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?

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


Yes, there are three types of scholarships that are available to AUS students:

1- Financial Grants: First-time students may apply, if they meet the following requirements:

  • Have received an official letter of admission to the university
  • Have limited financial resources

The amount of grant to be awarded depends on the financial need and academic qualifications of the applicant. Moreover, approved applicants planning to reside on campus in sharing or double rooms may be also granted partial assistance toward their residential hall fees

2- University Merit Scholarship: Newly admitted students who achieve a minimum average of 95 percent or equivalent in the last year of secondary education are eligible for a Merit Scholarship of 10 percent of tuition fees.

3- Chancellor's Scholarship (highly competitive): Newly admitted students may apply for the Chancellor's Scholars Award, which ranges from 75 percent to 100 percent of the tuition fees if they meet the following requirements:

  • submit an essay detailing extracurricular activities, talents, social activities, and anticipated contribution to AUS
  • outstanding personal qualities and leadership abilities in school and the community
  • scientific or literary contributions to the community
  • special school or community honors or awards
  • community service and school extracurricular activities
  • a minimum average of 95 percent or equivalent in the last three years of secondary education
  • limited financial resources

Q: Are transfer students included in the scholarships policy?

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