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American University of Sharjah (AUS)



Founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Sharjah, the university was envisaged by His Highness as a leading educational institution in the Gulf region. 


AUS offers 26 majors and 45 minors at the undergraduate level, and 13 master’s degrees through the College of Architecture, Art and Design, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering and the School of Business Administration. 


Research is woven into the fabric of education in the 21st century. Education, once focused on knowledge learning, has transformed into a means of knowledge discovery. New knowledge discovered has the potential to improve our lives, advance our communities, and profoundly benefit humanity and the environment. More importantly, the process of discovery continually allows researchers (whether students, faculty, scientists or clinicians) to challenge their limits


The Career Development Unit at the Office of Advancement and Alumni Affairs provides continuous support, advice and guidance for current students (as well as graduates) in order to help them secure rewarding professional careers and internship opportunities. The Unit conducts preparatory programs, workshops, conferences, seminars and training courses that enhance a variety of skills including those required for interviews, employment contract negotiations, career planning and CV writing.

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Student services

As one of the most dynamic units of the university, we are committed to facilitating the cultural, social, emotional, physical, ethical and intellectual development of all students so that they may become responsible and effective individuals. We encourage our students to participate in athletics as well as to get involved in social and cultural activities both on and off-campus. We also ensure that university rules and regulations concerning student life are adhered to and followed. 

Housing services

AUS offers on-campus housing facilities and dining options for both students and faculty, creating true community spirit. Our self-contained campus is one of the primary reasons why AUS has earned such renown throughout the region.

Library services

Renowned as one of the premier libraries in the region, the AUS Library provides collections, services and programs to support the curricular and research needs of the university community.

ICT services

The Information Technology Department (ITD) is responsible for managing and maintaining the core IT infrastructure resources of the university. Some of these services include IT support, infrastructure, management information systems and information security services.

Medical services

At UHC we aim to complement the academic mission of our university and are dedicated to providing primary healthcare as well as education and supportive services to the AUS community, including students.

Student Life

Campus life

Our unique, multifaceted campus has a lot to offer. From athletics and support services to commencement activities and the latest university news, check out the menu on the left to catch a glimpse of our exciting world

Sports facilities

Whether you are looking to get in shape or participate in team sports such as soccer, basketball, cricket, handball and volleyball, the AUS Sports Complex is the place to go. The sports facilities are open to students, faculty and staff for a variety of recreational and competitive athletic activities. The Student Athletics and Recreation Department staff also actively pursue developing and improving the level of sports in the UAE through athletic championships, symposia and training courses. Everyone in the AUS community is entitled to make use of the extensive facilities and opportunities provided by the Student Athletics and Recreation Department.

Student clubs

Joining a campus club helps you meet other students and gives you opportunities to build your leadership skills, giving you a competitive advantage when applying for jobs. Our multicultural student study body has a wide variety of interests, and the large and growing number of student clubs and organizations reflects this. With financial and promotional backing from the Student Activities Office (SAO), new clubs can be formed and individual activities are supported and funded.


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 has been accredited in the United States of America by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education since June 2004.

Sharjah, Ash Shariqah, United Arab Emirates

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