American University of Sharjah is offering remarkable opportunities to students. Here's how

AUS is a popular choice for Pakistani students, who make up approximately five percent of the student population.
Published June 15, 2022

American University of Sharjah (AUS), a co-educational, private university in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has been offering outstanding opportunities for its students, both during study time at the premises and upon graduation.

The university has earned a reputation for itself as one of the best when it comes to employment and career progression opportunities for alumni.

Internships and job prospects for AUS graduates

At AUS, special emphasis is placed in preparing students well for the future world of work through carefully planned internships which are an important part of the undergraduate experience.

Students enjoy internships within highly prestigious organisations, with many being offered permanent employment in these organisations upon graduation.

Such organisations include government agencies, local and international banks, Unilever, KPMG, Emirates, Etihad and Procter & Gamble amongst others.

With the UAE employment market and employment visas accessible to citizens from all over the world, international students studying at AUS often have the opportunity to stay in the country upon graduation and pursue the many lucrative career prospects the UAE has to offer.

AUS also well prepares students for further study.

Many choose to progress into graduate study at AUS (which offers 15 Masters and three PhD programs), while many have also chosen to embark on graduate degrees abroad at universities which include Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, MIT and University of Melbourne, to name just a few.

AUS graduates are a top-choice for employers and graduate schools not just because of their work-readiness skills and internship experience. They are also sought-after as a result of the exceptional academic standards of the university.

Fully accredited university

AUS is fully licensed, with all of its degree programs accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the Ministry of Education's Higher Education Affairs Division in the United Arab Emirates. AUS has also been accredited in the United States of America by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (1007 North Orange Street, 4th Floor, MB #166, Wilmington, DE 19801 USA) since June 2004.

The MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognised by the US Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The university’s standards are also maintained as a result of the world-class faculty it employs.

AUS is home to over 360 full-time faculty members, who hail from some of the world's most prestigious educational institutions.

These esteemed faculty members work closely with students, mentoring them in their studies and providing them opportunities to work on ground-breaking research.

Diversity and inclusion is integral at AUS

AUS is a popular choice for Pakistani students, who make up approximately five percent of the student population.

Sharjah is a short flight from many of Pakistan’s main cities. Pakistani culture is celebrated at AUS, with Pakistani students showcasing their traditional food, dress and customs at the university’s annual Global Day and through the AUS Pakistani Cultural Club.

Cultural diversity is a cornerstone of AUS, which is well-known for accepting, welcoming community and evidenced by Times Higher Education naming AUS among the top three universities in the world with the highest percentage of international students.

Life at AUS

Students from abroad enjoy a safe and comfortable lifestyle on the full-service AUS campus, which also features separate dormitories for male and female students. Restaurants, supermarkets, doctors, sports facilities and entertainment venues are all available on the campus.

Sharjah is among the top ten safest cities in the world, allowing students to explore the cultural, sporting and natural highlights of the Emirate with confidence.

Many of AUS’ Pakistani students benefit from the university’s comprehensive scholarship program. New first-time students at AUS may qualify for a financial grant, a merit-based scholarship and a Family Tuition Grant. After their first semester, students may also qualify for additional scholarships.

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