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# 801-850QS World University Rankings

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About Al-Ahliyya Amman University

Al-Ahliyya Amman University (AAU) is the first private university in Jordan. Established in 1989 to be a leading institute in higher education AAU is recognized and accredited locally and internationally, it is also a member of Arab, Islamic and international university unions.


The university is located in Amman, the capital of Jordan. Amman is a relatively modern city, being mostly a creation of the 20th century, yet it has become the fifth-largest city in the Arab world. As the country’s economic, industrial, and political centre, Amman is a surprisingly lively metropolis in the middle of an ancient region. The city’s location makes it an ideal place to explore the Middle East and experience the Arab culture first hand.

 Al-Ahliyya Amman University makes every effort to maintain its prestigious reputation gained over the past three decades by achieving a number of goals that it has set within its plan to strengthen its leadership position as the first private university in Jordan and as one of the most prominent universities of high quality in higher education in the Arab world.

Al-Ahliyya Amman University is committed to develop and apply the "Quality Assurance Standards in Higher Education Institutions" and to follow any other adopted quality standards by investing human and physical energies to produce an academically and morally outstanding generation who is able to deal with the requirements of the time and to keep up with the new developments efficiently and effectively. This act aims to meet the needs of students and to enable the University to play its role in promoting academic research, community services and to depict Jordan as a distinctive educational destination at the regional level.

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About Al-Ahliyya Amman University

Al-Ahliyya Amman University (AAU) is the first private university in Jordan. Established in 1989 to be a leading institute in higher education AAU is recognized and accredited locally and internationally, it is also a member of Arab, Islamic and international university unions.


The university is located in Amman, the capital of Jordan. Amman is a relatively modern city, being mostly a creation of the 20th century, yet it has become the fifth-largest city in the Arab world. As the country’s economic, industrial, and political centre, Amman is a surprisingly lively metropolis in the middle of an ancient region. The city’s location makes it an ideal place to explore the Middle East and experience the Arab culture first hand.

 Al-Ahliyya Amman University makes every effort to maintain its prestigious reputation gained over the past three decades by achieving a number of goals that it has set within its plan to strengthen its leadership position as the first private university in Jordan and as one of the most prominent universities of high quality in higher education in the Arab world.

Al-Ahliyya Amman University is committed to develop and apply the "Quality Assurance Standards in Higher Education Institutions" and to follow any other adopted quality standards by investing human and physical energies to produce an academically and morally outstanding generation who is able to deal with the requirements of the time and to keep up with the new developments efficiently and effectively. This act aims to meet the needs of students and to enable the University to play its role in promoting academic research, community services and to depict Jordan as a distinctive educational destination at the regional level.

Follow AAU on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Available programs

Al Ahliyya Amman University was the first private university in Jordan. It was founded by Dr Ahmad Mufleh Al-Hourani in 1990. He noticed that some students could not enrol in public universities due to their grades, so he set out to establish a private university that would welcome them.


When the university first opened it had three faculties, namely the faculty of administrative and financial sciences, the faculty of arts and sciences, and the faculty of law. Today it boasts eight faculties, including 29 bachelor programsIt is also home to a Business School and a Scientific Research Institute.

The Faculty of Research and Graduate Studies was founded to administer and organize graduate studies and scientific research at university, established a strategy according to the Faculty visions, goals and values by suitable using of financial and human resources.
According to the importance of scientific research and the major rule in the development of Current and future Plans, and knowledge.

The Faculty cooperated with a scientific and academic institutions in many fields to improve scientific research and create a suitable environment for the researchers giving them all the facilities, encouraging innovation, activating the intellectual property system.


In addition, the Faculty has developed Al-Balqa journal to publish the scientific researches after presenting them to the arbitrators and accepting publication in the journal's issues to build data with scientific experiences to transfer knowledge and technology. In the field of graduate studies, the Faculty supervised the admission of Students at the university for the master programs which are accredited by the National accrediting authority and seeks to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the master programs offered by faculties and upgrade them on a continuous basis in line with the revolution of information and the needs of the Jordanian and regional labour market.

The Faculty works to create regulatory instructions that lead to an educational system that ensures the appropriate atmosphere for students to be creative, providing them with the means of science and knowledge that enrich their experiences and stimulate their creativity, works in cooperation with the deans of faculties to guide the students to achieve their goals and obtain a master degree.

University information

Admission & Registration Department was established in 1990 as part of the University, it develops appropriate means to attract students and complete their admission procedures. It applies the system of granting bachelor degree to the students by using the best most advanced computers and modern recording systems as well as the Internet to facilitate online registration and inquiries about the student academic record. The Department is seeking to activate academic advising electronically.

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Student life

The Deanship of Student Affairs is responsible for organising the university’s extra-curricular activities to help students discover their talents, skills, and potential. There are various clubs for students to join, as well as recreational trips and cultural events that take place throughout the academic year, such as the Annual Exhibition and Bazaar of Arab Students. Student clubs include debate club, multimedia and graphic design club, and poetry club. The Deanship also publishes the university’s newspaper ‘Amman Al-Ahliyyah News’.

Tuition fee and scholarships

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Rankings & ratings

Al-Ahliyya Amman University is one of the top private universities in Amman, Jordan. It is ranked #801-850 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

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Al-Ahliyya Amman University advanced Private Very High 16 no 2665 M 23983