Why AU?

In addition to conferring valuable degrees that lead to meaningful careers, we believe our role is to foster every student’s innate sense of curiosity and to inspire lifelong learning. 
What sets us apart from other institutions is our unique culture of innovation and compassion. Our students aim to make a difference with their hearts as well as their minds.

See yourself here!
  • One of the first six universities in the WORLD – and one of the first two in the UAE – to earn global accreditation from the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) in the UK.
  • The 4th most international student cohort and the 7th most international faculty members in the world, per the 2023 QS World University Rankings.
  • Ranked 2nd best in UAE among private universities and 3rd best among all UAE-based universities for Employer Reputation.
  • An institution ranked by QS as one of the Top 700 globally!
Be yourself here!  
  • Our 22 undergraduate and 14 graduate programs offer academic rigor as well as hands-on experience. Learn more.
  • Most of our students participate in impactful service-learning programs in Ajman, the UAE, and beyond. Learn more.
  • We have more than 100 student clubs, and dozens of co-curricular activities and events happening each month. We offer many sports teams and we have a new athletics facility for everyone to enjoy! Learn more.
Our motto is “Make it Happen” and we deliver on that message every day. Apply today!