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 2016-2017?

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?

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?


Payments to the AUS cashier are accepted in the following forms:

Cash: Denomination of UAE Dirhams only

Check: Current dated, UAE Dirhams checks drawn on a UAE bank (bounced checks are subject to fine)

Cards: All major debit and credit cards (Card payments are subject to handling fees.)

Direct deposit and bank transfer to:

  • Bank: Sharjah Islamic Bank (AUS Branch)
  • Account Name: American University of Sharjah
  • Account #. 0029-200170-001
  • IBAN: AE65 0410 0000 2920 0170 001

The student's name (as per passport) and AUS ID number (if available) must be mentioned on all deposits and transfers.

Scan the deposit slip or transfer confirmation and email to or fax it to Finance: +971 6 515 2190

For further finance-related inquiries, please contact Student Accounts on +971 6 515 2233 or +971 6 515 2039 or +971 6 515 2282 or send email to


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

Q: Are transfer students included in the scholarships policy?

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