How do I apply to AUS (bachelor’s or master’s degrees)?
Start by creating an account on apply.aus.edu.
You will receive an email to verify and activate your account. Once the account is verified, go to apply.aus.edu, then go to the tab Apply Online to start your application.
What are the majors offered at AUS?
For available bachelor’s degrees, please visit: www.aus.edu/programs/majors-Minors
For available master’s degrees, please visit: www.aus.edu/programs/Graduate-Programs
For available doctoral degrees, please visit: www.aus.edu/doctoral-degrees
When can I apply to AUS?
For bachelor’s degrees deadlines, visit www.aus.edu/deadlines-for-undergraduate-admissions
For master’s degrees deadlines, visit www.aus.edu/graduate/deadlines
For doctoral degrees deadlines, visit www.aus.edu/deadlines-for-doctoral-admissions
How do I submit missing required supplemental items?
- To upload any missing document log in to apply.aus.edu, go to “View” next to your application, then under 'Supplemental Items & Documents' tab attach clear colored scans to the applicable items by pressing “Choose File.”
*Items marked with red asterisks are required documents. Required documents must be submitted to start processing your application.
What are the common online application errors?
- duplicate phone number entry
- entered address exceeds the 70-character limit
- typed statement of interest exceeds the 100-word limit
If you encounter other error(s), please send your username email, and a screenshot of the error message, with description via infodesk.aus.edu
What is the limit for the statement of interest?
The statement of interest limit is 100 words.
How do I pay the application fee?
Undergraduate applicants are required to pay a non-refundable application fee of 400 UAE Dirhams. Graduate applicants (master’s programs) and PhD applicants are required to pay a non-refundable application fee of 450 UAE Dirhams.*
Application fees can be paid online using any major credit card. To pay online:
- Please go to banner.aus.edu and log in to Web Enabled Interface for Students using your AUS email username and password.**
- Once logged in, go to Current Applicants then go to Check Current Application Status and Pay Online.
- Start the online payment by selecting Pay Application Fee.
For a list of other accepted methods of payment, please go to www.aus.edu/methods-of-payment
** Your AUS username and password can be found in the email titled Letter of Acknowledgment, which can be expected up to five working days after submitting a complete application.
Will my application be considered without my TOEFL, IELTS, EmSAT or SAT score?
If not available when applying, applicants can submit their applications without the required TOEFL, IELTS, EmSAT English or SAT scores. In most cases, applicants would be admitted conditionally.
MBA and TESOL applicants and Doctoral applicants are required to submit a minimum Internet-Based TOEFL score of 80 or an IELTS score of 6.5 (Academic Version) for an application to be processed.
How do I find my application status?
To find the status of your application, log in to apply.aus.edu, go to Apply Online, and then tab/scroll to My Applications/Application Status.
Alternatively, once you receive your AUS username and password, log in to banner.aus.edu and click on Admissions. Enter your username (for example, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org) along with your password. Click on Check Application Status to view your status and documents checklist.
Please check your email regularly for any updates regarding your status, holds, and received or missing documents.
Can I make changes to my application?
Applicants can make changes to their applications as long as the applications are still not submitted. Once an application is submitted, changes in the entries, excluding change of major or choosing a new term of entry, can only be done by AUS Admissions staff. Change requests can be submitted through infodesk.aus.edu.
What is the best way to communicate inquiries, requests or to report issues?
The best way to communicate with the Office of Enrollment Management is to log in to infodesk.aus.edu and submit a request.
Why can’t I find my application?
Incomplete applications are removed automatically based on one of the following criteria:
- Started applications that are not submitted by applicants will be deleted 30 days from the start date.
- Incomplete applications will be deleted when the deadline for submitting an application to a chosen semester has passed. To find the deadlines for each semester, please visit aus.edu/deadlines-for-undergraduate-admissions or www.aus.edu/graduate/deadlines.
- Submitted applications that are missing required supplemental items will be withdrawn 15 days from application submission date.
- Unprocessed multiple applications by an applicant will be deleted, except for the most recent application. If an applicant has one processed application, all other multiple applications will be deleted, regardless of precedence.
When will I receive an admission offer?
Processing of early admissions applications for fall semester starts during the month of October. Processing of regular admissions applications for fall semester starts during the month of April. Processing of applications for spring semester starts during the month of October.
Complete applications submitted within the above periods will be processed within 10 working days. Check your email regularly to see if supporting documents are required to process your application.
Admitted applicants will receive an official Admission Letter by email or courier. Please note that receiving an AUS ID number and/or AUS email account does not mean that an applicant has been accepted to AUS.
What do I do if I don’t remember my online application username/password?
The username for mydocuments.aus.edu and apply.aus.edu is the personal email you used when creating your account.
Please refer to the following if you are facing difficulties logging in to apply.aus.edu:
- If you can’t log in due to a forgotten password, please reset your password by clicking on Forgot Your Password? and following the instructions.
- If you received an error message indicating that your account has been locked, please notify us to unlock your account, by sending email to infodesk.aus.edu
What do I do if I don’t remember my banner.aus.edu or studentmail.aus.edu username/password?
If you have received the Letter of Acknowledgement by email that includes your AUS username and password, and you are facing login difficulties to access banner.aus.edu or studentmail.aus.edu, please reset your password by visiting passwords.aus.edu. Your User ID is your username: g000xxxxx or b000xxxxx.
If you can’t reset your password, please notify us through infodesk.aus.edu.
I submitted my online application. When will I receive my AUS username and password?
Once you have submitted a complete application, you will receive your AUS username and password within five working days. Your AUS username and password can be found in the email titled Letter of Acknowledgment received after submitting a complete application.
I submitted my online application but now I would like to change my major. Do I need to submit another application?
Once bachelor’s degree applicants have submitted a complete application, they can no longer access their application. However, please note that you don’t need to start a new application. For change of major requests or any other request (such as change of address/contact information), please sign in to infodesk.aus.edu and submit a request along with your AUS ID number.
Applicants for master’s degrees should reapply to change their program.
What are the tuition fees?
Being one of the leading institutes in the region, we offer the best value for money.
For the full schedule of tuition and fees, please visit www.aus.edu/undergraduate-tuition-and-fees.
What are the accepted forms of payment?
For accepted methods of payment, please visit www.aus.edu/methods-of-payment.
Can I join AUS even if I don’t get the required passing score for TOEFL or IELTS?
Yes! Admitted bachelor’s degrees applicants scoring between 4.5 and 6.0 on the IELTS, or 400-540 ITP TOEFL or 32-79 iBT TOEFL, have the option to enroll in the Bridge Program to raise their score. Registration in Bridge Program courses is determined by TOEFL or IELTS scores and placement test scores, if needed. For more information, visit www.aus.edu/bridge-program.
Admitted master’s degrees applicants scoring 6.0 in IELTS, or between 71 and 79 in TOEFL, can join AUS conditionally for one semester only. However, MBA and TESOL applicants and doctoral applicants are required to submit a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, or ITP TOEFL score of 550, or iBT TOEFL score of 80, to be admitted.
Does AUS conduct entrance exams?
No, we don’t conduct entrance exams, but all bachelor’s degrees admitted applicants are required to take major placement tests to be able to register for freshman-level courses. The purpose of the tests is to place students in the appropriate level of English, math and physics. Students who don't have TOEFL/IELTS scores may register for math and physics placement tests as required by their intended majors. However, students who don't have TOEFL/IELTS scores are not allowed to register for the English placement test. For more information, visit www.aus.edu/aus-placement-tests.
Does AUS offer TOEFL, IELTS and SAT exams?
Yes, we offer TOEFL, IELTS and SAT exams for AUS applicants and non-AUS applicants. This is in addition to other tests. For a list of all the tests offered at AUS, visit www.aus.edu/testing-center.
What are the secondary education certificates accepted by AUS?
AUS recognizes certificates awarded by ministries of education or by private schools and institutions. For detailed information, visit www.aus.edu/academic-requirements.
What is the minimum high school average to apply?
To be eligible to apply to AUS, a candidate must hold a recognized secondary school certificate with a minimum of 80 percent or more (or its equivalent) in the final year (national exams only) of secondary education, or 80 percent or more (or its equivalent) in the best two out of the last three years. Other program-specific requirements or restrictions may also apply. For detailed information, visit www.aus.edu/academic-requirements.
Is AUS affiliated with any other American university?
AUS is an independent, comprehensive, non-profit, coeducational institution of higher education that fosters excellence in teaching, learning and research. Based on an American model of higher education and grounded in the culture of the Gulf region, AUS fosters a community that embraces cultural diversity and whose members are committed to the ideals of open intellectual inquiry, ethical behavior and social and civic responsibility.
Does AUS offer financial grants or scholarships to undergraduate students?
Yes, we do we offer a number of grants and scholarships to help students with their education costs. The university has designated funds available for highly qualified undergraduate students with limited financial resources. Admitted students who pay the seat reservation deposit before the deadline may apply for a financial grant regardless of their race, color, gender, religion or national origin. To know more about financial grants, visit www.aus.edu/financial-grants. For more information about scholarships, visit www.aus.edu/financial-grants-and-scholarships.
What is the maximum number of credit hours that may be transferred to AUS?
Applicants enrolled in other four-year universities, colleges or any institution of higher education must apply as transfer applicants (Student Type: Transfer).
The minimum required course grade(s) to be considered for credit transfer will depend on the institution the applicant is transferring from. Courses taken more than five years prior to joining AUS as an undergraduate student are not transferable. Furthermore, of the total credits required for a degree, a maximum of 50 percent of the credits completed in residence at another institution can be considered for transfer.
Transfer of credit will be subject to AUS academic rules and regulations. Refer to the AUS Undergraduate Catalog for more information.
Can AUS students transfer to any other institution of higher education in the United States or another country?
AUS students may transfer to any other institution of higher education in the world if they meet transfer conditions stipulated by the institution to which they wish to transfer.
How long does it take to inform a transfer applicant about the number of credits to be awarded?
Usually it takes the appropriate academic department two to three weeks to inform applicants of the number of credits to be awarded. Therefore, transfer applicants are encouraged to apply at least one month before the beginning of the semester for which they want to join AUS.
What is the minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) required from a transfer applicant to be considered for admission?
The required minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) depends on the type of institution the applicant is transferring from. The applicant must be in good academic standing coming from a recognized and accredited institution and should meet the English language requirement.
Does AUS accept transfer students?
Yes. AUS encourages and welcomes applicants who meet the admissions requirements to transfer to AUS. For information on the admissions requirements, visit www.aus.edu/application-types-and-requirements.
What on-campus services does AUS offer?
AUS provides its students with a variety of quality on-campus services. These include food outlets, coffee shops, a health clinic, a bookstore, a post office, a bank, mini-marts and a sports complex, among others. We also provide free on-campus transportation between the dorms and various university buildings. For information, visit www.aus.edu/life-at-aus.
Does AUS provide residency visas for its students?
Yes, AUS will assist accepted students in applying for a UAE student visa, if needed, as per UAE government rules and regulations. Approval of visa requests rests solely with the UAE Immigration Authority. For information on how to apply, visit www.aus.edu/international-students.
How long does it take AUS to issue student visas?
AUS will assist accepted students in applying for a UAE student visa, if needed, as per the UAE government rules and regulations. Approval of visa requests rests solely with the UAE Immigration Authority.
Visa issuance may take between one to eight weeks. Therefore, if you are neither a GCC citizen nor a resident of the UAE, you must submit your student visa application form as early as you can. Early submission of your visa application form allows AUS time to process and follow-up on your visa application with the Immigration Authority.
Once the visa is issued, a scanned copy will be sent to the email address you provided on the Student Visa Request Form.
Does AUS offer afternoon classes, part-time or correspondence programs?
All our degree programs require regular attendance. Therefore, no course can be completed by correspondence.
Undergraduate courses are offered on weekdays only from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. However, graduate courses are offered on weekdays from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., depending on the program.
Undergraduate candidates may apply for admission as part-time students. Undergraduate part-time students are not allowed to register for more than 12 credit hours per semester.
Is there any office or agency that officially represents AUS overseas?
AUS approaches the community directly. We are not represented by any office or agency outside the UAE. Our Office of Enrollment Management conducts several local, regional and international introductory campaigns to introduce the university to prospective students. We regularly participate in major local, regional and international education, cultural and social events, fairs, exhibitions and festivals.
Where is AUS accredited and licensed?
AUS is licensed and accredited in the UAE. AUS is also accredited in the USA. For more information, please visit www.aus.edu/accreditation.
Where and how can someone obtain information on AUS?
In order to help applicants obtain precise answers with no queuing time, the Office of Enrollment Management uses the user-friendly Infodesk service, which ensures reliable, faster and easy-to-track communication with the prospective students and parents. To use the Infodesk service, visit https://infodesk.aus.edu and sign up.
What is the Code of Conduct?
The Code of Conduct is a set of university rules and regulations outlined in the Student Handbook. It defines the standards of behavior expected from AUS students, and the conduct procedures and sanctions that will apply in cases where student behavior is inconsistent with the essential values of the university. Violation of these rules is treated as misconduct.
How I can Change my major?
Undergraduate applicants who submitted an application can change their intended major by logging in to apply.aus.edu (go to My Account / My Applications / Choose your active application / Click View/ Scroll down to Program Change Request).
Once you are admitted by Office of Admissions, you will not be able to make changes to your application. In such case, applicants need to submit a new application choosing the new intended major.
Applicants can submit a maximum of three applications in a semester.
Can I defer my application? How?
Undergraduate and Graduate applicants who submitted an application or who got admitted can defer to the following semester, their submitted applications on apply.aus.edu (go to My Account / My Applications / Choose your active application / Click View/ Scroll down to Deferral Request )
Applicants can defer an application within one academic year only.