COVID-19 Community Update

Welcome to Ajman University’s online portal for the latest updates on COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). You can find here all the useful information and resources for preventive and precautionary measures to protect yourself and stay healthy and safe. We are closely monitoring the ongoing outbreak. The health, safety, and well-being of our community, on and off-campus, is our top priority. We will continue to update the AU community regularly to keep you informed.

22/08/2021
Protocols and Procedures for the Fall Semester

Dear Beloved AU Students,

I am pleased to share Ajman University’s detailed manual with you so, together, we can create the safest campus environment possible as the COVID-19 virus continues to circulate worldwide. Our dedicated faculty and staff spent countless hours researching best practices in health and hygiene; and preparing this comprehensive document to best ensure the well-being of everyone. The manual was developed with the health and safety of our Community as its guiding principle. Please read the manual thoroughly.

We have a moral obligation to protect one another, as well as ourselves, and vaccination plays a key role in our collective responsibility to public health. As you know, all students are required to show proof of vaccination before coming to campus. While here, you assume both the risks and the responsibilities associated with this serious illness. Those who refuse to comply with AU’s guidelines will not be allowed to enter our buildings, use our buses and stay in our dorms. Now, more than ever, teamwork is the key to maintaining the safety of our Community.

Ajman University will continue to work closely with the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health and Prevention to assess and disseminate any new developments related to COVID-19. The UAE has proven to be a global leader in efforts to mitigate the virus. AU intends to follow the roadmap set by our nation’s visionary leaders as well as our own esteemed Board of Trustees.

I commend all AU stakeholders – faculty, staff, students, alumni, and partners – who made this manual possible. Their passion and compassion for the collective well-being of others are both inspiring and humbling. They deserve our utmost respect and appreciation for going beyond the call of duty.

Now, with the help of this manual, it is your turn to rise to the occasion. Be vigilant at all times and in all places. AU is counting on you.

Let’s make safety happen together.

Sincerely,

Karim Seghir, Ph.D.
Chancellor


25/07/2021
Fall Semester Plans

Dear Beloved Students,

Congratulations on the successful completion of the academic year at Ajman University. I know that the journey was not easy due to the multiple challenges imposed by the pandemic. But thanks to the incredible efforts of our entire Community, AU was able to deliver an integral academic experience. Congratulations on your role in making it happen.  

Considering the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines, AU is planning for a hybrid learning experience during the coming fall semester. All midterm and final exams will be held on campus. In line with the recent protocols of the Ministry of Education and to keep our community as safe as possible, we will require all students who come to campus to be fully vaccinated

Thus far, more than 2500 AU students have submitted a proof of their vaccination and, therefore, eligible to enter campus. I strongly urge you to get your vaccine as soon as possible and submit a proof through the Online Request System (ORS)

Individuals with valid reasons for vaccine exemption must submit a formal application to the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) through the COVID-19 UAE Application. following link: Vaccination Exemption. Only authorized government officials can determine exemption status. AU is not a part of the process. Once you receive a formal proof from the MOHAP, you are expected to submit it to AU through a link that will be sent in the near future. 

Barring any major changes in the developments of the pandemic, our goal is to offer a robust on-campus experience for students this fall. Of course, this plan is contingent upon low infection rates in our community and across the UAE. In addition to requiring vaccinations, AU will continue to apply all precautionary measures, including social distancing, wearing masks, hand washing, and sanitization protocols. 

As you enjoy summer break with family and friends, please continue to be vigilant about taking care of yourselves. Being vaccinated is the best way to ensure your safety and that of others. Public health is team effort. We need everyone to join forces against the coronavirus. 

I am proud of the entire AU team for showing creativity, resilience, and humanity throughout these difficult times. The recent academic year has proven that regardless of the challenges we face, we always unite in support of each other.  Now, by working together, we can help AU and the UAE become a vaccination nation!

Sincerely, 

Karim Seghir, Ph.D.
Chancellor


21/05/2021
Get the Vax!

Dear Students, 

Hope your final exams are going well.

As we conclude the Spring semester, it’s time to start preparing for the next academic year. A prerequisite for returning to in-person on-campus life is mass vaccination against COVID-19. 

Thus far, a total of 2093 AU students have been inoculated. Although this is a good start, we need each of you to join forces against the virus. By getting the jab, you help close the door of this pandemic and open the door to a world of possibilities for yourself and others. We’re counting on you. 

In the coming weeks, AU will launch a “Get the Vax” campaign featuring facts and information about the vaccine as well as the vaccination registration process. The Office of Student Life will communicate with you very soon. More than 90% of our faculty and staff have been vaccinated – enjoying all the safety and social privileges that come with this status. 

AU has a 30-year history of leadership as a socially responsible institution. Our collective vaccination efforts will restore campus life and ensure better days ahead for all. 

Sincerely,

Karim Seghir, Ph.D.
Chancellor


09/05/2021
All the Best on Your Final Exams!

Dear Beloved Students, 

As the final examination period commences, I want to send support for your efforts and offer best wishes for excellent results. I know that all of you have worked hard in your classes this semester, and you are ready to demonstrate what you have learned.  

I also recognize that this academic year has been unlike any other. In addition to the normal stresses of being a university student, you’ve had to contend with the enormous challenges caused by the global pandemic. Despite everything, you’ve managed to continue your studies in pursuit of a better future for all. Congratulate yourself for what you’ve already accomplished as you take this semester’s final step.

Ajman University is also well prepared for the final exam period. We’re utilizing optimum online technology to test your knowledge and ensure the highest level of academic integrity. Earning a degree from AU means that you’ve received a world-class education that complies with internal standards for ethical learning. Graduates of AU are bright and principled global citizens! 

Let’s keep making success happen together! 

 

Sincerely,

Karim Seghir, Ph.D.
Chancellor


22/04/2021
COVID19 Relief Package

For more details please click here 

 

 


15/02/2021
Midterm Examinations

Dear Beloved Students, 

The entire AU Community is thinking of you and your cherished families as we all navigate this ongoing pandemic. Please know that we are committed to maintaining the highest degree of academic integrity while also ensuring the greatest degree of safety for our entire community. 

Based on the current COVID-19 situation, we have made the decision to hold most of the forthcoming midterm examinations online. Midterms for a few courses will be held on campus. Further details on the arrangements and timings related to midterm exams will come directly from your deans and instructors. 

I am deeply proud of your resilience and diligence in these unprecedented times. You are making things happen in new ways every single day. 

Sincerely,

Karim Seghir, Ph.D.
Chancellor


10/01/2021
Attendance requirements
  • Courses with NO practical component:
    1. Students are required to attend the online course as per the University attendance policy (i.e. If you miss more than 25% of the lectures without a valid excuse, you will receive a grade of “F” in the course).

    2. Students are required to attend the midterm and final exams on campus.

    3. If a student misses the midterm exam for a valid excuse, he/she will be entitled for a makeup exam to be on campus at a suitable date and time during the semester.

    4. If a student misses the final exam for a valid excuse, he/she will be assigned an incomplete grade in the course and will have to sit for a final exam in the subsequent semester as per the University rules.

    5. Under the COVID-19 pandemic situation, international students who are stranded in their home countries and are not allowed to travel to the UAE to take their exams, will be assigned an incomplete grade in their registered course and will be given a chance to sit for the exam(s) they missed in a subsequent semester as per the University rules. These students will have to submit an acceptable proof that they are not allowed to travel to the UAE during the exam period(s).

  • Courses with embedded labs/studios, with the lab/studio component not exceeding 30% of the course grade:
    1. The theory part of the course will be delivered online and the attendance rules will apply as described in point “A” above.

    2. Students are required to attend the practical sessions on campus as per the schedule assigned to them. Missing more than 25% of the practical sessions without a valid excuse, will result in an “F” grade in the practical component of the course.

    3. Under the COVID-19 pandemic situation, international students who are stranded in their home countries and are not allowed to travel to the UAE to attend the practical sessions of the course will be assigned an incomplete grade and will be given a chance to complete the practical session in a subsequent semester, provided that their performance and attendance in the online part of the course is satisfactory. These students will have to submit an acceptable proof that they are not allowed to travel to the UAE in the weeks designated for their practical sessions.

  • Courses with labs/studios/clinics, with the lab/studio/clinic component constitutes 50% or more of the course grade:
    1. Students are required to attend the practical sessions on campus as per the schedule assigned to them. Missing more than 25% of the practical sessions without a valid excuse will result in an “F” grade in the practical component of the course.

    2. Students (international and otherwise) who cannot attend the labs/studios/clinics on campus will be advised to drop these courses and register for other courses that are from category A or B (as applicable).

 

Deanship of Students Services 


23/12/2020
Mode of Course Delivery in the Spring Semester

Dear Beloved AU Students,

Congratulations again for completing the fall semester with determination and dedication. 

I am pleased to inform you that a decision regarding the mode of course delivery for the Spring Semester has been made. AU will adopt a hybrid model: all theoretical courses will be online while all practical courses – including clinical trainings, labs, and studios – will be face to face. 

Additional important details are as follow:

  • All midterm and final exams will be conducted on campus.
  • P/NP grading system will no longer be in use. The standard style of letter grading system will be used exclusively.
  • Strict safety and precautionary measures will be implemented similar to spring, summer, and fall semesters. The specific protocols and requirements for entering campus will be communicated shortly. 

Furthermore, I strongly urge students who are currently abroad to start planning for their return to the UAE.  In fact, all of us should begin preparations for a brand new year of making things happen! 

As you relax after a challenging yet rewarding semester, keep in mind that AU is very proud of your accomplishments. 

 

Sincerely,

Karim Seghir, Ph.D.
Chancellor


21/12/2020
End of Fall Semester Message

Dear Beloved Students,

I would like to express my deepest admiration to each of you for completing the semester with great determination. In fact, everyone at AU is very proud of you! Congratulations on your endurance as well as your performance.

This year has certainly taught all of us that a pandemic presents more challenges and obstacles than ever imagined. The disruptions have affected our families, our friends, and sometimes our ability to stay focused. But, not surprisingly, AU students have not allowed these difficult circumstances affect their bright futures.

Despite the considerable pressure and complexity of the examination period, you did what needed to be done – meet the challenge head-on. This skill will definitely serve you well, long after graduation. Indeed, the world is counting on your resilience, diligence, and integrity. And you will deliver, just as you have these last few days, weeks, and months.

We will be in touch very soon about the learning mode for the Spring semester. Until then, I sincerely hope you enjoy the winter break with your families. I also hope that you will take some time to celebrate how much you made happen in 2020.  

Sincerely,

Karim Seghir, Ph.D.
Chancellor


23/11/2020
Online final exams procedures

Dear Beloved Students,

Greetings to you all.

Following the Chancellor’s email on November 19, 2020 regarding the Fall semester final examinations, please be informed that students who fall into one of the following categories may be eligible to take their final examinations online: 

  • Students who are currently residing outside the country and cannot return to the UAE.
  • Students who reside in Abu Dhabi.
  • Students with documented medical issues that prevent them from coming to the campus (only medical reports issued from hospitals will be considered).
  • Students who test positive for Covid-19.
  • Students with close family members (father, mother, etc.) who test positive or have a weak immune system

Students who meet one of the above criteria are required to sign an undertaking and submit documented evidence by logging in to ors.ajman.ac.ae and following the below steps:

  1. Click on the “eRequests” menu
  2. Click on “New Request” under “All request” menu
  3. Select “Registration” under Request Category
  4. Fill in the related form (i.e. Online final exams for medical reasons or Online final exams for residing in Abu Dhabi/Alain or outside UAE)
  5. Upload documented evidence
  6. Submit the form.

Students must submit their forms along with the required documented evidence no later than November 26, 2020. The submission of this form does not necessarily guarantee an approval. Only students who meet all the eligibility requirements will receive an approval notification by December 4, 2020. 

Please note that “Incomplete grade” requests will continue to be handled as per the existing University rules and regulations (i.e. for students with valid reasons who can neither take their final exams on campus nor online or students who have any other medical reasons). 

Dentistry students who are attending preclinical and/or clinical training on campus will be receiving, from their Dean, further information regarding their final exams.

Sincerely,

Dr. Nahla Al Qassimi
Dean of Student Services 


19/11/2020
Final Exams

Dear Beloved Students,

Greetings to you all.

I would like to follow up on my previous email regarding the final examinations which will be conducted on campus, as per the circular issued on November 2, 2020 by the Ministry of Education. While that still applies to the vast majority of students, we will, as always, seek to accommodate students who, for any valid reason, are unable to be present on campus for their final examinations. 

Students who fall into one of the following three categories may be eligible to take their final examinations online or receive an incomplete grade: 

  • Students who are currently residing outside UAE and cannot return to UAE.
  • Students who reside in Abu Dhabi.
  • Students with documented medical issues.

Students who meet one of the above criteria will be required to sign an undertaking and submit documented evidence in accordance with a procedure to be announced soon. Please rest assured that AU will continue to take every possible precautionary measure to maintain a safe and healthy environment for all stakeholders during the final examination period on campus.  

Study well, wisely, and stay safe!

Sincerely,

Karim Seghir, Ph.D.
Chancellor


16/11/2020
Final Exams

Dear Beloved Students, 

I hope you are continuing to study hard and using your time wisely. A friend of mine once said, “organize don’t agonize,” which is a good approach to your coursework and future careers. Smart strategies yield the best results!

Like you, Ajman University is preparing for the upcoming final exam period, December 10-20. We recently learned from the Ministry of Education that these examinations must be conducted on campus. Therefore, AU is going to take every precaution to ensure that your experience is as safe and seamless as possible. We will utilize the best practices for hygiene, sanitization, and social distancing. Furthermore, we’ll be providing clear schedules and timetables to help you stay organized.   

You will receive more information and details about the protocols of the final exams soon. 

As always, let’s make success happen together!

Sincerely,

Karim Seghir, Ph.D.
Chancellor


01/10/2020
Midterm Exams

Dear Beloved AU Students,

I am hearing very good things about progress and productivity in this new academic year.

I congratulate you all for staying strong and being resilient despite unprecedented challenges. Your determination will serve you well now and in all your future endeavors. Remember what Thomas Edison said: Genius is 1-percent inspiration and 99-percent perspiration.

Following up on a recent email, I wanted to let you know that AU has made the decision to hold midterm exams online, except for a few courses in the College of Dentistry. Of course, AU’s commitment to academic integrity will remain as strong as ever. All students will be required to digitally sign the consent form sent few days ago about complying with the proctoring requirements to ensure academic integrity. Any student who did not submit this commitment form will be barred from sitting for the exams. The Office of Information Technology will conduct training sessions to assist you in preparing for the technical aspects of your online midterm exams.

Before making any decision, AU considers the best interests of all students, faculty, and staff and seeks input from an inclusive group of stakeholders. Ultimately, we seek to ensure the safety of our community as we continue to deliver a world-class education.

I wish you all the best in your midterm exams and a safe semester.

Sincerely,

Karim Seghir, Ph.D.
Chancellor


15/09/2020
Temporary Closure of J1 Building

Dear Beloved AU Community,

AU is committed to sharing information about cases of COVID-19 on campus in a prompt and transparent way. With this email, I am alerting our Community to the fact that two positive cases have been identified. 

To immediately mitigate the situation, J1 Building will be closed on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday during which time a full and thorough sanitization of every space in the building will be conducted.

J1 Building will re-open on Sunday. However, faculty, staff and students, must show evidence of a recent negative test prior to gaining entrance.

It is imperative that we remain vigilant and responsive to stop the spread of the virus on campus and within the UAE. Be assured that AU will do everything in its power to ensure the ongoing health and safety of our beloved community members. 

Sincerely, 

Karim Seghir, Ph.D. 

Chancellor 


15/09/2020
Cancellation of Events & Activities

Dear Members of the AU Community,

As part of the preventive measures taken to reduce and limit the possibility of transmission of the COVID-19 virus infection, the Ministry of Education has requested all higher education institutions to cancel the following programs with immediate effect and not to reschedule them until further notice from the Ministry:

- Student trips within and outside of the UAE

- On-campus competitions, festivals, conferences, and other events    or activities requiring gatherings

- Activities or functions between universities and other external partners

We do apologize for any inconveniences this may cause but the health and safety of our students is of utmost importance. If there are any questions regarding a specific activity or event, please contact Dr. Mohamed Helal, Director of Student Life (067055757). For any medical-related enquiries or consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact the Office of Medical Services (067056294).

Please note that classes will proceed as scheduled. 

Ajman University continues to monitor the situation as it evolves. We are confident that we are well-prepared to reach and secure members of our community as needed. We encourage you to comply with best practices for disease prevention, as announced earlier by the Office of Environmental Health and Safety.

University officials remain in close contact with the Ministry of Health, as well as Ministry of Education. We will communicate any new information as it becomes available.

Sincerely,

Karim Seghir, Ph.D.
Chancellor


16/08/2020
Fall 2020 Updates

Dear Beloved AU Students,                    [العربية]

I hope that you and your families are doing well and staying safe. Please know that everyone at Ajman University has missed your presence on campus more than words can say. Fortunately, our experience as a cyber community during the Spring and Summer semesters kept us connected throughout the quarantine. We all emerged with a greater understanding of how technology can serve humanity, as well as pedagogy. 

Since my last communication with you, we have received further directives from the Ministry of Education that warrant some modifications as follows:

For the upcoming Fall Semester, AU will leverage the best of both worlds – online and in-person – to make your education continue to happen. This hybrid system will help maintain the highest standards for health, safety, and academic rigor. All theory lectures of AU courses will be taught via online mode while practical sessions will be covered on campus.

In alignment with the Ministry of Education’s requirements for social distancing, only a certain percentage of students registered in practical sessions (labs, studios and clinics) can be physically present on campus at any given time. Without any change in the times scheduled for these sessions, students registered for each practical session will be divided into groups that will allow them to attend these sessions on campus. More specific information in this regard will be communicated to you soon. 

All theory lectures of AU courses will be taught via online mode utilizing the synchronous online learning management system (i.e. Moodle/Blackboard-collaborate which was used last spring semester). All AU Instructors are required – and are currently being trained – to further enhance their online teaching skills to ensure maintaining high level of interaction and participation. All sessions will be recorded and made available to all students. Course schedules will remain the same.

As mentioned above, all practical sessions – labs, clinics and studios – will be conducted in face-to-face mode. Therefore, in some cases, students may need to attend an online lecture from the campus. Accordingly, AU has allocated space for students to participate in their scheduled online classes even when they are on campus for a practical session. More specific information on practical sessions’ scheduling will be communicated shortly.

All midterms and final exams will be held on campus using classrooms and additional spacious facilities such as the Sheikh Zayed Center and the Sports Complex. Planning has been completed to ensure that these classrooms and additional facilities are configured to comply with social distancing regulations. For added precautions, thermal cameras and/or temperature measuring devices will be installed at the entrances of host buildings. 

If you have any questions about the hybrid system of course delivery – or the process of on campus scheduling of practical session – please contact the Dean of your College for assistance.

Please note that the above arrangements may change if the University receives any further guidelines from the Ministry of Education that require different arrangements. 

AU’s efforts to maintain health and safety is a shared responsibility. Every single one of us has a role to play in protecting our campus community. Always keep in mind that your decisions and actions will impact others. Safety is a team work! 

Let’s commit right now to a smart start for the Fall semester. The only tools we need to be successful on this new “Make It Happen” journey are humanity and technology. We have an abundance of both!

Stay Safe! 

Sincerely,

Karim Seghir, Ph.D.
Chancellor


01/04/2020
University Health Update

Dear AU Community Members,

                                            As you may know, influenza season generally occurs this time of year. However, there have been recent reports in the news about the “new coronavirus”, which originated in China but now has confirmed infection cases around the world. Coronavirus symptoms are generally flu-like and include fever, cough, runny nose and difficulty breathing, and they may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure. The virus can be spread when an infected person coughs or sneezes in close proximity to others and can affect both people and animals. There is currently no vaccine to prevent the virus and no specific treatment, however the following precautionary measures and tips are very helpful in preventing the spread of the virus:

  • Hand hygiene: cleaning hands for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer in case soap and water are not accessible.
  • Cough and sneeze etiquette: covering the mouth with inner elbow or by using tissue papers instead of hands.
  • Wash and prepare food carefully and thoroughly cook meat and eggs.
  • Exercise and have proper sleep to bolster the immune system.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
  • Avoid unprotected contact with live wild or farm animals.

In case you believe you may have been exposed to the Coronavirus, contact the medical clinic immediately on 06-7056294. Please see attached leaflet for more information. Wishing you continued health!


 
 
Useful numbers
  • AU Medical Clinic 06-7056294
  • AU EHS Officer 06-7056070
  • Ajman Preventive Medicine 06-703 1700
  • Ajman Ministry of Health and Prevention 06-742 9333
  • Ministry of Education 800 51115
  • Estijaba Service 8001717
  • SEHA +971563713090 WhatsApp

Virtual Student Hub: Frequently Asked Questions 

Classes Delivery Mode

- What is the mode of course delivery during the Fall Semester 2021-22?
Course delivery during the Fall Semester 2021-22 shall be conducted as follows:
• Most theoretical courses shall be offered remotely on Zoom through Moodle learning system.
• Most practical courses (labs, clinics, and studio sessions) shall be offered on campus following a preset attendance schedule assigned for each section.

-How do I know which of my courses require physical attendance and which are online or a combination of both modes?
For more information on how to know on-campus courses’ timing during the registration period, please check the orientation video under the collections menu on Moodle.

-What are attendance arrangements?

Attendance schedule of on-campus sessions can follow any of the patterns below, depending on each college:
• During odd weeks of every month,
• During even weeks of every month,
• During all weeks continuously (as it was followed earlier).

-If I have a practical course on campus and an online session on the same day, can i attend the online session while I am on campus?
The University has dedicated a number of study spaces across campus for students to take their online classes.

Vaccinations

-Do I have to be vaccinated to enter campus for the Fall 2021 semester?

Yes, it is a mandatory requirement from the Ministry of Education unless there is an official exemption from the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP). The vaccination exemption certificate must be obtained from MOHAP via the following link: Vaccination Exemption, and then submitted through ORS (Vaccination Exemption Form).

-What if I am not vaccinated, can I still attend classes on campus?

Attendance of on-campus classes is restricted to vaccinated students only.

-I have been vaccinated in another country and I am not sure whether my documentation will be recognized by the University. What should I do?

Students who might have been vaccinated outside the UAE should submit an exemption certificate issued by the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) through the Vaccine Disclosure Form (Please don’t use the Vaccine Exemption Form).

-How do I submit my vaccination record to the University?

To access the Vaccination Disclosure form on ORS, please follow the below steps:

Login to ORS  click “eRequests” on the top menu  click “COVID-19” tab on the left side menu  click “COVID-19 Vaccine Disclosure” on the left side menu.

-If I took the first dose of Covid-19 Vaccine, can I enter the campus?

No. To enter the campus, students will need to complete all required doses of Covid-19 vaccine.

- Can I enter the campus after showing a green status on ALHOSN mobile application?

No. The vaccine completion is a must before being allowed to enter the campus.

PCR test 

-In addition to providing a vaccination record, do I also need to take a PCR test?

As part of applicable health and safety measures, all students must undergo a PCR Covid-19 test at the beginning of each academic semester and after returning from vacations to be able to access campus.

-How many PCR tests are required during the semester?

Vaccinated students need to repeat the PCR test every 30 days to renew the QR code, and exempted non-vaccinated students need to repeat the PCR test every 7 days.

-How do I submit my negative PCR test result?

You need to fill up the QR code application along with the valid negative Covid-19 test result via the following link: https://ors.ajman.ac.ae/Requests/Requests.aspx

- Where can I do the PCR test?

AU provides PCR tests on campus, which will need prior booking at least 1 day in advance on the following link: https://www.etermin.net/AjmanUni-Booking. PCR tests conducted by licensed labs or medical facilities inside the UAE are also acceptable, provided that the result is shown on ALHOSN application.

- Does the University accept the DPI tests?

No. The University accepts PCR tests only.

- If I’m coming from outside the UAE, can I use the PCR test conducted at the airport?

Yes. PCR tests conducted at the airports inside the UAE are accepted by the University.

- Can I use the PCR test conducted outside the UAE?

No. The University doesn’t accept PCR tests conducted outside the UAE.

-If I have any questions related to vaccinations and PCR tests who should I contact?

Please contact the Office of Medical Services on 067056294 or 067056732, or by writing an email to medicalservices@ajman.ac.ae

Exemptions 

-If I cannot attend campus this Fall because of health reasons, can I take the semester online?

You need to provide an official documentation endorsed by the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) indicating that you cannot attend any activities on campus. You may only register for theoretical courses that are offered online. In case your medical situation changes and you are able to be on campus during the exam periods, you must agree to attend the exams on campus. Otherwise, you must agree to any requirements set forth by the University for remote assessment including remote proctoring via cameras, oral exams, etc.

-I am currently residing in a country where travel to the UAE is not permitted. Can I apply to take the semester online?

You need to provide an official documentation (acceptable to the University) showing that travel from your country to the UAE is not permitted. You may only register for theoretical courses that are offered online. In case travel restrictions are lifted during the midterm and/or final exams’ periods, you must agree to attend the exams on campus. Otherwise, you must agree to any requirements set forth by the University for remote assessment including remote proctoring via cameras, oral exams, etc.

-If I am allowed to take the semester online, will I be able to take all of my courses online or will I have to drop some courses?

If you are allowed to take the semester online due to an approved reason by the University, you may only register for theoretical courses that are offered online.

-I reside outside of the UAE and do not yet have a visa to enter the UAE. Who should I contact regarding this matter?

Please contact Office of Community Engagement by emailing shadi@ajman.ac.ae 

-Do I need a QR code to enter campus?

Yes, you can apply for a QR code after completing your vaccination disclosure on ORS and uploading a negative PCR test result. The QR code needs to be renewed every 30 days for vaccinated students, and every 7 days for exempted non-vaccinated students.

-If I obtained a QR code but couldn’t use it within the specified time period (30 days for vaccinated and 7 days for non-vaccinated), would it still be valid?

The validity of the QR code is automatically set to expire after a specified period according to vaccination status. If you couldn’t use it within the specified time, then you have to apply for a new code.

-Will there be social distancing on campus?

Yes, social distancing of 1 meter is applicable across campus.

-Will I need to wear a mask on campus?

Yes, it is mandatory to wear a mask at all times on campus.

-If I test positive for Covid-19 during the semester, who should I contact?

Please contact the Office of Medical Services on 067056294 or 067056732, or by writing an email to medicalservices@ajman.ac.ae

-If I test positive for Covid-19 during the semester, will I be able to continue my classes online?

Yes, the University will allow you to take your classes online until you make a full recovery and complete the quarantine period. For practical courses, kindly contact your College. To return to campus, you need to request a new QR code after uploading the negative test result on ORS.

- If I’m coming from outside the UAE, do I need to undergo quarantine period before accessing the campus?

Quarantine period should apply only if it is a requirement of the authorities at the airport.

On-campus facilities

-Will student hostel be available this semester?

Yes, the student hostel will be open to vaccinated students only.

-How do I apply for student hostel?

To reserve your room, please submit accommodation reservation e-Request online on ORS.

-Will AU be running bus services during this semester?

AU transportation service will be available for registered students who received QR code with Covid-19 negative test result only and will continue to cover most of its destinations. The service is subject to social distancing and applicable safety measures.

-Will the food outlets be open on campus during this semester?

Yes, some of the food outlets will be open on campus.

-Will the mosque be open on campus during this semester?

Yes, the mosque will be open to students only. Please use the disposable prayer mats provided at the mosque

-Will the sports complex be open on campus during this semester?

No, the gym, swimming pool and sports hall will be closed this semester.

-Will the library be open on campus during this semester?

Yes, the library will be open subject to social distancing and applicable safety measure.

AU is providing the following IT services to support the student academic experience:

MS Office 365

An email account with all Office 365 services mentioned below is created automatically as soon as a student is admitted:

  • Email account with 50 GB storage
  • Cloud storage on One Drive with unlimited space
  • Free Office 365 for the web with popular apps like Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote so teachers and students can work together, and communicate seamlessly
  • Other MS services such as Teams, Forms, and SharePoint

Learning Management System Moodle

Moodle is considered as the students’ virtual campus. They may access Moodle to:

  • Attend online classes
  • Communicate with teachers through forums or messages
  • Access any shared education resources
  • Submit assignments or TurnitIn assignment
  • Take an online assessment, with or without an Online Proctoring tool; Students in Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy and Health Sciences programs may have online assessment on ExamSoft assessment as well
  • Evaluate their academic experience through Bluenotes survey system, which is integrated with Moodle
  • Check announcements and posts

Online Request System (ORS)

All AU student services are automated. Any student may apply or request a service through the ORS, including the Hostel and Transportation services.

Banner System

Students may access Banner to register courses, check schedules and attendance, pay online, view financial statements, and to share suggested courses with an advisor for approval.

Additional Online Learning Resources

For instructions on how to use any of these services, please click here.

For accessing any of the services mentioned above, please go to MyAU under AU website, and select Students.