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Welcome to American University of Sharjah

American University of Sharjah (AUS) provides an undergraduate education and student experience like no other, offering 28 majors and 46 minors at the undergraduate level. We have a strong record of employability and a solid reputation for graduates ready to contribute to business, culture, science and government. With our alumni enrolled in prestigious master’s and PhD programs at institutions such as Oxford, Cambridge, MIT and Harvard, there is no doubt AUS students are well prepared for a remarkable future.

The remarkableness of our students comes from an unwavering commitment to academic excellence and scholarly pursuits, fostered through world-class faculty and exceptional facilities. We are committed to ensuring that students with the requisite qualifications and talents have access to the outstanding education AUS provides, offering financial assistance to qualified undergraduate students to help with their education costs, with more than AED80 million (more than USD20 million) awarded in merit- and need-based grants and scholarships each year. These are awarded regardless of race, color, gender, religion or national origin.

AUS’ consistently strong performance across the global university rankings tables shows the quality of education we provide. Such accolades include:

Ranked among the top 350 universities in the world

AUS is among the top 350 universities in the world according to QS World University Rankings. The university’s performance in these rankings is evidence of our continued commitment to excellence in teaching, research and contributions to our community.

Ranked among the top ten Arab universities

AUS has been ranked among the top ten Arab universities by QS World University Rankings every year for the past five consecutive years. We are a leader in the Arab world in providing academic and extracurricular opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students and in advancing knowledge through teaching, research, scholarly activity and creative work.

Ranked the most diverse university in the world

AUS has the highest percentage of international students of any ranked university in the world according to the Times Higher Education (THE) rankings. We are a closely-knit community that embraces its diversity and provides a rich, supportive environment for students to thrive in as they become outward-looking and responsible individuals ready to join the world.

Ranked among the world’s top 50 under 50 universities

AUS is among the top 50 universities in the world under the age of 50 years according to QS World University Rankings. AUS is one of the top young universities in the world and has achieved this status as a result of the accomplishments of highly qualified full-time faculty, exceptional students and talented alumni who have risen to positions of prominence in the region and beyond.

Ranked among the top 250 universities in Asia

AUS is ranked among the top 250 universities in Asia according to the Times Higher Education (THE) rankings. This ranking recognizes the university’s position among higher education institutions in Asia and is an acknowledgment of excellence in teaching and research, contributions to knowledge transfer, and international outlook.

MENA region’s best performing university in sustainability

AUS is the MENA region's best performing university in the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System. We are committed to the conscientious use of resources that maximizes potential in the present and ensures continuity into the future.

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