The American University in Dubai is a private, non-sectarian institution of higher learning founded in 1995. AUD’s enrollment in 2014-2015 averaged 2,700 students. In Spring 2015, over one hundred nationalities were represented in the AUD student body.
AUD offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees and Certificates in Middle Eastern Studies and Professional Teaching. In addition, to courses in their chosen program/major, undergraduate students in all disciplines must follow a curriculum in Arts and Sciences. This is in fulfilment of the general education portion of their degree requirements.
Through its Center for English Proficiency (CfEP), the university also conducts Intensive English programs designed to develop university-level English language skills in students requiring additional language study before commencing university.
The university community believes it has a special commitment to support each individual’s goals. To this end, the university places emphasis on the educational, professional and personal growth of each student. AUD, as an international institution of higher education, encourages global understanding by providing an atmosphere of cultural diversity and opportunities for international education. Programs, policies, and activities are evaluated periodically and changed, as necessary, to meet the needs of the student body and the institution.