Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

AURAK a licensed and accredited University?

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) has been officially licensed since 1 August 2009 by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (now the Ministry of Education) of the United Arab Emirates to award degrees. The University’s 15 Undergraduate programs an 6 Graduate programs are accredited by the Commission on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in the UAE.

Nine of the University’s Engineering programs are accredited with the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). AURAK holds institutional accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) which is the regional accrediting body for higher education institutions in the southern United States of America.

What degree programs does AURAK offer?

All the programs that are currently being offered by AURAK can be viewed here.

Can I submit an incomplete application and still be considered for admission and / or financial aid?

In fairness to other applicants who have submitted completed applications and met the appropriate deadlines, we cannot consider you for admission if you have not submitted a complete application or for financial aid if you have not accepted your offer of admission by paying your enrollment deposit.

How can I pay my application fee?

You have a few options for how to pay your application fee:

On Campus Fees can be paid in cash or by credit card at the Finance Department on the AURAK campus between 9 AM to 6 PM, Sunday through Thursday and between 10 AM to 6 PM on Saturday.

By Mail/Post Fees can be paid by check provided the check is issued from a UAE-based bank. Make check payable to American University of Ras Al Khaimah and mail to the address below:

American University of Ras Al Khaimah
Attn: Finance Department
P.O. Box 10021, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

American University of Ras Al Khaimah Attn: Finance Department P.O. Box 10021, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

By Bank Transfer

  • Beneficiary : American University of Ras Al Khaimah
  • Account Number : 0002-257074-001
  • Swift Code : NRAKAEAK
  • IBAN number : AE700400000002257074001
  • Bank Address : RAK Bank, Nakheel Branch, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

Note: For USD transfers ONLY use the following additional information

Correspondence Bank: Standard Chartered Bank New York USA Swift Code: SCBLUS33XXX

Is it possible to pay my tuition / fees in installments?

Any further questions related to the fee payment would need to be directed to the Finance office. They can be contacted on or +971(7) 2210500.

Does AURAK provide visa for students?

Student residence visas are issued by the UAE government but we can provide assistance with the application process. The visa process will be started once you have accepted your admissions offer, confirmed your enrollment and paid the fees for the first semester.

Is there any entrance test for admission?

The university requires its applicants to meet the minimum English proficiency requirements. There are no other tests required as part of the admissions process For Bachelors and Masters. Click Here

Does AURAK offer scholarships or financial aid?

Tuition reductions are offered to all qualified AURAK students in an effort to make their university experience more affordable. checkout our Financial Aid page.

Does AURAK provide on-campus housing for students?

AURAK provides to its students high quality student residences in coordination with its partner – EDRAK. The residence halls are located within the premises of AURAK. It is highly advisable to apply for the student residences at least two months before classes start in order to ensure that a room can be reserved For more information visit their website

Is it possible to transfer credits from another university to AURAK?

Yes, AURAK does provide the option of transferring students from another university. The details for them can be found here.

Last updated: Apr 7, 2021 @ 10:03 am

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