Established in 2003, Abu Dhabi University is a young private university located in the United Arab Emirates. Its founders, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and other citizens of the United Arab Emirates, envisioned an institution that would be among the best in the UAE and throughout the world. It is now the largest private university in the UAE. Despite its young age, the institution already received Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Royal Institute of British Architects, AACSB, EQUIS and ABET accreditations. Abu Dhabi University has been rated by QS as 2nd globally for international faculty and 10th for international students.
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Abu Dhabi University
- United Arab Emirates
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Some useful info
Number of students
Monthly rent is 1000 AED. You will be given accommodation along with your application confirmation, so do not worry about that :)
Fall semester application deadline
Spring semester application deadline
Cost of living
Accommodation: 2000 AED
Misc: 500 AED
Visa and immigration
– Passport valid for at least six months beyond the intended stay
– Passport-sized photographs
– Copy of the admission offer from the university
– Proof of tuition fee payment or a financial guarantee that shows the student can cover their expenses
– Completed medical examination form (some students may be required to undergo medical tests to ensure they don’t have contagious diseases)
– Proof of health insurance valid in the UAE Once the visa is approved, the student will receive an electronic visa (e-Visa) through email.
Social and extracurricular activities
Cultural clubs showcase unique traditions, fostering intercultural exchange.
Academic organizations connect learning with real-world scenarios through guest speakers and industry visits.
ADU’s athletic realm encompasses inter-university tournaments in sports like basketball and soccer, while the arts sector buzzes with exhibitions, music events, and drama clubs.
Leadership workshops and mentoring programs nurture personal development. Flagship events like the Cultural Fest and Innovation Fest highlight the university’s commitment to celebrating diversity and fostering innovation.
Community service initiatives and international exchange programs further broaden horizons, making ADU’s extracurricular experience holistic, enlightening, and engaging for every student.
1. Free Mover Scholarship (FMS):
Eligibility: Open exclusively to free movers with an outstanding academic record.
Benefits: Covers up to 50% of tuition for one academic year.
Application: Submission of academic transcripts, a personal essay, and two reference letters.
2. Cultural Exchange Grant (CEG):
Eligibility: For students promoting cultural exchange, showcasing their home country’s heritage.
Benefits: Financial aid of up to 30% of tuition, provided the student organizes at least two cultural events per semester.
Application: A proposal detailing the events, potential budget, and expected outcomes.
3. Work-Study Program:
Eligibility: Open to all free movers.
Benefits: Employment opportunities within the campus (e.g., library assistant, lab assistant) with a stipend that can offset living expenses.
Application: Resume submission and an interview with the Work-Study committee.