Left: a beautiful columned building with a cupola is lit up at dusk. Right: Students walk around a pavilion with fountain ponds

Application Deadlines

Nominations for this program are managed by Global Initiatives.

Please contact Kevin Fitzgerald for application deadlines

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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 the 6,500+ student body comes from outside the UAE, from around 92 countries throughout the Arabic/Islamic region and beyond. Studying abroad at AUS allows you to pursue your educational program at a top quality, US-accredited institution, while exposing you to a truly internationalized community in a rapidly growing, exciting part of the world. 

American University of Sharjah Exchange Website