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International Students


Choosing the right university is one of the most important educational decisions you will have to make. We invite you to journey with us to discover the rich experience that Abu Dhabi University and the United Arab Emirates have to offer in terms of your total learning experience.

As you explore these pages, you will discover that Abu Dhabi University is student-centric, and provides not only for the academic, but also for the social and sporting interests of our students to provide a dynamic, enriching and ultimately successful journey.

Abu Dhabi University opened its doors in 2003 to an entering class of 1,000 students on its two campuses in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. The founders of the university envisioned an institution that would be among the best in the United Arab Emirates, the Arabian Gulf region and throughout the world. This is a great challenge for a new institution of higher learning, but one that can and will be attained in the years ahead.

Abu Dhabi University offers a range of undergraduate degrees and postgraduate degrees based upon the American model of higher education Abu Dhabi University currently serves more than 7000 students from over 62 different nationalities

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.