In Dubai International Academic City, in the United Arab Emirates, there is a private university called the American University in the Emirates. The college began operation in 2006 and is one of the best private institutions in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In the Arab Region Rankings 2023, it ranks 91–100. According to the QS: World University Rankings 2021, the MBA Program at the AUD School of Business Administration is the best MBA program in the United Arab Emirates. With an acceptance rate of 55%, the American University in the Emirates was placed 16th in the United Arab Emirates and 5728th globally in the World 2022 rankings.
A high school/secondary school certificate or equivalent from an institution accredited by the Ministry of Education in the U.A.E. or by the relevant national or regional institutional accrediting body
International Baccalaureate: minimum IB of 34 in order to stand a good chance to get admission
An undergraduate degree from an accredited national or regional institutional body, achieving a 3.00 GPA or better in undergraduate study.
English Language Requirements
IELTS: 5.0 or above
TOEFL: scored 61 or above
EmSAT: Mathematics, minimum score of 800
American University in the Emirates tuition fees
- Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting 42,000 AED
- Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Management 42,000 AED
- Bachelor of Business Administration in E-Commerce & Marketing 42,000 AED
- Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance 42,000 AED
- Bachelor of Business Administration in Hospital & Healthcare Management 42,000 AED
- Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management 42,000 AED
- Bachelor of Business Administration in Insurance & Risk Management 42,000 AED
- Bachelor of Computer Science 44,000 AED
- Bachelor of Design – Digital Animation 40,000 AED
- Bachelor of Design – Fashion Design 40,000 AED
- Bachelor of Law 48,000 AED
- Bachelor of Education in Special Education 51,000 AED
- Bachelor of Information Technology Management 44,000 AED
- Bachelor of Media & Mass Communication – Public Relations 41,000 AED
- Bachelor of Security & Strategic Studies – Emergency Management 46,000 AED
- Master of Arbitration 84,000 AED
- Master of Business Administration 62,000 AED
- Master of Criminal Sciences 84,000 AED
- Master of Diplomacy 80,000 AED
- Master of Knowledge Management 82,000 AED
- Master of Security & Strategic Studies 80,000 AED
- Master of Security Studies & Information Analysis 80,000 AED
- Master of Sports Law 60,000 AED
- Master of Sports Management 60,000 AED
Deadlines: SPRING SEMESTER
Submission of early applications up until October/November (will be given preference for early class registration)
Submission of late applications through December/January
SUMMER I & SUMMER II
345 – 670 Euro (1,338.81) AED / month
Accommodation: 650 Euro (2520.30) / month
Cost of living: 300 Euro (1163.22) / month
Food: 55 Euro / (213.26) month
Non-refundable application fee of AED 420.
American University in the Emirates Scholarships
H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Scholarship for Undergraduate Study
- High school applicants should have at least a 90% grade average (or equivalent).
- Financial need as demonstrated by insufficiency to fund educational expenses will also be considered.
- Open to all nationalities.
- Open to all undergraduate programs.
The Scholarship entitles the recipient to a partial/full tuition waiver subject to the approval of the Scholarship Committee.
The Scholarship is granted for the first academic year, and maintained until graduation provided that eligibility conditions are satisfied. Terms and Conditions apply.
Application Process and Deadline
The HH. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Scholarships are awarded in the fall semesters only.
AUD Senior Scholarship
Scholarships may cover either 25%, 50%, or 100% of tuition not to exceed 32 CH
(one academic year) Books, fees, housing, etc. are not covered.
- Have achieved “senior status”
(i.e., completed all but 30-32 credit hours) in their degree program;
- Have a minimum CGPA of 3.5;
- Not have committed any Conduct Code violations.
The AUD Alumni Tuition Waiver
AUD Alumni who are admitted to any of the AUD graduate programs are entitled to a 25% tuition waiver until graduation.