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United Arab Emirates University

Location Al Ain Campus, Al Ain United Arab Emirates
Ranking

# =296QS World University Rankings

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46Undergraduate programs

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66Postgraduate programs

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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. 


University information

UAEU has nine colleges, in addition to College of Graduate Studies and University College.

Students choosing to live on campus at UAEU can find out about accommodation, fees, and amenities here.

The Student Counseling Center (SCC) provides individual and group counseling to students at the UAEU.

The International Students Office (ISO) welcomes all international students, and values the culture they bring to the United Arab Emirates University.

The Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL) supports the UAEU’s strategic vision and mission by promoting emerging educational technologies and teaching pedagogies among faculty members and instructors. 


Total students

7,121

UG students

89%

PG students

11%

International students

1,238

UG students

68%

PG students

32%

Total faculty staff

852

Domestic staff

19%

Int'l staff

81%

Student life

UAEU has more than 40 clubs and organizations, including:

  • Innovator’s Imprint Club (Technology & scientific innovations)
  • Sawtul-Ebda3 Club (Poetry and Anthems)
  • Sakura (Japanese Club)
  • Takatof (Volunteer Club)
  • Organizers (Event Management Club)
  • Admissions
  • Reading Club

Students can also utilize the Health Club at the Student Activities Sports Complex where there are a number of sports teams and classes to join. Find out more about student activities here.

There are a number of restaurants and retail outlets for students to enjoy too.

The Academic Affairs Unit is charged by the Provost with assuring high standards of undergraduate and graduate academic programs, and designing and implementing effective policies and procedures to achieve this.

UAEU established the Continuing Education Center in 1998. Continuing education programs are designed to meet the needs of institutions, individuals, and different sectors of the community for growth through developing skills, acquiring knowledge and exploring potential.

You can get in touch with UAEU alumni through its alumni network and events.


Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

Tuition Fee/year

31,000 USD

Tuition Fee (Out of State)

-

International Students

Tuition Fee/year

31,000 USD

Other Expenses

-

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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 #=296 in QS World University Rankings 2023.

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

Ranking criteria

35.4
Overall
26.3
Academic Reputation
36.6
Employer Reputation
59.4
Faculty Student Ratio
11.5
Citations per Faculty
100
International Faculty Ratio
38.2
International Students Ratio
70.8
International Research Network
86.8
Employment Outcomes
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Available programs

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

To find out about undergraduate admission, visit this link.

Here’s everything you need to know about tuition fees and housing rates for domestic students and international students. Find out about financial aid here.

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.

Here’s everything you need to know about graduate admission for master’s and PhD programs and professional doctorate programs at UAEU. 

Why not take a look The following at the thesis and dissertation defense announcements for the academic year 2020-2021.

Information on graduate program tuition and other fees can be found here. For more in depth detail about graduate program and housing fees, follow this link

Find out about scholarships, Fellowships, and Graduate Assistantships at UAEU here.



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