Dynamic, supportive and transformative
AUS' reputation is a result of the commitment to academic excellence, diversity and much more
University offers many possibilities to gain the knowledge and skills that will be fundamental for success in the future. At the American University of Sharjah (AUS) students have access to accomplished full-time faculty, a vibrant campus life, a broad range of extra- and co-curricular activities, and state-of-the-art facilities that support teaching and learning.
Undergraduate and graduate students have the possibility of working directly with faculty who are conducting research and developing creative projects that have a local, regional and global impact. AUS students are routinely recognised for their performance in international venues. In the 2020 Global Undergraduate Awards for research, the university led the Middle East and Africa region as their work was selected from among 4,000 entries across 380 institutions in 50 countries.
With highly respected professional programmes and a strong liberal arts core, AUS provides its students with an opportunity to achieve in-depth knowledge in their area of specialisation and explore a range of other disciplines. It offers 28 undergraduate majors and 45 minors, 16 master's degrees and three PhD programmes in the areas of architecture, design, humanities, science, engineering and business. The excellence of these programmes has seen AUS named as one of the top 10 universities in the Arab world for the past six consecutive years (QS World University Ranking).
As a university with one of the world's highest percentages of international students (Times Higher Education), AUS embraces its diversity and nurtures a sense of belonging. Nearly 90 nationalities are represented among its student community, and 47 nationalities are represented among its faculty. With this broad outlook, AUS offers its students excellent preparation for a globally oriented future.
This commitment to diversity is evident in the comprehensive merit- and need-based support programmes, which ensures that the unique experience offered by AUS is widely accessible to qualified students, regardless of an individual's financial circumstances.
The university's graduates are a testament to the value of an AUS education. From government ministers and business leaders to award-winning designers and leaders in space exploration, AUS graduates are making an impact in the region and around the world. Many alumni have also chosen to further their education at some of the world's most selective institutions, embarking on careers in higher education and research. Our alumni maintain strong relationships with the university, ensuring a global network of support.
For more information about AUS, visit www.aus.edu.
Kevin Mitchell, Chancellor, AUS
Accomplished full-time faculty, highly qualified students and successful alumni contribute to making the American University of Sharjah (AUS) one of the region's leading universities. We invite students who are interested in pursuing their education at AUS to attend one of our upcoming virtual open days, where they can learn more about the transformative experience AUS offers. Held throughout May and June, these open days provide students and their families with important information about study and life at AUS. Topics include degree programmes, admission procedures, academic support, scholarships and grants, and more. To register for an Open Day, visit openday.aus.edu.
We look forward to welcoming you to AUS soon.
Sherif Ismail, mechanical engineering student
"American University of Sharjah (AUS) is one of the leading universities not only in the UAE but also across the Middle East. Being a student at AUS is a great pleasure because it offers a plethora of opportunities for intellectual growth and personal development. Moreover, AUS gives its students challenges and experiences that prepare them to become future leaders in the real world."
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