The American University of Ras Al Khaimah(AURAK) has been founded by the ruler of the Ras Al Khaimah emirate, His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qassimi. It is located in Ras Al Khaimah which is the most northern emirate of the UAE. It has been formulated in order to cater to the educational needs of Ras Al Khaimah as well as the rest of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In April 2009, AURAK was established as an independent institution by the Royal Decree. At AURAK, students will receive excellent quality of education and will also be able to engage in many extra-curricular activities. The institution's campus is very beautiful with scenic greenery. The grounds of the campus are well maintained and lies against the Hajjar mountains. The President of American University of Ras Al Khaimah is Dr Shaukat A.Mirza. AURAK has been licensed from 1st August 2009 to 31st July 2012 by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the UAE to award degrees in higher education.
Campus information of American University of Ras Al Khaimah
The campus has separate blocks which are placed in a useful manner for academics, administration, faculty, library and sports. The location of the campus is such that it enables the students to be away from the noises of traffic and has beautiful surroundings which soothe the eyes and relaxes the mind. It is not only the grounds and facilities that are of excellent quality but the faculty of the campus are also exceptional and the best in their field. AURAK is developing at a rapid pace as one of the best universities in the region. The unique feature of this university is that it enrols students from 26 countries which makes it as a very diverse campus. As students from many parts of the world come to learn at this university, it is a great opportunity to learn about another country's customs, culture and traditions. Learning is the top priority of this university because of which it takes the most qualified students. The university's programs are based on the American model of higher education. As the campus is still young and small, each and every student is treated as an individual with a great degree of interaction between students and the instructor. It is important that the students who join this institute should have a good knowledge of the English language. Some of the document that you would need to submit for admission are a) a minimum score of 500 on the paper-based TOEFL (iBT score of 61) or a 5.0 IELTS and b)an official, attested document showing that you have earned satisfactory grades in secondary school or at another accredited college or university if you are applying as a transfer student. The institute provides a section called AURAK Language centre wherein one can develop their skills in the English language or improve their knowledge of the language. These are small classes where students receives individual attention to develop their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in English.
Facilities provided by American University of Ras Al Khaimah
The campus offers residence halls to the students, one for males and one for females. Both the residence halls receive 24 hours security. This saves the students a lot of time as they can access the libraries and labs as and when they want so as to avoid hindrance to their studies. These residence halls are mainly studio apartments which are usually meant for two people at a time that is double occupancy. But in some cases, upon paying some additional cost, one can get a single room too. Each room consists of two beds, two bathrooms, two study tables, chairs, a refrigerator and a microwave oven. There is a common area where there are sofas, chairs, coffee tables and a television set. Washing machines are also provided for the students to use. The campus has a Student Centre which is the social hub for the students to get together and enjoy their time. The centre includes a great cafeteria, a coffee shop, a wide-screen TV, chairs, table-tennis, table football, clubs, recreational games and a computer station. The entire area is a Wi-Fi zone. There is a relaxation zone where one can relax and spend sometime away from the noise of the student centre.
As mentioned before, the university also emphasises on development of extra-curricular activities which includes sports. The campus provides excellent facilities for sports such as a multipurpose hall, a gymnasium with high class workout machines and a number of fields for outdoor sports. The other extra-curricular activities that are organised by the institution include seminars, conferences and competitions. Many workshops have been hosted by the university to increase the job opportunities for their students. An event was organized by the AURAK Cultural Club which brought in a lot of accolades for the students of AURAK.
The campus also consists of a world class library which includes two reading rooms and a computer lab that are well ventilated and spacious. Students can also use their laptops in these libraries as they have wireless internet. The libraries also have a printer, a coin operated photocopier, multimedia equipments such as DVD players and scanner so that students need not run about for any purpose.
Undergraduate programs (courses) offered by AURAK
2. Business Administration
3. Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECE)
4. Computer Engineering
5. Extensive program in the English language (ELP)
Admission procedures at AURAK
1. A completed, signed application form (obtained from the Office of Admissions or downloaded from the website)
2. High school leaving certificate and grade card attested by the Ministry of Education or Education Zone
3. Proof of English language proficiency in the form of TOEFL or IELTS
4. Valid passport copy and photographs
5. Application fee
Tuition Fees and other fees (in AED)
1. Application fee - 250
2. Admission fee - 2500 (2000 will be adjusted towards tuition fee at the time of the tuition fee payment).
3. Tuition fee - 21000 (Per semester) (12-16 credit hours)
4. Per credit hour - 1800 (Per credit hour/per semester, payable in case of less than 12 credits opted)
5. English language program application fee - 250 (non-refundable)
6. English language program - 12000 (Per semester) (14-20 hours per week)
7. Health Insurance - 1600 (Per year)
8. Technology/Activity services - 500 (Per semester)
9. Lab - 250 (Per semester/Per lab)
10. Security deposit - 1000 (One-time, refundable if no fees/damage charges are due)
11. Visa fee - 1700 (Per year)
12. Visa change of status - 600
Contact address of American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK)
American University of Ras Al Khaimah,
United Arab Emirates.
P.O Box - 10021.
Telephone No - 00971-7-2210500
Fax No - 00971-7-2210300
E-mail - email@example.com
Official website of American University of Ras Al Khaimah - www.aurak.ae
I am an egyptian student. My parents work in UAE. .I'm grduated from American school in Egypt grade 12. My SAT score is 1500. My GBA is 3.8. I passed TOEFFEL exam also. I'd like to apply for business administration faculty. And I want to know the application steps and fees and if I can have any scholarship. Thanks.