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Residential Halls FAQs
Q: How do I apply for accommodation at the AUS Residential Halls?
Q: What are the room rates?
Q: How do I apply for accommodation in AUS Residential Halls?
Q: Does AUS guarantee that accommodation will be provided to me if I apply?
Q: Will I be assigned any room type or dormitory I want?
Q: How will I know whether my Application Form for accommodation has reached you?
Q: How do I know that a room has been reserved for me?
Q: How do I apply for a room in the residential halls?
For new students
If you are a new student and have received the document package from the Office of Enrollment Management, complete the Housing Application Form and send it the Office of Enrollment Management along with the following:
a) AED 500 room reservation fee, which is not refundable but will be deducted from your housing fees when you join the university
b) AED 1,000 room damage deposit, which is refundable at time you permanently leave the residential hall
c) AED 5,000 AUS seat reservation fee
Important: Apart from the above fee requirements, we will also check if you are enrolled for an AUS course prior to processing your housing application.
Priority will be given to full-time undergraduate applicants.
If you did not receive a form, they are available here. Please send the filled Housing Application Form back with the other forms to the Office of Enrollment Management or mail the Housing Application Form to Student Residential Life Department, PO Box 26666, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. You can also email a scanned copy to email@example.com or fax a filled application form to +971 6 515 2294.
For AUS Students Living Off Campus
If you are already a student at AUS and want to stay in the residential halls, obtain a Housing Application Form from the Residential Halls Office or download from here. After you complete the form, get it stamped by Student Accounts to ensure that the AED 500 room reservation fee has been paid. Next, submit it in one of the ways mentioned above.
For Resident Students
Students currently living in the residential halls who want to renew their agreement for the upcoming semester will have to login to Banner and apply for a renewal of agreement for the specified semester and during the period of application submission announced by the Residential Halls Department. It is important to note that the accommodation agreement is valid for full-time registered students only.
Q: What is the room fee for the residential halls?
Q: Do you guarantee me a place in a residential hall?
Q: What if I don’t get one of my preferred room choices?
Q: How will I know whether my Housing Application Form has reached you?
Q: I received a Leave Form with my Housing Application Form. What is this for?
Q: How do I find my accommodation?
Q: What types of rooms are available?
Q: Are the halls single-sex or mixed?
Q: Are there any halls for married students?
Q: What is provided in my room?
Q: Am I allowed to bring my own furniture or fixtures for my room?
Q: Can I bring my bicycle?
Q: Can I bring my car?
Q: What will the phone number for my room be?
Q: How do I connect my personal computer to the campus network in my room?
Q: Is there Wi-Fi access in student rooms?
Q: Do I have to vacate my room during breaks between semesters and during short university holidays?
Q: Can I have guests stay in my room?
Q: Will my room be safe and secure?
Q: When can I move into my assigned room?
Q: What transportation is available on campus?
Q: What if I want to transfer to another room?
Q: What is the cancellation procedure?
Q: How long can I stay after my room assignment is cancelled?
Q: Are meals available in the residential halls?
Q: Are shopping malls easily reachable for students living on campus?
Q: Can I leave my belongings in my room during the vacations?
Q: Can I stay at AUS during vacations?
Q: Is there a shop on the campus for hall residents?
Q: Do you provide accommodation for couples or families?
Q: Do you have a common kitchen in the residential halls?
Q: What are the laundry facilities in the dorms?
Q: Do you provide bed linens and towels?
Q: Is there a room cleaning service in the residential halls?
Q: Is there a quiet wing for graduate students?
Q: Can I put up my own pictures/decorations in my room?
Q: Do you provide wheelchair access for disabled persons?
Q: What type of electric plugs and voltage are used?
Q: Do you provide meals in the dorms?