American University of Sharjah

Residential Halls

AUS Residential Life

New and Prospective Students

Are you a student who will be coming to live in the AUS Residential Halls for the first time? You are at the right place to get information.

Our role is to make your time at AUS more comfortable, prevent any stress and help you make a seamless change from home to the residential halls. In this section we hope to provide all the useful information.

The Application Process

For most prospective students, their first point of contact regarding admission to AUS is the Office of Enrollment Management. Once you have applied to AUS and received a Letter of Admission from the AUS Office of Enrollment Management, you can apply for on-campus accommodation using one of the following two options:

1. Online Housing Application for New Students

We encourage all new applicants to use the online Housing Application Form if they wish to stay in the residential halls on campus. You will be able to do this when you receive your AUS email username and password.

1. Please go to and login using your AUS email username and password.
2. Once logged in, go to Current Applicants and then Housing Application Form for Applicants.
3. Read the Housing Agreement (Download).
4. Select the Residential Hall and Room Type preferences.
5. If you are applying for a sharing or semi-private room and know the AUS ID and name of your roommate, please enter it where asked on the form.
6. Enter remarks or additional information in the Remarks field.
7. Click Submit Application if you have completed all the required information.

Note: You have an option to save the form and submit it later.

Once we process your application, we will send you an email to your registered email address confirming your room details.

2. Paper-based Housing Application Form

You can download and print the Housing Application Form from our webpage here, or pick up a copy from our office in the AUS Student Center, First Floor, Room A258.

Please send the completed housing application by mail or courier addressed to Student Residential Life Department, PO Box 26666, American University of Sharjah, Al Muweileh Street, Opp Sharjah Airport, University City, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

You can also send us your housing application form by emailing a scanned copy to or faxing the form to +9716 5152294. We will send you an e-mail acknowledgement once we receive your application.


Please ensure that all necessary pre-registration fees have been transferred to AUS. This includes the Room Reservation Fee of AED 500 and the Seat Reservation Deposit of AED 5,000.

Submitting the Housing Application Form along with the required fee does not guarantee that a room will be assigned as this is subject to availability. All applications are subject to being processed on first-come, first-served basis.

If you have any questions related to the application process or the residential halls, please visit our FAQs webpage or write us at or call +971 6 515 2244.