American University in Dubai

country rank  6
world rank  4337

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University Overview

Established in 1995, American University in Dubai is a for-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Dubai (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, UAE, American University in Dubai (AUD) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. American University in Dubai (AUD) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 24 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name الجامعة الأمريكية في دبي
Acronym AUD
Founded 1995
Motto Where potential is turned into success
Colours Blue

University Location

Address Sheikh Zayed Road, Interchange 5, Exit 32
Dubai (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
28282 DubaI
United Arab Emirates
T +971 (4) 399 9000
F +971 (4) 399 8899

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
Int'l student 17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate Not available
Admission Office Sheikh Zayed Road
Dubai 28282
+971 (4) 399 9000

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 3,000-3,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 200-299
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type For-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to American University in Dubai's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Ministry of Education, UAE

Year of first Accreditation

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA)
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
  • International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
  • International Advertising Association (IAA)
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)


  • Institute of International Education (IIE)
  • European Association for International Education (EAIE)

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Monday, 4 February 2019