Placeholder image for University of Sharjah

University of Sharjah



The University of Sharjah was established in 1997 with the aim and vision to contribute to the qualities shared by renowned universities around the world.


The University of Sharjah is the first and only university in the United Arab Emirates which employs the concept of domain clusters, where colleges and similar centers are located in close proximity. This unique feature of the University facilitates the sharing of common resources, such as laboratories and libraries among the colleges. It also allows for students from similar fields to interact and exchange experiences and challenges.


Upon directions from His Highness, The Chancellor of the University of Sharjah called for a meeting with research representatives of all colleges on 26  February 2014 to discuss the current status of research at UoS and how to promote research at the university with the aim of becoming competitive on an international level.  

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
601 50
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
601 200
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.


Housing services

The University provides accommodation in a safe and friendly atmosphere, conducive to academic achievement.Student accommodations are located on campus in close proximity to the University classrooms. Each dormitory includes a lounge area, large kitchen, multi-purpose activity room, TV lounge, study hall, computer labs, convenience store and laundry and dry-cleaning facilities. All dorms offer free wireless highspeed Internet (WIFI) to students.Visitors are welcome during visiting hours and experienced supervisors are on hand at all times to assist and to help maintain a comfortable atmosphere for all residents.

Library services

University of Sharjah libraries promote education, learning and research at the highest international level of excellence. University Libraries will contribute to the mission by enhancing the rEngage with members with the communities internally and globallyesearch life cycle and student experience.

Medical services

The University provides 24-hour medical clinics and ambulance services for students in case of emergencies.

Student Life

Campus life

Our spacious campus provides all facilities necessary for comfortable living on campus.The University of Sharjah is a residential university with over 2,000 students living on campus. Students have access to extraordinary campus resources and a wide range of cultural and social activities and opportunities. Everything from food and athletics to healthcare is available within a short walk and at reasonable prices and convenient hours. Our two sports complexes provide facilities for sports of all types, including swimming, tennis and football. ​

Sports facilities

The main campus features two fully-equipped and state-of-the-art sports complexes, (one for men and one for women )which include Olympic-size swimming pools, several multipurpose indoor sports halls, and gymnasiums. The main campus also features a standard-size soccer field together with a running track and outdoor lighting.Sports available at the University include body building, swimming, volleyball, karate, shooting, aerobics, yoga, bowling, table tennis, chess, billiards, tennis, squash, football, snooker, and basketball.Students who excel in athletics may be awarded scholarships to complete their studies.

Student clubs

Clubs and Societies

  • Al-Ishraaq Club
  • Al-Masha'il Club
  • Astronomy Club
  • Automobile Club
  • Chess and Shooting Club
  • Creativity Club
  • Design and Advertisement Club
  • Environment Friends Club
  • Hope Club
  • Medicine Pioneers Club
  • Nabdh Al-Hayat Society
  • National Club
  • Photography Club
  • Qur'an and Hadith Society
  • Student Guides
  • Theater and Arts Club
  • Vision Club
  • Women's Sports Club


All programs are accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

Student Reviews

Studying in UOS
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

The university is huge and beautifully designed. It has a lot of programs to choose from. They mostly have Arabs and so even though the courses are offered in English, sometimes the professors will speak in Arabic to clear concepts for the Arab students which can be quite irritating for the non-Arabs. In fact, even the emails from the university are mostly in Arabic with...

The road to success
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I entered dentistry with an enthusiastic spirit as it was my dream to become a dentist since I was little and I worked hard to reach that point in my life

UOS review
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

I've spent a year in this university during which time I've enjoyed all the classes I've attended. They courses were fairly easy.

Other programmes from this university