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. Alternatively, to apply in person, please visit the Office of Enrollment Management at AUS.

Following are the requirements to complete the application for graduate admission:

  1. Original attested graduation diploma and attested official transcript showing grading scale
  2. Copy of the applicant's passport
  3. If available when applying, Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score report or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score report
  4. Current CV
  5. Payment of the non-refundable application fee of AED 450 (US $1= 3.65 UAE Dirhams)
  6. Additional program-specific requirements:
    • MBA applicants are required to submit GMAT or MBA test results. 
    • TESOL applicants are required to submit EWET test results.  
    • College of Engineering applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation. These are to be filled and emailed by the referee directly to graduateadmission@aus.edu (template can be downloaded from www.aus.edu/graduate/rfcga).        

Applicants with a bachelor's degree from universities outside the UAE are required to present a certificate equivalency from the UAE Ministry of Education (MOE). For details on the requirements, kindly contact the Ministry at 800 51115 or visit the MOE 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, or Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 overall (for full admission)
  • A minimum paper-based TOEFL score of 530 or internet-based TOEFL score of 71, or Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 overall (for conditional admission, except MBA and TESOL)

Step two:

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.