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American University in Sharjah
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring,
Summer
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 09/24/2014** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
 Program Type:
Direct Enroll Language of Instruction: English
Language Prerequisite: No Housing Options: Dormitory
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Program Advisor: Lisa Brown, Study Abroad Advisor
Courses Offered: Accounting, Aerospace Engineering, Arabic, Art History, Arts, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, Film, Finance, History, International Studies, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Pre-Architecture, Psychology, Sociology, Statistics, Theater, Women's and Gender Studies, World Literature
Program Description:
                            AUS

Why AUS?

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. An engaged, productive and effective member of society, AUS educates lifelong learners who display mastery in the core competencies of their areas of specialization, and who communicate clearly, think critically and solve problems creatively.


AUS offers you the chance to experience authentic American education in the Gulf: this statement has four meanings:
  1. The standard of instruction is the same as that of outstanding universities in America.
  2. The method of classroom instruction is American in its emphasis on individual initiative, active learning and the application of knowledge.
  3. Student life on campus is rich with clubs, sports and cultural events.
  4. The curriculum is organized according to the American pattern of semesters and courses.

Academic Highlight

The standard of instruction is the same as that of outstanding universities in America; the method of classroom instruction is American in its emphasis on individual initiative, active learning and the application of knowledge; student life on campus is rich with clubs, sports and cultural events; the curriculum is organized according to the American pattern of semesters and courses. This program utilizes the same grading scale and credit system as the USA.  AUS has a faculty of the highest distinction in order to provide the best possible courses of instruction. These faculty members have been distinguished not only for their dedication to excellence in teaching but also for their engagement at the forefront of their disciplines in scholarship and research. Here you will discover that our mission is not narrowly focused on providing only a technical education. Far more than that, AUS prides itself on our track record of educating leaders who have a broad experience of many intellectual traditions, many ways of knowing.

The university's architecture degree program became the first program of its kind outside North America to be given accreditation by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) of the United States; The College of Engineering is ranked the number one choice of engineering students around the region; and the School of Business and Management is one of the top choices for business students in the Gulf. The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is committed to its practice of providing educational outreach to the community at large by conducting educational events such as conferences, open lectures, special event days and theatrical performances.


Student Life

At AUS, we encourage our students to take any opportunity that helps them grow and develop as global citizens and actively engage with numerous other partner universities and organizations to achieve that goal. The campus has 23 sports teams (13 for males and 10 for females) and 64 student clubs (32 cultural clubs and 32 non-cultural clubs).
One of the most important features of life at AUS is its truly multicultural environment: they have close to 80 nationalities on campus! Their Office of International Exchange Programs was established to foster and enhance this very aspect.


Living in Sharjah

American University Sharjah is located in one of the seven territories that comprise the United Arab Emirates (UAE)—Sharjah –and is a perfect choice for the student who seeks a unique and traditional experience in the Emirate that is known as the culture center of the UAE. Sharjah is rich in museums, historical centers, exquisite mosques and souks (markets) that reflect centuries-old Arab architecture, history and customs. From ancient times to the modern day, Sharjah boasts a well-deserved reputation throughout the region as an important center of commerce and trade as well as art and culture.