American University of Sharjah

Frequently Asked Questions: Undergraduate Programs

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Undergraduate Programs FAQs

Q: When is the admissions deadline for Academic Year 2015-2016?

Q: Where and how can someone obtain information on AUS?

Q: Where is AUS accredited?

Q: Is there any office or agency that officially represents AUS overseas?

Q: Does AUS offer afternoon classes, part-time or correspondence programs?

Q: Does AUS provide residency visas for its students?

Q: How long does it take AUS to issue student visas?

Q: What are the majors offered at AUS?

Q: Is AUS affiliated with any other American university?

Q: How do I apply for a master’s degree program?

Q: What is the minimum high school average for admission?

Q: What are the secondary education certificates accepted by AUS?

Q: Does AUS ask for SAT I, TOEFL and IELTS?

Q: Does AUS conduct entrance exams?

Q: If an applicant meets the admission requirements except for the TOEFL score or IELTS score, can he/she still join AUS?

Q: Does AUS conduct TOEFL exams?


Yes, we conduct institutional TOEFL exams for AUS applicants and non-AUS applicants. Tests that are currently available include:

  • Internet-Based TOEFL (iBT)
  • Institutional TOEFL-ITP (paper-based) 

      For information about taking the TOEFL exam at AUS, please contact the AUS Testing Center at / +971 6 515 1014 / +971 6 515 1111.



      Q: What are the procedures for applying?

      Q: Does AUS accept transfer students?

      Q: How many courses does a transfer student have to complete before transferring to AUS?

      Q: What is the minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) required from a transfer applicant to be considered for admission?

      Q: How long does it take to inform a transfer applicant about the number of credits to be awarded?

      Q: Can AUS students transfer to any other institution of higher education in the United States or another country?

      Q: What is the maximum number of credit hours that may be transferred to AUS?

      Q: What are the tuition fees?

      Q: What are the housing fees?

      Q: What are the accepted forms of payment?

      Q: Does AUS offer scholarships or financial grants to students?

      Q: Are transfer students included in the scholarships policy?

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