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International Students


I look forward to welcoming you to Abu Dhabi University (ADU), an institution that is rated in the top ten internationally (QS World University Rankings) for student and faculty diversity and for seven consecutive years has been rated among the world’s top universities. Given our diversity, no matter which country you are from, you will be at home with us and have the opportunity to make new friends from diverse backgrounds for life.  

We are a comprehensive University offering cutting edge programs in engineering and applied sciences; business, finance and economics; the built environment, including architecture; health sciences; law; and arts and sciences. Committed to offering internationally respected education, we are accredited by the UAE’s Commission of Academic Accreditation and by the US based Western Association of Schools and Colleges (the State of California’s accrediting body). In business we are among the world’s one percent of business schools that enjoy both the AACSB and EQUIS accreditation. Most of our engineering programs hold ABET accreditation and our program in architecture is unique in the UAE in holding the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) validation. Although we have demanding standards, by graduating with us, your degree will be respected across the world and open doors to postgraduate education and competitive employment. It’s not surprising therefore that our alumni are found in influential positions within and beyond the region. As an alumnus of Abu Dhabi University you will join our community which will support you throughout your career development with lifelong learning opportunities.

However, life at ADU isn’t all about work and no play. As a student, you will play a part in University governance and learn from participating in clubs, societies and sporting activities. We have among the best sporting facilities among UAE universities, including an international standard cricket pitch, a FIFA standard football pitch, an outdoor running track, tennis courts and other facilities. Our students do us proud in inter-university sporting and other competitions; in academic, research and innovation competitions; in debating, volunteering and entrepreneurship. We invest in an outstanding student experience and our graduates leave us not only with outstanding academic education, but also with transferable work-skills to excel in the competitive job market. 

Thank you for considering Abu Dhabi University and good luck with your application. 


Professor Waqar Ahmad FAcSS PhD BA
Chancellor, Abu Dhabi University

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At Abu Dhabi University we run programs at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as academic programs for the Military College. We offer 55 different programs delivered within our four Colleges.

Sukina from Jordan
MBA Graduate, 2017
The staff at ADU are very helpful from the moment you land in UAE to the time you progress to University. They're always there for you. I think studying here has definitely changed me as a person. I've become more responsible, more organized and more confident.
Ahmed Omotayo from Nigeria
MBA Graduate, 2017
I have taken part in the extracurricular activities in the University and have made lots of friends. The other students are really friendly. UAE generally is an exciting place to stay and having access to one of the most beautiful cities in the world is nothing short of AWESOMENESS!
Asta Sadou from Cameroon
MBA Graduate, 2017
When I first arrived at the International College, I was pleasantly surprised by how many different countries are represented among the student community here. Studying in such a diverse environment is fantastic and I have made many good friends.

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