American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK)
The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) is a public non-profit, independent, coeducation institution of higher education which delivers an integrated American-style, undergraduate and graduate education with a strong focus on the local indigenous culture.
All of our programs are accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education. The American model of higher education, in addition to developing skills in specific academic fields, also provides a general education curriculum which exposes students to new ideas and new ways of doing things, promoting critical thinking on a wide range of local and global issues.
AURAK gives students the opportunity to become fluent in English, as it is the medium of instruction. By the time of graduation, all of our students have developed a full professional proficiency in English, thus maximizing their prospects in terms of professional careers and further studies.
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AURAK’s enrollment in 2017-2018 was 1,147 students.
All of AURAK’s 22 academic programs are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the UAE’s Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR). The University is also working towards institutional accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), while individual programs are also in the process of gaining international accreditation from bodies such as ABET and AACSB.
AURAK provides an integrated North American-style, undergraduate and graduate education, with a strong focus on the local indigenous culture. The North American model of higher education not only emphasizes the cultivation of specific skills in a variety of academic fields, but promotes general education courses through which students encounter new ideas and are encouraged to think critically about local and global issues.
AURAK gives students the opportunity to become fluent in English, as it is the medium of instruction. By the time of graduation all of our students have developed a full professional proficiency in English, thus maximizing their prospects in terms of professional careers and further studies.
AURAK boasts a world-class, vastly-experienced and highly-accomplished faculty from all corners of the globe, ensuring that students receive the highest possible standard of education, equipping them to become leaders in their field of study, and preparing them to enter the working world as well-rounded, global citizens.
AURAK offers affordable fees in comparison to competitors in other emirates.
Nestled between the picturesque Hajar mountain range and the warm waters of the Arabian Gulf, the American University of Ras Al Khaimah is a great place to study. There is always something to do.
Take a trip to the UAE’s highest point, eat out at the mall and watch the sun set on one of Ras Al Khaimah’s several public beaches, all in one day. Ras Al Khaimah is also just a 45-minute drive from Dubai.
AURAK is extremely proud of its diverse student body. A total of 42 nationalities from five continents mean that learning does not only take place in the classroom.
AURAK is a not-for-profit, public university, 100% owned by the government of Ras Al Khaimah. As a government institution, AURAK has a secure and stable future.
Safe, Supportive Environment
The United Arab Emirates, Ras Al Khaimah, and AURAK offer an environment that provides personal security and safety. You will study in English and live in the comfortable, culturally fascinating and diverse region of the world.
Thanks to agreements with numerous international institutions, you will have the opportunity to spend a semester, year, or summer session abroad. AURAK has partner universities in the US, Canada, the UK, France, Germany and Korea.
Contact and Location
American University of
Ras Al Khaimah Road,
Ras al Khaimah, UAE
PO Box: 10021
Tel. : + 971 7 2210 900
Fax : + 971 7 2210 300
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