Ajman University

Ajman University

Ajman University is the first private university in the region. The QS Rankings lists AU among the top 1000 universities globally for 2019. Such ranking puts AU in the top 2.8% worldwide and 1.7% in the top Arab region. QS Rankings also lists AU among the “Top 150 universities Under 50 Years Old” for 2019. Only 8 UAE institutions and 16 Arab universities made this list.

Top reasons to study here

  • 1st private university in the GCC. Founded in 1988.
  • Ranked among top 2.8% of universities worldwide.
  • 30+ international partnerships and 5 programs with international accreditation.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (3)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Education & Training (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)



Ajman University was founded in 1988 as a non-conventional private institution of higher education. The university was established by His Highness Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al-Nuaimi, Ruler of Ajman and Member of Supreme Council.  On June 17, 1988 His Highness issued an Emiri Decree establishing Ajman University College of Science and Technology (AUCST). 


Students may choose from an extensive list of 24 undergraduate and 12 graduate programs offered by 9 colleges. Those seeking to pursue their studies at Ajman University are offered an assortment of programs in the Colleges of Pharmacy and Health Science, Engineering and IT, Architecture Art and Design, Law, Humanities and Sciences, Business Administration, Mass Communication. All programs are accredited by the UAE Ministry Education.


Ajman University attracts top-tier faculty talent who are fully supported in their efforts to conduct high-quality research.

One of Ajman University’s key strategic goals is to enhance the quality, relevance and impact of research and intellectual contribution by faculty and students. AU’s commitment to research, scholarship, innovation and creative activity is reflected by providing appropriate physical, fiscal and human resources. 


The Career Counseling Center endeavors to serve AU students and alumni by educating them to successfully identify, plan and pursue their career goals. The center supports the mission of the university in its three dimensions - education, information and investment - by providing quality services which will enhance clients’ employment potential, and by liaising with prospective employers. 

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University Ranking

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Student services

The Deanship of Student Services (DSS) is responsible for those aspects of student life which extend beyond the classroom. The DSS is committed to encouraging the personal development and growth of students through the organization of a variety of co-and extra-curricular activities, which include cultural, social, sport and entertainment programs. In addition, the DSS is responsible for the provision of a variety of services. 

Housing services

Ajman University’s Student Hostels are operated in accordance with all institutional policies and regulations, under the authority and supervision of the Deanship of Student Affairs. Facilities are modern, comfortable and conducive to studying and socializing.

Library services

AU’s Library and Learning Resources Center is a dynamic information hub – intellectual matter is available via online technology as well as traditional sources.

ICT services

Ajman University (AU) provides computing, networking, information and telecommunication resources to the university community so as to support teaching, research, and efficient administrative processes. Access to Information Technology resources is granted to members of the university community who are enrolled students, employees, or academic staff members. 

Medical services

The facilities for healthcare are on campus. Critical medical cases are often referred to nearby hospitals.

Student Life

Campus life

AU located in the city of Ajman which is ranked 61st among the world’s top 100 destinations for students, thanks to its beautiful seaside setting and proximity to Dubai. The Emirate of Ajman, the smallest of the seven in the UAE, is only 30 minutes from the Dubai International Airport. The university’s buildings are located in one area but, separated within walking distance.

Sports facilities

Ajman University boasts a modern sports complex which includes an indoor 25-meter swimming pool, a multi-sports hall, two fitness centers and locker rooms, as well as billiard, table-tennis, and chess areas. The sports complex also includes outdoor playing fields for volleyball, basketball, and football. All sports activities have professional trainers to foster skills and safety; the swimming pool is monitored by lifeguards at all times.

Student clubs

  • The Office of Student Life (OSL) complements the academic experience through a wide range of co-curricular activities, programs and services.
  • Organizations: Provide activities and events designed to unite the university’s diverse student population.  
  • Clubs: Serve the mission or purpose identified in their constitution. 
  • Societies: Serve students for each major through co-curricular activities.  
  • Communities: Serve students of a certain nationality or students with a special interest in a specific nationality or culture. 


  • Ajman University’s Bachelor of Science in Accounting has been accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  •  The Bachelor of Science programs in Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering have been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.
  • The Architecture Program at Ajman University (AU) has earned Validation status from UNESCO-UIA, the International Union of Architects.

Student Reviews

Not the fanciest yet very nice and nurturing place
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

While i went through a significant stage of my life over there. Iwould say that overall it was well spent. The university's strive for excellence is apparent, from the students services, food court, activities including the sports complex to the strategic location of the campus. Its also pretty much affordable and has a variety of financial aid options. Speaking about my...

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Overall, the University was adequately satisfying.

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Mohammad Kaki rated 4 out of 5 stars

It's a good university but it needs more things to add to it such as internship and training lap.

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