International Universities in the United Arab Emirates
Western institutions of higher education are developing a
presence in the United Arab Emirates. Currently, the United
Arab Emirates is home to the following American and Canadian
campuses and centers:
New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD)
Founded in 2010, NYUAD "... is a research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science college," with divisions including Arts & Sciences, Engineering,
Science, Social Science, and Multidisciplinary.
The American University in Dubai (AU-Dubai)
The AU-Dubai is a private, non-
sectarian institution of higher learning founded in 1995,
and is accredited by the Commission on Colleges (COC) of the
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award
Bachelor's and Master's degrees.
AU-Dubai has the following undergraduate
schools/departments: School of Architecture, Art and Design;
School of Arts and Sciences; School of Business
Administration; Mohammed Bin Rashid School for
Communication; School of Education; School of Engineering.
AU-Dubai has an enrolment of about 2,700 students with 94
The school has the following faculties: The School of
Business Administration (BBA/MBA); The School of
Engineering, Applied Sciences & Technology; The School of
Architecture & Interior Design; The School of Environment &
Health Sciences; The School of Liberal Arts & Sciences.
The Canadian partners of CU-Dubai are: Brock University;
Lakehead University; University of New Brunswick; University
of Ontario Institute of Technology; Athabasca University;
Niagara College; Douglas College; and Centennial College.
Other partners are Lawrence Technological University and
American University of Sharjah (AUS)
The American University of Sharjah
(AUS) was founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan
Bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, Member of the Supreme Council of
the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Sharjah. AUS is an
independent, not-for-profit coeducational institution. AUS
is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the
Middle States Association of Colleges and School, in the
AUS operates in English. AUS is accredited by the Commission
on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of
Colleges and Schools.
AUS offers 25 majors and 52 minors at the undergraduate
level, and 14 Master's degrees programs. Their schools are:
College of Architecture, Art and Design; College of Arts and
Sciences; College of Engineering; School of Business and
Information is subject to change. Always contact the
school directly for specific program information.