The Achievement Academy Bridge Program (AABP)

The Achievement Academy Bridge Program (AABP) offers courses that fully prepare students from nearly 30 countries for their studies at American University of Sharjah (AUS), one of the top universities in the Middle East.

Benefits of the Achievement Academy Bridge Program

  • Improves English language skills with a focus on academic writing and reading
  • Allows students to participate fully in university life, including sports, activities and clubs
  • Enables students to gain credit which counts towards their cumulative GPA.
  • Offers math and physics courses for prospective engineering and business students
  • Provides personal attention to students’ needs through a mentoring system
  • Enables students to progress directly to WRI 101 after matriculation from AABP
  • Eases the students’ transition from high school into AUS
  • Teaches vital study skills such as critical thinking, note-taking and independent learning
  • Provides the opportunity for students to take on students leadership roles within the department.

IELTS/TOEFL Preparation

  • Students learn valuable test-taking skills for the IELTS and/or TOEFL examinations.
  • On average, 75 percent of students in the top level attain the IELTS/TOEFL score needed to matriculate.
  • All instructors are highly qualified with a minimum of a master’s degree, along with extensive experience teaching IELTS/TOEFL in the region
  • Instructors have experience as IELTS examiners and IELTS teacher trainers
  • AUS is an approved IELTS and TOEFL test center.

Organization of the Program

The program of study for students in the AABP is as follows:

Organization of the Program

The program of study for students in the AABP is as follows:


Hours per week


English Language


Improves vocabulary and grammar as well as reading, writing, listening and speaking skills with a focus on academic English

Test Preparation


Focuses on test-taking skills for the IELTS and TOEFL examinations, supplemented by directed online self-study contents

University Preparation


Emphasizes time management, note-taking, public presentations, critical thinking skills, problem solving, adapting to university life and developing personal skills

Math/Physics (optional)


Improves analytical, reasoning and problem-solving skills in math and physics in preparation for the students’ majors


Subject Hours per week Content

Students will study for a minimum of 18 hours per week and a maximum of 26 hours per week dependent on the level that they are placed into.


The AABP is designed for students scoring between 4.5 and 6.0 on the IELTS, or between 32 (400) and 79 (547) on the TOEFL.

Students are placed into the appropriate English Language Preparation course based on IELTS/TOEFL scores, diagnostic tests, and, where necessary, interviews and placement tests.

Students with lower IELTS/TOEFL scores may enroll in AUS’s Outreach program.

 Tuition and Fees:

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