American University of Sharjah

Admission Requirements

Admition Requirements at AUS

Admission Requirements

Admission to all AUS graduate programs is processed through the Office of Enrollment Management.

Graduate admission committees within each program review the candidate's application and make recommendations for admission.

Enrolling at AUS is a three step process:

Step one:

Apply by filling and submitting the Online Application for Graduate Admission. Or download and fill out the graduate application form

Step two:

Compile the supporting documents mentioned below with your application form:

  • Two recent passport size photographs
  • A photocopy of your passport
  • A non-refundable application fee of AED 450
  • Official transcript and graduation diploma
  • TOEFL and GMAT score reports as required (if available at the time of applying)

Please refer to page 6 on the application form for additional specific requirements.

International applicants are required to present an equivalency of their degree from the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research located in Abu Dhabi. For details on the requirements, kindly contact the Ministry at: +971 2 6951300, +971 2 6428000 or visit their website:

Make sure the required certifications/attestations (as per the Ministry's requirement) are done prior to leaving your country of residence. This will allow for submission of the equivalency application to the Ministry with its supporting documents upon your arrival to the UAE. Once the Ministry receives the required, a receipt is issued promptly, which is the final stage of the equivalency process.

Also note that all applicants would need to show evidence of the following:

  • A minimum paper-based TOEFL score of 550 or internet-based TOEFL score of 80 (for full admission)
  • A minimum paper-based TOEFL score of 530 or internet-based TOEFL score of 71 (for conditional admission)

Step three:

Send in your completed form and relevant documents to the following address:  

American University of Sharjah
Office of Enrollment Management/Graduate Admissions
P.O. Box 26666
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 6 515 1000

Please remember that incomplete applications are not processed.

Keep in mind that applicants must satisfy both general university requirements for graduate study and graduate program-specific admission criteria. The Office of Enrollment Management/Graduate Admissions will notify you of the university's final decision.