Sharakah | American University of Sharjah

As part of the university's community engagement strategic initiative, AUS introduced the Sharakah program to foster partnerships with select schools in the UAE.  Through Sharakah, AUS engages school teachers and students by offering a wide range of events, activities and programs, from teacher workshops and training, to academic events and sports competitions for students, as well as sponsorship for school publications and events. Additionally, AUS offers exclusive scholarships for students from the Sharakah partners schools.

Our special relationship has proven to be exceedingly popular with schools and students throughout the Emirates.

Read on to find out more about what Sharakah has to offer your students and your school.


The Sharakah program offers a wide variety of activities for high school students and teachers from our partner schools. Our past events range from educational initiatives like the math competition MathFest and our celebration of physics at FUNtastic FZX, to our annual Sharakah Sports Festival and more. We also help students get ready for placement tests through our study skills workshops and offer training programs that support teachers in their professional development.

Please click here to see our past events.

Upcoming Events

Check our website for upcoming events.

Academic Events

Sports Events

Sharakah Partner Schools

Our Sharakah partner schools include renowned institutions across the country, establishing a framework of cooperation helping students to have an easy transition from school to university.


Abu Dhabi

ABC Private School

Al Dhafra Schools

Al Ittihad National Private School

Al Ittihad National Private School-Shakbout

Al Nahda National School-Boys

Al Nahda National School-Girls

Al Najah Private School

International Community School

Rawafed Private School

Al Ain

Al Ittihad Private School

Liwa International School

Madar International School


 Al Ittihad Private School- Al Mamzar

Al Ittihad Private School- Jumeirah

Al Mawakeb School- Al Barsha

Al Mawakeb School- Al Gharhoud

American School of Creative Science

Dubai International School- Al Garhoud

Dubai International School- Al Quoz

Dubai National School- Al Barsha

Dubai National School- Al Twar

Greenwood International School

International School of Arts and Sciences

National Charity School Dubai

Nibras International School

Philadelphia Private School

Sharjah American International School

Ras Al Khaimah

RAK American Academy for Girls


Al Durrah International School

Al Ma'arifa International Private School

Al Shola Private School

Al Zuhour Private School

Dawha School

Delhi Private School

National Charity School

Providence English Private School

SAMA American Private School

Sharjah American International School

Victoria English School

Victoria International School of Sharjah


The First Academy

Umm Al Quwain


Sharjah American International School

GEMS Education Schools
Abu Dhabi

GEMS American Academy

GEMS Cambridge International School

GEMS United Indian School

GEMS Winchester School

Sheikh Zayed Private Academy-Boys 

Sheikh Zayed Private Academy-Girls

The Cambridge High School

Al Ain

Our Own English High School


Al Khaleej National School

Cambridge International School

GEMS Al Barsha National School-Boys

GEMS Al Barsha National School-Girls

GEMS Dubai American Academy

GEMS FirstPoint School

GEMS Founders School

GEMS International School

GEMS Metropole School

GEMS Modern AcademyD

GEMS New Millennium School

GEMS Our Own Indian School

GEMS United School

GEMS Wellington Academy-Al Khail

GEMS Wellington Academy-Silicon Oasis

GEMS Wellington International School

GEMS Winchester School

GEMS World Academy

Jumeirah College

Our Own English High School

Our Own High School 

The Millenium School

The Westminster School

The Winchester School-Jebel Ali


Our Own English High School

Ras Al Khaimah

GEMS Westminster School


GEMS Millennium School

GEMS Westminster School

Our Own English High School-BoysS

Our Own English High School-Girls

Wesgreen International School-Boys

Wesgreen International School-Girls

Athena Education

Al Zuhour Private School

Al Wahda Private Schools

Al Resalah International School of Science

Al Resalah American International School


American International School

International Academic School 

Grammar School 

Al Sadiq Islamic English School 


Al Hekma International School | Bahrain

Bahrain Bayan School | Bahrain

Maarif Education | Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 

Al-Futtaim Education Foundation

Deira International School

Universal American School

What the Students Say


Scholarship Information for School Counselors 

As a Sharakah partner school, you are invited to nominate students from your school to be considered for a Sharakah scholarship offered by AUS. We are very happy to extend this opportunity to your school and hope that it will enhance your efforts in supporting your distinguished and deserving students who are interested in joining AUS. Find out more about the scholarship and grant opportunities available to your students who qualify.

Sharakah School Scholarships

Your school can select/nominate one of your exceptional AUS applicants to receive a Sharakah School Scholarship named after your school. This scholarship covers 45 percent remission on tuition, lab fees and on-campus housing (sharing room for women and men; single and double for men only). To be eligible, applicants must be evaluated by an established school committee, within the following guidelines:

  • demonstrated outstanding personal qualities and leadership abilities in school and the community
  • have made scientific or literary contributions to his/her local community
  • received special honors or awards for community service and school extracurricular activities
  • achieved a minimum high school average equivalent to 90 percent and above in either (1) at least two of the last three years or (2) final year of secondary education

a)      Every Sharakah School can select/nominate one student for a Sharakah School Scholarship (nominated applicants should have applied to AUS and received an AUS ID number [email protected] )

b)     Sharakah Schools must form a committee to finalize their selection/nomination and send the applicant’s information by completing a digital form. To receive the digital form, please send your request to [email protected].

c)     The recommended applicant named by the school will be awarded the scholarship in writing and must accept it by the established AUS deadline.

d)  The awarded applicant will not be eligible for a financial grant or merit scholarship in addition to the Sharakah School Scholarship. 


Other Grants and Scholarships Available  

AUS offers the opportunity for a university education to those who have the necessary talent and commitment, but perhaps not the finances. Two out of three students at AUS receive grants and scholarships each year. For more information on the range of scholarships and grants available to qualifying students, please click here.

Within established guidelines, AUS will work to help financially challenged students from your school who are interested in joining the university. To help us in this regard, we would truly appreciate your support in sharing information about our scholarship and grant opportunities to interested parents and students. 

We are happy to work collaboratively with you on cases that require special consideration. We encourage you to connect directly with the Office of Financial Grants and Scholarships to discuss the cases of applicants who have special circumstances.


AUS is pleased to offer its Sharakah Partners partial sponsorship for projects that fall under the following categories:

  • school yearbook and other institutional publications
  • events and activities that are directly related to students in Grades 10, 11 and 12
  • use of the AUS auditorium for graduation ceremonies (venue only, subject to availability)
  • school open days and fairs that are directly related to students in Grades 10, 11 and 12

To submit a request, please complete this form.

We look forward to receiving your sponsorship requirements by the third week of February. 

For more information, [email protected].

What Our Partners Say

Contact Us

The Sharakah program is open to high schools and general secondary schools in the UAE and abroad. If your school would like to apply to be part of the Sharakah program, please complete this application form.

Find out more about the Sharakah program:
Click here to book an online meeting with a Sharakah officer.
Email | [email protected]
Tel | +971 6 515 1001/ +971 50 627 5286

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