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United Arab Emirates University

Location

Al Ain Campus, Al Ain United Arab Emirates

Ranking

# =261QS World University Rankings

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46Undergraduate programs

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66Postgraduate programs

stars

5QS stars

About United Arab Emirates University

The United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) was founded by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in 1976 – the oldest and largest university in the UAE.

UAEU is located in Al Ain – also known as the city of the Oasis which features their iconic green hilly-park and their highest mountain, Green Mubazzara and Jebel Hafeet. Here you can enjoy a light hike, a picnic and go for a dip in the park’s natural hot springs.

UAEU is also known as a comprehensive, research-intensive university committed to innovation and excellence in teaching and research.

The university currently enrolls approximately 14,000 students from 64 countries.

As the UAE’s flagship university, UAEU offers a full range of internationally accredited, high-quality graduate and undergraduate programs through nine colleges : Business and Economics, Science, Education, Engineering, Food and Agriculture, Humanities and Social Science, IT, Law, Medicine and Health Sciences.

The university has established research centers which are advancing knowledge in critical areas ranging from water resources to cancer treatments.

UAEU’s Science and Innovation Park works alongside business, industry, and public institutions to provide the nation with innovative research solutions while employing highly innovative graduates.

UAEU promotes independent thinking based on academic excellence. The university employs some of the world’s leading academics whose research feeds into their teaching, thus creating a dynamic, engaging, and inspiring learning environment. The success of UAEU is driven by its exceptional staff, students and alumni, underpinned by modern curricula, visionary research projects, and an outstanding network of international collaborations with companies, organizations, and other academic institutions. 


About United Arab Emirates University

The United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) was founded by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in 1976 – the oldest and largest university in the UAE.

UAEU is located in Al Ain – also known as the city of the Oasis which features their iconic green hilly-park and their highest mountain, Green Mubazzara and Jebel Hafeet. Here you can enjoy a light hike, a picnic and go for a dip in the park’s natural hot springs.

UAEU is also known as a comprehensive, research-intensive university committed to innovation and excellence in teaching and research.

The university currently enrolls approximately 14,000 students from 64 countries.

As the UAE’s flagship university, UAEU offers a full range of internationally accredited, high-quality graduate and undergraduate programs through nine colleges : Business and Economics, Science, Education, Engineering, Food and Agriculture, Humanities and Social Science, IT, Law, Medicine and Health Sciences.

The university has established research centers which are advancing knowledge in critical areas ranging from water resources to cancer treatments.

UAEU’s Science and Innovation Park works alongside business, industry, and public institutions to provide the nation with innovative research solutions while employing highly innovative graduates.

UAEU promotes independent thinking based on academic excellence. The university employs some of the world’s leading academics whose research feeds into their teaching, thus creating a dynamic, engaging, and inspiring learning environment. The success of UAEU is driven by its exceptional staff, students and alumni, underpinned by modern curricula, visionary research projects, and an outstanding network of international collaborations with companies, organizations, and other academic institutions. 


Available programs

There are a number of undergraduate programs available at The United Arab Emirates University.

Scholarship programs at UAEU aim to attract outstanding UAE national high school students to study at UAEU. International students can also get scholarships to UAEU. The Ministry of Education has launched full scholarships for the Future Teacher Initiative in collaboration with the United Arab Emirates University – recipients can be no older than 20.

There are a number of master’s programs and PhD programs at The United Arab Emirates University.

University information

General

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1,041
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Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

31,000 USD
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International Students

31,000 USD
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Rankings & ratings

United Arab Emirates University is one of the top public universities in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. It is ranked #=261 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #370
  • 2014
    #421-430
  • 2015
    #=385
  • 2016
    #421-430
  • 2017
    #411-420
  • 2018
    #390
  • 2019
    #350
  • 2020
    #329
  • 2021
    #284
  • 2022
    #=288
  • 2023
    #=296
  • 2024
    #290
  • 2025
    #=261
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