with the highest percentage of international students. This rich and supportive environment enables students to thrive.

AUS graduates are well-placed to gain employment across the world. Currently, the university's alumni occupy senior positions not only in the Middle East, but also in Europe, North America, Australia and throughout the world. AUS graduates are employed by some the world's best known and highly respected organisations, including PWC, L'Oréal, Unilever, Proctor and Gamble, Schlumberger, Atkins, AECOM and many more. The university's focus on intellectual development and academic success also ensures that alumni are prepared for top global graduate programmes. AUS alumni have earned graduate degrees at highly respected institutions globally, including Oxford, Cambridge, MIT, Harvard and many others.

The mission of AUS is to prepare engaged and effective members of society who display mastery in their areas of specialisation, communicate clearly, think critically and solve problems creatively. The university is enriched by its diversity and distinguished by a holistic approach to education. Commitments to diversity extend to providing access to higher education for highly qualified students who require support in order to advance their educational goals. Through an extensive merit-based scholarship and need-based financial grant program, AUS ensures that student's aspirations become reality.

"American University of Sharjah affords students the opportunity to learn within a diverse and intellectually rich environment, preparing them for the demands of an increasingly interconnected world. Our students and alumni are evidence of the transformative education we offer. From contributing to the UAE's Mars mission to international recognition for achievements across many fields, our students and alumni are making significant contributions in the region and beyond. AUS ensures broad access to higher education for academically qualified students through a comprehensive grants and scholarships programme. We invite you to connect with us."


Kevin Mitchell
American University of Sharjah

"The solid education and research experience I have gained during my studies at AUS made me a competitive candidate for graduate studies immediately after graduation. The fact that professors at AUS are highly qualified, very approachable and always willing to push students to their fullest potential makes a big difference to the student experience."

Muneera Fayyad
Graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences

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