By joining the AUS community, you are becoming part of a proud tradition of academic excellence, community contribution and personal transformation. We can’t wait to see what you will achieve during your time with us.
This page provides important information on finalizing your admission and settling into life at AUS. If you have any questions about the process, please contact us—we want to hear from you.
To finalize your admission to AUS, you will need to do the following:
If you need any assistance in completing these tasks, please contact us to book a meeting with an admissions advisor.
We can also assist you with other admissions related inquiries, such as:
We know you’re excited to get to campus, but before you do, there are a few key things you need to do.
- Apply for your student visa if required.
- Apply for student accommodation, if you plan to live on campus.
- Apply for a financial grant or scholarship.
Opportunities for financial support are available for eligible AUS students, including first-year students.
As a new student, you will be required to submit a Medical Record Form to University Health Services (UHS). You can wait to submit the form until you are physically attending classes on campus. The Medical Record Form must be endorsed and stamped by a physician. You can complete it in your home country with a licensed general physician or have it completed by AUS University Health Services.
Medical insurance is compulsory for all AUS-sponsored students (that is, students with a visa sponsored by AUS) and for all students who don’t have health insurance coverage of their own. Read more about the plans we have for students here.
To access the software and electronic resources needed to study at AUS, you must own an internet-capable laptop or similar device capable of running Microsoft Windows or macOS applications.
You may choose to use an existing laptop or device. If you plan to purchase a new one, you should select a laptop with the recommended specifications according to your college/major here.
New students can request pick-up service from Sharjah International Airport and Dubai International Airport (Terminals 1, 2 and 3). If you need pick-up service, please submit the Airport to Campus Transportation Form. An AUS representative will be assigned to welcome you at the airport. Rates for the transportation service are listed on the request form. Click here for any other transportation-related questions or email [email protected].
Our week-long New Student Orientation takes place the week before classes start, and will include events for both you and your parents. The program is packed with important information and memorable activities to help you get your AUS experience off to a great start. We’ll introduce you to AUS and your college/school, help you connect with classmates, and introduce you to the various support services available to you.
At orientation, you will also register for the classes you will take in your first semester. To be able to register for these classes, your application file must be complete.
Once your file is completed you will be contacted by your college or school to be registered for the courses that you will be taking in your first semester at AUS. You will be required to attend an Academic Orientation where you will find out the process for course registration. By the end of orientation week you will receive your class schedule for this semester.
Orientation is extremely important to ensuring all new AUS students receive the best start to university life possible and is therefore mandatory. We will email you with all the information you need to participate in orientation closer to the event.
Once you’re on campus, we’ve got a lot of great resources designed to help you get a great start as a Proud AUSer.
You'll find a comprehensive list of support services on the New Student Orientation page, but we've highlighted some of this information below for your quick reference.
We also encourage you to check out the AUS Resources brochure and browse the information below.
All students must carry an AUS ID card. You can request an AUS ID card by sending a passport sized photograph (with a white background) to [email protected].
The AUS ID card is more than just a university ID card. Use your AUS ID card at selected establishments to get generous discounts. Please click here for a list of participating retailers.
If you are a faculty or staff member or a student, you must register your vehicle(s) and display a valid AUS parking sticker on the windshield. Registration entitles a person to drive on campus and to park in designated parking spaces. Please note that a car sticker does not guarantee a specific location or availability of a parking space. Hangtags are available for faculty, staff and students who own more than one car.
A branch of the Sharjah Islamic Bank is conveniently located on campus. The bank requires the following to open an account:
Automatic teller machines (ATMs) are available on campus 24/7. For more information, contact Sharjah Islamic Bank at 06 599 9999.
To be eligible to obtain a UAE driver's license, you must be at least 18 years old. Here's what you'll need to do:
Regulations for obtaining a driving license vary by nationality. The Sharjah University City Police Office will inform you of the latest regulations and guide you through the process required for obtaining your driving license.
One Stop - The AUS Solution Center is a great resource for students and their families. Centrally located in the AUS Main Building, this one-stop shop can help you get things done! Our friendly team can answer your questions on a variety of topics, including student accounts, financial grants and scholarships, housing, transportation, admission, IT services, library services, general information about our colleges/school, student employment, medical insurance, security services, graduate studies, visa services and more. The center is also equipped with iPads stations where students can complete important forms and make online payments.
Visit One Stop on the mezzanine floor of the Main Building Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You can also reach us at [email protected] or +971 6 515 5555.
The IT Support Service Desk is your central point of contact for any IT-related issues you may be facing. We recommend you check this list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) first, and if you still need support call +971 6 515 2121 or email [email protected].
Operating hours are 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
Here's a great tip for staying organized: print a copy of the academic calendar and keep it inside your student diary or organizer for easy reference.
You can download a copy at the link below.
Because university life is made up of so many decisions, it is important to have a guide to help you through.
The university catalog is vitally important when it comes to choosing and planning your degree and academic life at AUS. The catalog is a comprehensive guide to the degrees and course structure, as well as an in-depth look at each course and the prerequisites required.
Getting to campus and finding your way around our 123-hectare campus can be a bit overwhelming at first.
Check out this page for a list of maps and directions to help you get your bearings.
As an AUS student, you have access to one of the premier libraries in the region, with collections of books, e-books, journals and more to support your learning. Our librarians are here to help. Drop-in online to chat with a librarian by using the chat function on the Library website.
The First Year Experience (FYE) program helps first-year students like you discover your potential so that you get the most out of your university experience. We do this by supporting you from the moment you begin your journey as a #Proud_AUSer. Learn more by clicking the button below.
You can also download our free publication How to Survive Your First Year at University: A Practical Guide for New Students here.
Beyond the classroom, AUS students enjoy a vibrant and dynamic campus life with access to a wide range of extracurricular activities, clubs, teams and associations.
These activities are an essential part of AUS student life. Whether you’re taking part in our annual Global Day event, attending or performing in our impressive line-up of concerts and events, or giving back to the community through our many volunteering opportunities, AUS offers you a memorable and impactful student experience.
The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) is responsible for providing you with the best student experience possible. Learn more about the extracurricular opportunities available to you as an AUSer at the link below.
We love any opportunity to bring the AUS community together and celebrate what it means to be a #Proud_AUSer.
Here are some of our favorites:
Week of Welcome: The first week of each semester is kicked off with a Week of Welcome! The week is packed with a wide range of events and activities for all AUS students, as well as a selection of exclusive events for our brand-new first-year AUSers. From quiz nights to cultural events and fitness sessions, there are plenty of options for everyone.
Club Fair: Every semester the Office of Student Affairs hosts a Club Fait to give students a chance to explore a wide range of extracurricular activities and connect with other AUSers with shared interests. Check out the list of clubs and associations that you can be part of.
AUS Leopards Day: The leopard is the AUS mascot. On AUS Leopards Day, we celebrate our mascot and invite everyone—students, faculty and staff—to wear their AUS pride in the form of university or college/school colors, Leopards uniforms or AUS-branded clothing.
Global Day: A highlight of the AUS calendar, we love this celebration of our cultural diversity as one of the top five most diverse university communities in the world.
During orientation you will have the chance to join a tour of Sharjah's top tourism and cultural destinations to get a taste of what to expect from your new home.
There are many reasons why Sharjah has become a leading destination for university study, at both an undergraduate and graduate level. The third largest city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and part of the Dubai-Sharjah-Ajman metropolitan area, Sharjah is a dynamic, international and exciting place for students of all ages and backgrounds.
Sharjah is widely regarded as the cultural capital of the UAE, hosting a number of world-class museums and exhibitions. It is also known for its natural beauty, located on the sparkling Arabian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman and in easy driving distance to the sand dunes of the Arabian desert.
AUS is located just minutes from the heart of Dubai and the Dubai International Airport, providing students with easy access to the world-famous attractions of the neighboring emirate.
Sharjah has an active student community, providing a culturally diverse environment from students from all around the globe to meet, explore, develop and innovate. With a mix of languages, cuisines and cultural pursuits, Sharjah is rapidly establishing itself as a world-class student city.