Our journey began in 2003 with the launch of Abu Dhabi University’s College of Business and College of Arts & Sciences in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. 2007 saw the addition of the College of Engineering, now the largest in the UAE, with the College of Law expanding the University’s portfolio in 2016.
Abu Dhabi University is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). In addition, our College of Business is both EQUIS and AACSB accredited, making it among the top 1% of business schools globally.
At a program level, our College of Engineering has received international accreditation from the world-renowned ABET for many of its engineering programs, and the Bachelor of Architecture has received Part 1 validation from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
At Abu Dhabi University we run programs at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as academic programs for Military Colleges.
We know that, as well as quality, the issue of tuition fees is of high importance to parents. We assure you that our fees are competitive and also provide great value for money. Fees are based on College and/or Department classification as opposed to the course classification or level. Tuition rates for undergraduate programs vary from the tuition rates for postgraduate programs.
Abu Dhabi University is dedicated to empowering outstanding students and inspiring them to pursue their educational objectives. We consider it an important national duty to provide equal opportunities for students interested in pursuing higher education and enable them to proactively contribute to society regardless of their financial situation.
The scholarships offered by Abu Dhabi University are divided into five main categories as follows:
As a parent, you will naturally be concerned about the welfare of your son or daughter outside of the classroom. Please rest assured that our campus life offers fantastic opportunities to discover different cultures, meet new people, and establish life-long friendships.
ADU offers a multitude of extra-curricular activities and events. Our aim is to ensure that your child’s university journey is well-rounded – and a vibrant social life through involvement in ADU clubs and events is important for the perfect study/life balance. Becoming involved in organizing events, clubs and activities will also provide your son or daughter with valuable new skills, both business and interpersonal.
As the majority of our programs are delivered and examined in English, it is essential that the English language skills of all our students are at the required minimum level.
All students applying for admission to ADU will need to demonstrate the required level of proficiency in English through one of the following tests:
We are here to help your son or daughter with every aspect of the application process, making sure it is as stress-free as possible. Applications can be made in person at any one of our four campuses although most people prefer to apply online in this digital age. Here is what needs to be done to apply to Abu Dhabi University:
We welcome applications from students from educational systems around the world whose secondary school certificates are recognized by the UAE Ministry of Education. If your son or daughter is new to the UAE, we will help them with accommodation, arrange a student visa and be their sponsor if they do not have a family member or other sponsor in the UAE. We will even pick them up from Abu Dhabi airport.
If your child is an International student, we will need the following:
The fees are approximate and any remaining balance will be applied to the tuition fees.
We hope you have found all the information you need to guide your son or daughter to make the right decision about university. If you have not, please contact us. We are always happy to hear from both parents and students.