American University of Sharjah (AUS) is a comprehensive, independent, non-profit, coeducational institution of higher education that fosters excellence in teaching, learning and research. Based on an American model of higher education and grounded in the culture of the Gulf region, AUS fosters a community that embraces cultural diversity and whose members are committed to the ideals of open intellectual inquiry, ethical behavior, and social and civic responsibility. From its inception, AUS was envisioned as a place that would “feel” like an American campus.
While Arabic is the official language of the United Arab Emirates, the language of instruction at AUS is English. All classes and administrative functions are conducted in English.
AUS is an extremely diverse community of faculty, staff and students, e.g. 80% of our 6,500+ students come from outside the UAE, from around 92 countries throughout the Arabic/Islamic region and beyond. Studying abroad at AUS allows students to enroll directly at a US-accredited institution, while exposing them to a truly internationalized community in a rapidly growing, exciting part of the world.
The AUS campus offers the full range of amenities, including a post-office, bank, convenience stores, cafes, a travel office, health clinic, pharmacy, bowling alley, bookstore, etc.
American University of Sharjah (AUS) FactSheet
Exchange students enroll directly in courses in the following academic areas:
- College of Architecture, Art & Design: Architecture, Interior Design, Design Management, Multimedia Design, Visual Communication Master of Urban Planning
- College of Arts & Sciences: English Language & Literature, International Studies, Mass Communication, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Translation & Interpreting, Museum & Heritage Studies
- School of Business Administration: Economics, Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Management, Management Information System and Marketing
Ms. Grace Morales - International Exchange Programs Advisor
Phone: +971 6 515 4018
International Exchange Office (IXO) MG 43
American University of Sharjah
P.O. Box 26666
Academics & Support
The schedule for spring courses
will be available at the end of October.
The schedule for fall courses
will be available in mid-March.
Need a syllabus? Send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the course name and number (ex. ARA 101).
On admission to AUS, students register for five courses (15-16 credits). View the course catalogs here
Arabic language courses are available. Please refer to the 'Arabic Language Offerings
' advising sheet for details.
- Fall Term: Starts mid-late August, ends late-December
- Spring Term: Starts mid-late January, ends mid-May
For more information on finances and scholarships, visit OIP’s website
The AUS campus houses 12 separate residential halls for men and women, and approximately 40 percent of AUS students live on campus. Accommodation ranging from private rooms to double rooms is available. Complete housing information can be found here
Please click on the Apply Now button on this page to submit an online application to OIP. For detailed information on the application process visit the OIP website
Students with disabilities are encouraged to speak with their OIP Advisors about any concerns or questions they may have about studying abroad.
Read the AUS Factsheet
for more information.