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University of Sharjah

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United Arab Emirates


The University of Sharjah (UOS) is a private non-profit national university established in 1997 by its founder, president and chairman, the Ruler of Sharjah His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohamed Al-Qassimi.

Located in the Emirate of Sharjah/UAE, UNESCO’S Cultural Capital of the Arab and Islamic World. It is a five-minute drive from Sharjah International airport, 15 minutes from Dubai Airport and two hours from Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE.

UoS and its three Branches in AlDhaid; Khor Fakkan and Kalba is spread on 350,000 m.sq. houses 12 degree granting colleges three research centers, three theaters.

UoS is a comprehensive academic institution offering more than 95 including diplo­mas, BSc/BA’s, MSc/MA’s/MBA’s, PhD’s and a specialist Executive MBA (EMBA) program. Programs with a distinctive learning style and a global vision. It is a pioneer in academia, scientific research and the arts in the UAE and the GCC region. UoS has almost 14,325students representing 96 nationalities and 656 full-time faculty. In the Medical and Health Sciences field, it’s critically acclaimed and dedicated medical cluster has modern facilities for the study and research in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and health sciences as well as an on-site medical and dental hospital.

 Our university takes pride in being a major international center for learning, culture and education. 

UoS has an effective university facility responsive to the changing programs of educational delivery, and provides a physical environment that is comfortable, safe, secure, accessible, well illuminated, well ventilated, and aesthetically pleasing. The university facility consists of the following services:

  • Housing services for students, faculty, in us on-campus dormitories and apartments
  • Information technology
  • Athletic fields, playgrounds, and sate of the art sport centers
  • Vehicular access and parking
  • Medical services
  • It is also home of 9 libraries; two large academic libraries, a specialized medical library and a specialized library in the college of Fine Arts
  • Faculty club
  • Banking facilities
  • Restaurants and coffee shops
  • Student centers
  • Special needs resource center
  •  Child care services

Our spacious campus provides all facilities necessary for comfortable living on campus.
​The University of Sharjah is a residential university with over 2,000 students living on campus. Students have access to extraordinary campus resources and a wide range of cultural and social activities and opportunities. Everything from food and athletics to healthcare is available within a short walk and at reasonable prices and convenient hours. Our two sports complexes provide facilities for sports of all types, including swimming, tennis and football. ​

 The students can enjoy their life on campus by engaging in sports activities available in our state state-of-the-art sports complexes, (one for men and one for women) and a standard-size soccer field together with a running track and outdoor lighting on the main campus.

The University's large multicultural student population invites for a diverse range of clubs, societies, and unions as well as academic societies.

The Admissions Department is the students’ first and last stop at the University of Sharjah, from the moment they join the university until the point they graduate. It is directly concerned with students' acceptances to the various colleges and diploma and bachelor programs. We respond to students' inquiries, offer them many services, keep their records, and issue their graduation certificates. We welcome the students and then we bid them farewell as they join the labor market.

We are committed to making this portal one of the most important communication channels between the University and students. It will always provide all necessary information about the University including its branches, colleges, programs, admission requirements and bylaws and regulations needed by students. This portal will also respond clearly to all relevant inquiries.

The Admissions Department has been exerting every effort in the process of developing its programs and systems in order to keep abreast of technology and facilitate the procedures. As a result, we currently have a new Online-Admission system, e-Clearance system for graduating students and the direct communication solution, in addition to the social media.

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Career Advising and Student Training Office offers a variety of services in career orientation and internship programs, in addition to student employment and student exchange programs. The office offers workshops in writing CVs, job interviews, job-hunting skills, among others. The office also hosts HR directors in companies and institutions who give students an overview of labor market requirements, needed specializations and job vacancies.

CASTO helps seniors and graduating students find a job faster by carrying out in-house workshops and exhibitions as well as organizing trips to career and recruitment fairs. 

The office coordinates between different colleges and departments in order to find the best training and internship programs for students, under the supervision of their faculty members. The office also coordinates with companies and institutions that accept interns and exchange students within the UAE and in other Arab Countries, in collaboration with the Council of the Union of Arab Universities and International Organizations. 

The office also launched the Part-Time Student Employment program for full time students at University of Sharjah. This program enables students to gain job-related skills while simultaneously finishing their studies. The students could make their own pocket money, enrich their CVs with this experience and gain many necessary skills such as time management, prioritizing, work ethics, etc…

CASTO is a major pillar at the​ University of Sharjah. It is the University's door to the corporate world and the direct connection between students and the labor market. 

CASTO's objectives go hand-in-hand with the university's mission to develop academic programs which include training as an essential part of the curriculum. The university thus would give the students the chance to get first hand experience of the labor market, and to put their theoretical education into practice. Students thus learn how to work in a team, how to work under pressure, how to be punctual and meet deadlines, and how to ev​aluate and improve their work. 

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University Highlights

Total students - 14,069


International students - 8,797


Total faculty staff - 646


Total students - 14,069


International students - 8,797


Total faculty staff - 646

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