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  • Locations: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UMass Amherst applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Advisor: Carol Lebold Who Can Apply?: UMA only - non-UMA students consult your study abroad office
Fields of Study: Accounting, Anthropology, Arabic, Art, Chemical Engineering, Communication, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Computer Systems Engineering, Economics, Electrical Engineering, English, Finance, French & Francophone Studies, Geography, History, Information Technology, International Relations, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Middle Eastern Studies, Natural Resources Conservation, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Spanish, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Host Institution: American University in Dubai
Language(s) of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.5
Program Provider: SUNY Albany Program Type: Direct Enrollment
Minimum Class Standing: 2nd Sem Sophomore Housing: Residence Hall
Program Description:

Program Information

The American University in Dubai (AUD) is the first American-accredited University in the Gulf.  It serves both United Arab Emirates' nationals and international students who a seek world-class career-oriented education. The University fosters a learning mode which is collaborative, enhancing the student's ability to work in teams. AUD's degree programs are supported by appropriate technology and facilities.

UAlbany's exchange partnership with AUD allows our students to have full access to the curriculum offers by the University. All classes are taught in English. 

Apart from academics, students can become involved in university life by joining one or more of AUD's student clubs and organizations, playing an intercollegiate, intramural, or club sport, signing up for the Student Government Organization, and /or applying for one of AUD's student leadership programs.

Students may choose to attend one or more terms at AUD, including fall, spring. Check AUD's website for more information. Academic Calendar


Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors of all majors with at least 2.5 GPA with good academic standing are welcome to apply.  Students with lower GPA should consult with the Program adviser about whether or not to apply. The exchange options at AUD are for SUNY students only. Non-SUNY students may choose to attend AUD as non-exchange students.


AUD offers courses in Business, Accounting, Engineering, Information Technology, Visual Communication, Interior Design, Liberal Arts, Middle-Eastern Studies, Arabic Language, Literature and various other areas. You can choose to take any courses that are offered by the University as long as you meet the prerequisites.

More information on AUD's course offerings can be found at :  AUD's course offerings.

Support Services

The University at Albany hosts a general orientation session for all study abroad students and their families on campus during the semester prior to their participation on the programs.  The University at Albany staff is available throughout the year to assist students and their parents. 

On site support will be provided by the staff from AUD's Division of Student Services. 


While studying at AUD, students are housed in fully furnished, on-campus residence halls (double occupancy with a private bathroom). Students may arrange their own housing if they choose to live off campus.

Restaurants, markets and entertainment are all within close proximity.

More information on AUD's housing can be found at: AUD's Housing.


Please download the most recent Estimate of Costs from the SUNY Study Abroad, AUD website. For more information on the American University in Dubai, Dubai and United Arab Emirates, please visit the following websites:

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year UMass/IPO Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 12/01/2018 ** Varies TBA TBA
Fall 2019 05/01/2019 ** Varies TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admissions.

If you are applying to a partner program, you must check their website for ACTUAL APPLICATION DEADLINES. The posted deadline above indicates when your UMass Abroad application materials are due and the program’s deadline may be sooner.