American University of Sharjah - Exchange

City: Sharjah Country: United Arab Emirates

American University of Sharjah website


  • Feel at home with an accredited American-style education system, beautiful campus, conveniently located student accommodation and many fun recreational activities.
  • 83% of students at the American University of Sharjah (AUS) are international from 100 different nationalities which makes it one of the most international universities in the world. Students can expect to learn about different cultures and diversity.
  • Students are able to easily travel and explore the globe from the UAE as a base. The UAE is literally in the centre of the world map, surrounded by wonderful international airports and airlines with direct flights to almost any major city in the world.
  • The location of the university also allows you to experience three different geographical settings within short distances from campus: modern Dubai, cultural and historical Sharjah and the desert.

When Can I Go?

Terms Offered: Fall, Winter, Full Year

Term Dates:

Fall term equivalent: August - December

Winter term equivalent: January - May

Eligibility Requirements

Open to: All Faculties

Level: Undergraduate, Graduate

Undergraduate students require a minimum cumulative 2.8 GPA to participate in this exchange and graduate students require a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA.

See Eligibility.

Course Information

Language of Instruction: English

Field of Study: All but some of the Studio/Design courses in Architecture and Engineering can be quite tight with space availability.

American University of Sharjah course information

American University of Sharjah credit information


AUS Student Housing information can be found here.

Program Contact

University of Alberta International, Education Abroad Program


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Funding Opportunities 

Students receive on average between $1,200-$1,800 in funding.

Over 70% of students who apply get funding.

Education Abroad Awards