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About AUS


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American University of Sharjah (AUS), one of the Middle East’s top ranked and most prestigious universities, is a popular choice for Pakistani students, who make up approximately 5 percent of the university’s student population. 

Acclaimed for its academic excellence and multicultural environment, AUS provides students from all backgrounds and with diverse ambitions for the future the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.


AUS is licensed and its degree programs are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the Ministry of Education's Higher Education Affairs Division in the United Arab Emirates. It offers 28 majors and 45 minors at the undergraduate level, 15 master's degrees programs and three PhD programs.



AUS is recognized by respected ranking agencies around the world for achievements across many categories and in many fields.


AUS alumni continue to leave their mark in all industries at the national and international level. Our graduates have been recruited in some of the largest global organizations, while many have assumed ministerial and high-level government positions in the UAE or established themselves as successful entrepreneurs. The world’s major business players, including Emirates Group, Etihad Airlines, Google, Unilever, Boston Consulting Group and PwC, continue to attract AUS alumni.

The region has also been enriched by the contributions of our graduates who are behind some of the most impressive architectural and interior design projects in the region, including The Museum of the Future, The Dubai Twisted Bridge, and the La Mer waterfront development.

Scholarship opportunities


At AUS, we do our best to ensure that financial means do not become a hindrance for qualified students to get the best education they deserve. We offer a wide range of grants and scholarships for undergraduate students, as well as graduate assistantships and work-study opportunities for graduate students.


With students representing approximately 90 nationalities, the celebration of cultural diversity, tolerance and respect are at the very center of the AUS student experience. AUS faculty also represent more than 45 nationalities, bringing with them diverse perspectives and a wealth of international expertise in their fields to provide our students with a truly global education.

Student life

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 events such as the Relay 4Life, AUS offers you many unique opportunities for a memorable and impactful student experience.


Students in our residential halls enjoy convenient access to everything our campus offers. Located just a short walk away from the academic buildings, sports complex, library and food outlets, our residential halls offer a comfortable living environment that is very rich in its multicultural atmosphere and offers a balanced mix of social and academic activities.

Our AUS residential halls consist of seven men's and five women's dormitory buildings, supervised by staff on a 24/7 basis. All of our residential halls are equipped with Internet access, computer labs, gyms, TV and entertainment rooms, vending machines and laundry rooms.

Discover Sharjah

AUS is located in the United Arab Emirates, which ranks second in the world's safest countries. The campus is strategically located in Sharjah’s University City, which has more than 20,000 students. A number of malls are located nearby, with convenient access to shopping, restaurants and cinemas. The campus offers 24/7 security by the Sharjah Police, campus security and a private security company.

Sharjah is one of the UAE’s seven Emirates. The city center of Sharjah is just a short drive from the metropolis of Dubai, one of the world’s leading tourism and business destinations. Overlooking the Arabian Gulf, with the desert as a backdrop, Sharjah is rich in natural beauty.

Known as one of the Islamic world’s cultural centers and the UAE’s sporting hub, there is no shortage of activities outside of campus for AUS students. Along with museums and historical sites, desert camping and camel racing are high on the list for AUS students looking to experience local culture.

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