American University of Sharjah

American University of Sharjah

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Despite being young in age, American University of Sharjah (AUS) is acclaimed throughout the region for its academic excellence and multicultural campus life.
Founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Sharjah, the university was envisaged by His Highness as a leading educational institution in the Gulf region. Consciously based upon American institutions of higher education, AUS is thoroughly grounded in Arab culture and is part of a larger process of the revitalization of intellectual life in the Middle East. We are an independent, not-for-profit coeducational institution that is proud of its role as a leading comprehensive coeducational university, serving students from the region and around the world.

As a provider of quality higher education in the Gulf, AUS is licensed and its programs are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the Ministry of Education’s Higher Education Affairs Division in the United Arab Emirates. AUS is also accredited in the United States of America by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA, Tel +1 215 662 5606). The bachelor of science degree programs in chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering offered by the College of Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET ( The bachelor of science degree program in computer science offered by the College of Engineering is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET ( The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) and the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees offered by the School of Business Administration are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), The Bachelor of Architecture program of the College of Architecture, Art and Design is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) of the United States,


AUS is a member of AAICU (Association of American International Colleges and Universities), a leadership organization of American international universities, whose members provide responsible delivery and quality assurance of American higher education outside the United States.

American University of Sharjah offer you the chance to experience authentic American education in the Gulf.

This statement has four meanings:

  • First, the standard of instruction is the same as that of outstanding universities in America.
  • Second, the method of classroom instruction is American in its emphasis on individual initiative, active learning and the application of knowledge.
  • Third, student life on campus is rich with clubs, sports and cultural events.
  • Fourth, the curriculum is organized according to the American pattern of semesters and courses.

In addition, we are proud to be a reflection of the progressive spirit of the Emirates, admitting bright young men and women as students solely on the basis of their academic qualifications regardless of race, color, gender, religion, disability, age or national origin. Strategically placed between the Far East and the West, between Africa and Asia, our location is one of our greatest assets.

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.

So invest your time, your mind and your spirit in AUS and reap the benefits of your hard work and dedication in years to come. We are there for you every step of the way!

Schools / Colleges / Departments / Courses / Faculties

College of Architecture, Art and Design

  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Design Management
  • Multimedia Design
  • Visual Communication

College of Arts and Sciences

  • English Language and Literature
  • International Studies
  • Mass Communication
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Mathematics

College of Engineering

  • Computer Science
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

School of Business Administration

  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing


AUS was founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi. As AUS President, Sheikh Sultan has stated his vision for a distinctive institution rooted in the region’s Arab-Islamic heritage, in the context of the aspirations and needs of contemporary society in the UAE and the Persian Gulf region.

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